The latest addition to Stena Line’s Irish Sea fleet, Stena Superfast X (ex Dieppe Seaways, Seafrance Moliere, Jean Nicoli, Superfast X), is en-route to Holyhead from the Nauta shipyard in Poland following her conversion for service between Holyhead and Dublin Port. The sister ship to Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII is expected to arrive in Wales by Thursday morning, and has already rounded the top of Scotland. It is expected that she will replace Stena Nordica in service before the end of next week, freeing up Stena Nordica to replace Stena Superfast VII so she can go for dry-docking at Harland & Wolff. Once this is completed, Stena Nordica will then relieve Stena Superfast VIII, which will then proceed to Harland and Wolff. Once Stena Superfast VIII returns to service, Stena Nordica is expected to transfer to DFDS, who plan to use her between Dover and Calais.
26th February: Stena Superfast X has now berthed at Holyhead for the first time, following the 9am departure of Stena Nordica.
5th March: Stena Superast X has yet to enter service, although it had been expected by many she would do so earlier this week.
Image: Stena Nordica. Copyright © Scott Mackey