Ian Davies

  • Local (NI) ferry newsRendering of the Stena E-Flexer design with the new Connecting Europe for a Sustainable Future slogan.

    [Press Release] Stena Line confirms plans for its 3 new Irish Sea ships

    Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new RoPax ferries currently under construction in China is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route early 2020. The following two is assigned to Liverpool-Belfast.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsRendering of the new Stena E-Flexer class. All four vessels are now confirmed as earmarked for Stena's routes from Belfast. Stena Line.

    [Press Release] Stena Line announces new ferries for Belfast to Birkenhead and Dublin to Holyhead

    Stena Line announced today that two of its new E-Flexer RoPax ferries currently under construction in China will be introduced on the Belfast - Birkenhead route in 2020 and 2021. The first of the series is planned to enter service on the Holyhead – Dublin route in early 2020.

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  • Ferry NewsHSS Explorer passing HSS Voyager, which is at Harland and Wolff's ship repair quay. Stena Discovery is just just visible under the massive yellow "samson" crane in the background. Copyright © Alan Geddes.

    Update: HSS Stena Explorer’s final Holyhead departure delayed

    Poor weather conditions delay Stena Explorer’s final Irish Sea voyage. HSS Stena Explorer‘s final departure from Holyhead, which was due to take place this afternoon, appears to have been delayed due to unfavourable weather conditions. It is now expected that the vessel will be towed from the port over the weekend, probably on Sunday. Work appears to be continuing on HSS Stena Explorer, now renamed One World Karadeniz, to prepare her for the long tow to Turkey, where it is thought she will be converted for static use.  HSS Stena Explorer is the last remaining member of Stena’s ground breaking HSS 1500 class. Title image: HSS Explorer passing HSS Voyager, which is at Harland and Wolff’s ship repair quay.  Stena Discovery is…

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    Official: HSS Stena Explorer due to leave Holyhead tomorrow

    Final HSS 1500 craft Stena Explorer sold for future use. Stena Line have officially confirmed that the final HSS 1500 vessel, Stena Explorer, has been sold to Turkish buyers and is due to leave Holyhead for the last time tomorrow, weather permitting, under the escort of tugs. Stena have however not confirmed what Stena Explorer’s future use will be, though they have said that she will continue her career under new ownership. The anchor handling tug Bluster arrived in Holyhead earlier this week, with the task to tow Stena Explorer to Turkey. Another tug, Afon Cefni, arrived in Holyhead this morning. It is assumed she may assist Bluster and Holyhead’s own tug St David in manoeuvring HSS Stena Explorer from her berth…

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