HSS STENA CARISMA is the sole HSS-900 craft ever completed.  She has only ever operated on the Göteborg – Fredrikshavn route and has been laid up since 2013 following 16 years of service.  Unlike the larger HSS 15oo craft which were built by Aker in Finland, STENA CARISMA was built by Westmarin in Norway.

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  • Ferry NewsStena Explorer docking in Dun Laoghaire. By StenaLine-StenaExplorer-DunLoaghaire-2008-04-07_5.jpg: Benjamin.nagel derivative work: Wexcan  Talk [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    HSS Stena Explorer latest: Tug Bluster expected in Holyhead this evening.

    It has been confirmed that the anchor handling tug, Bluster, is expected to arrive in Holyhead this evening, with the task of towing the remaining Stena HSS 1500 vessel Stena Explorer to Turkey.  Speculation as to what future awaits the vessel has been rife online, with some expectant that the vessel will proceed straight to scrapping at Aliaga, rather than to Istanbul for conversion to static use as previously announced.  No departure date for the remaining HSS 1500 vessel has been announced, however it is expected that she will leave Holyhead for the last time in the near future. It is known that HSS Stena Explorer‘s engines have been started regularly, and it is expected that she may move under her own…

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