Refit relief

  • Local (NI) ferry newsSTENA NORDICA seen in the River Mersey, Sunday July 5 2020. Copyright © Rob Foy.

    Stena Nordica to return to Belfast as relief for Heysham dry-dockings

    'Stena Nordica' will provide dry dock cover for the Belfast - Heysham freight ships next month when the pair dry dock in Belfast.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsP&O's cross-channel freighter European Seaway. © P&O Ferries.

    P&O Ferries’ European Seaway on her way to Larne.

    P&O Ferries refit relief vessel for Larne this year, the Dover - Calais freight ferry EUROPEAN SEAWAY, left Calais earlier today for Larne

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  • Photo featuresStena Lagan pictured during her Monday lay-over at Birkenhead on 13/03/17. © Steven Tarbox

    In strange waters #2: Stena Line Irish Sea dry docking’s/refits 2017 (Pt 2)

    Part 2 of our photo feature on the 2017 Stena Line Irish Sea refit period featuring Stena Nordica (on refit relief duties), Stena Superfast VII, Stena Superfast VIII, Stena Precision, and Stena Performer.

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  • Photo featuresStena Horizon arriving in Belfast for dry-docking 15/1/16. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

    Photo Feature: In strange waters – Stena Line Irish Sea refits 2016

    A look at the fleet movements during Stena Line Irish Sea's 2016 refit period.

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  • Ferry NewsStena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff Belfast. © Scott Mackey 2015.

    Stena Line Irish Sea refit schedule for 2016

    Majority of Stena Line Irish Sea fleet to visit Harland and Wolff in early 2016. As previously speculated, Stena Flavia will be the designated refit cover vessel for Stena Line’s Irish Sea refits in 2016.  Stena Flavia will leave the Baltic on 09/1/16 for Rosslare to take up service to Cherbourg from 14/1/16 until 8/3/16 in place of Stena Horizon.  Gothenburg to Frederikshavn vessel Stena Gothica is believed to be planned to cover for Stena Flavia in her absence.  The former Celtic Link vessel Stena Horizon will visit Harland and Wolff from 14/1/16 to 28/1/16, after which she will cover the Dublin to Holyhead route until approximately 7/3/16. On Stena Horizon‘s arrival at Dublin, Stena Superfast X will have an in…

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    Stena Line refit update 2016.

    Refit cover to provided by Baltic Sea vessel. NIFS understand Stena Flavia (ex Watling Street) has been nominated as the refit cover vessel for the Irish Sea January to March 2016. It is believed she will cover for Stena Horizon (ex Celtic Horizon) at Rosslare before covering for Stena Superfast X (formerly Dieppe Seaways, SeaFrance Moliere, Jean Nicoli, etc) and Stena Adventurer at Holyhead. Stena Superfast X will provide refit relief for her north channel sisters, Stena Superfast VII and VIII, giving Belfast to Cairnryan (Loch Ryan Port) passengers the opportunity to sample a very different Superfast vessel to those regularly on the run. Stena Flavia is of course a part-sister to Stena Lagan, Stena Mersey, Stena Horizon, and Irish Ferries Epsilon.  It is understood that…

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  • Ferry InformationP&O Ferries NORBAY seen arriving at Dublin. Copyright © Robbie Cox.

    NORBAY | P&O Ferries

    Profile of P&O Ferries 'Norbay' which, usually serves the Dublin to Liverpool route but has also provided cover on the Larne to Cairnryan route.

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  • Local (NI) ferry news

    Stena Feronia due to enter service

    Stena Feronia is expected to enter into service on Thursday operating the 10:30 sailing ex Belfast, freeing up the currently inbound Stena Mersey to visit the dry dock at Harland and Wolff. On Mersey’s return to service, Feronia will substitute for Stena Lagan so she can visit A&P at Falmouth. Stena’s online booking engine indicates that ‘Lagan’s’ last sailing will be the 10:30 on the 3rd of December ex Birkenhead with Stena Mersey taking over her schedule from then onwards (22:30 ex Belfast on the 3rd) with Feronia staying on the same roster. According to the booking engine (at time of writing) there is no space available for passengers on Stena Feronia until Saturday ex Belfast and next Tuesday ex…

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