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Stena’s First Two E-Flexers seen together at Birkenhead

Stena Line‘s first two E-Flexer vessels, STENA ESTRID and STENA EDDA have been noted together at Birkenhead’s Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal today.

It is believed STENA EDDA has suffered technical failure and was unable to undertake her overnight crossing to Belfast on Friday. STENA ESTRID, normally operating between Holyhead and Dublin, is covering on the Birkenhead to Belfast route in place of STENA EMBLA.

STENA ESTRID on the single level north berth at Birkenhead, Saturday 19th February 2022. Copyright David Faerder

‘Embla has been operating on the North Channel between Belfast and Cairnryan since the beginning of the week to allow STENA SUPERFAST VII and STENA SUPERFAST VIII to dry dock at Harland and Wolff.

STENA EMBLA arriving at Belfast from Loch Ryan Port, Saturday 19th February 2022. Copyright Scott Mackey

At the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact nature of the problem with STENA EDDA is or how long she will remain off service. STENA FORETELLER is timetabled to take the overnight sailing from Belfast tonight (Saturday) with a return tomorrow from Birkenhead.

STENA FORETELLER approaching Belfast from Birkenhead, Saturday 19th February 2022. Copyright Scott Mackey

Intending passengers are advised to contact Stena Line directly for more information or check their Ferrycheck page.

Another closer view of STENA EDDA (left) and STENA ESTRID (right) at Birkenhead. Copyright David Faerder

With thanks to David Faerder for contributing photographs of STENA ESTRID and STENA EDDA today.

Scott Mackey

Scott Mackey is a Transportation and Transport Research graduate from Ulster University at Jordanstown. He has significant experience in the ferry industry, having worked for Stena Line in onboard services, as a customer services agent and sales support administrator in the freight department. He also has significant experience in public and community transport, having worked for Translink and as project officer of a rural community transport partnership. Scott has written numerous features for shipping and transport magazines and books.
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