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Stena Performer re-emerges from dry-dock as Seatruck Performance

SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE scheduled to be in service from Sunday

The former Stena Line Belfast – Heysham freight vessel STENA PERFORMER emerged from number 5 dock at Cammell-Laird earlier today renamed SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE and in full Seatruck Ferries livery. The 142m long “Heysham Max” vessel had been on charter to Stena Line from Seatruck until last week, but is now required by Seatruck themselves due to growth on their Warrenpoint – Heysham route. She entered the dry-dock in Birkenhead last Thursday in full Stena Line livery.

STENA PERFORMER in Cammell-Laird's number 5 dry-dock prior to repainting into Seatruck Livery. 24th August 2018. Copyright © Das Boot 160 Photography.
STENA PERFORMER in Cammell-Laird’s number 5 dry-dock prior to repainting into Seatruck Livery. 24th August 2018. Copyright © Das Boot 160 Photography.

Sister-ship STENA PRECISION is in the wet basin at Cammell-Laird awaiting her own repainting and renaming to her original name of SEATRUCK PRECISION. She will join SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE on the Warrenpoint to Heysham route once her dry-docking is complete. SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE is currently at Seatruck’s Liverpool terminal, and is currently timetabled to takeover the schedule of SEATRUCK PANORAMA from Sunday.

The freshly repainted and renamed <strong>SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE</strong> makes her way across the Mersey from Cammell-Laird to Langton Lock, 28.08.18. Copyright © Rob Foy (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/ferries.ships">Facebook Page</a>)
The freshly repainted and renamed SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE makes her way across the Mersey from Cammell-Laird to Langton Lock, 28.08.18. Copyright © Rob Foy (Facebook Page)

STENA PERFORMER has been replaced on Stena’s Belfast – Heysham route by STENA SCOTIA, while STENA PRECISION was replaced by STENA FORERUNNER on Monday. The transition has not been without incident however, with STENA FORERUNNER running at reduced speed on yesterdays sailing to Birkenhead.

STENA FORERUNNER at 12 Quays (Birkenhead) after her first crossing from Belfast, 28.08.18. Copyright © Rob Foy (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/ferries.ships">Facebook Page</a>)
STENA FORERUNNER at 12 Quays (Birkenhead) after her first crossing from Belfast, 28.08.18. Copyright © Rob Foy (Facebook Page)

 

STENA PRECISION viewed from STENA SCOTIA. STENA PRECISION will leave the Stena Line fleet later this month to be replaced by STENA FORERUNNER on a temporary basis. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
STENA PRECISION viewed from STENA SCOTIA. STENA PRECISION left the Stena Line fleet at the end of August ’18 to be replaced by STENA FORERUNNER on a temporary basis. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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