STENA PERFORMER and STENA PRECISION are freight only ferries which where designed and built specifically to operate into Heysham port on behalf of Seatruck Ferries. Due to the size of Heysham harbour, larger ships can not operate there, however the trend in recent years has been for vessels to get larger which has severely restricted the number of vessels which could operate in Heysham’s confines.
Built as Seatruck Performance and Seatruck Precision, STENA PERFORMER and STENA PRECISION are 2 of 4 identical “Roro 2200” design sister ships (known as the FSG class) designed and built for Seatruck by the Flensburger shipyard in Germany. They are designed specifically to maximise space for vehicles inside their restricted size, whilst maintaining a shallow draught due to the harbour at Heysham being quite shallow (in fact the harbour needs to be dredged often in order to prevent it from becoming silted up). Due to the way they are designed they can carry 20% more freight but with 10% less fuel consumption than the ships they replaced for Seatruck at Heysham (the P-series). Formerly called Seatruck Precision and Seatruck Performance, the pair are on charter to Stena Line due to not being required by Seatruck, and are larger than the ships Stena previously operated to Heysham STENA HIBERNIA and STENA SCOTIA. In latter years one of STENA PERFORMER or STENA PRECISION usually operates with STENA HIBERNIA on the Heysham link, while the other operates as the third ship on the Birkenhead to Belfast route along with STENA LAGAN and STENA MERSEY.
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft – FSG Roro 2200
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), Flensburg, Germany
Seatruck Ferries Ltd (Clipper Group)
Stena Line UK
Det Norske Veritas,+1A1, General Cargo Carrier Ro-Ro, E0, DG-P, TMON
In service (original)
23rd April 2012
In service (Stena Line)
Call sign (Stena)
Power(Max/Pme @ 75%)
63.59t/day @ 21kts (90% MCR)
12 drivers in 6 double berth cabins.
21 crew (max 22 in 21 single crew cabins + 1 spare cabin).
Weather deck: 564 lm – open
Upper deck: 665 lm – 5.30 metres free height
Main deck: 661 lm – 5.30 metres free height
Tanktop deck: 276 lm – 5.00 metres free height
2166 lane metres total
Stern loading only (main deck)
Fixed ramp from Main Deck to Tank top – 4.0 m wide (Total length of ramp cover – 48.7 m)
Isle of Man [UK 2nd Register] (Douglas)
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