SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE is a RoRo freight ferry designed and built for Seatruck Ferries by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft in Germany.  She is one of four identical sister ships owned by Seatruck Ferries.

  • Ferry NewsCaptain Steve Millar and crew members from the Stena Lagan celebrate receiving the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for operating three consecutive years without a lost-time accident. ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd

    [Press Release] Stena Line vessels recognised for safe operations

    An unprecedented nine Stena Line ferries have received the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), acknowledging the skills and dedication of the men and women responsible for safe vessel operations.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsSTENA PRECISION viewed from STENA SCOTIA. STENA PRECISION will leave the Stena Line fleet later this month to be replaced by STENA FORERUNNER on a temporary basis. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

    Stena Line Heysham and Birkenhead fleet movement update

    STENA HIBERNIA is currently scheduled to leave Belfast Dry Dock this afternoon, starting a chain of fleet movements for both Stena Line and Seatruck.

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  • Ferry NewsArtists rendering of HONFLEUR. © Brittany Ferries.

    Brittany Ferries new ferry HONFLEUR set to debut next July

    Brittany Ferries published their 2019 timetable earlier today, which shows their new ferry HONFLEUR will debut on her Portsmouth to Caen route next July.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsSEATRUCK PERFORMANCE. © Seatruck Ferries


    A €100 million investment by Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, will increase capacity on Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%. Seatruck will deploy two larger freight ferries, currently on charter to Stena Line, on the route later this summer.

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  • A Look Inside: Stena LineSTENA PRECISIONLounge area. Copyright © Scott Mackey

    A look inside: Stena Line’s Irish Sea freight vessel STENA PRECISION

    A series of images taken onboard the Seatruck-owned Stena Line Irish Sea freighter STENA PRECISION, sister-ship of STENA PERFORMER, SEATRUCK POWER, and SEATRUCK PROGRESS.  Includes accommodation as well as freight decks and wheelhouse photographs.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsSTENA HIBERNIA. Copyright © Scott Mackey

    Stena Hibernia technical problems

    The Belfast - Heysham freight vessel STENA HIBERNIA has been out of service since Monday 28/08/17 with what is understood to be engine problems.

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsStena Superfast VIII freshly painted in the revised Stena Livery for 2017. Copyright © Steven Tarbox

    Latest local ferry news (wk2 April ’17)

    A quick roundup of local ferry news from the past couple of weeks. Carlingford Lough Ferry to start later this year. Scenic Carlingford ferry have announced that they expect the service between Greenore (Co. Louth) and Greencastle (Co. Down), which has caused controversy in some quarters, to begin this coming June.  It is expected that the vessel to be used on the service will be the former (Magilligan to Greencastle (Co. Donegal)) Lough Foyle Ferry FOYLE VENTURE (ex Shannon Willow) which is owned by parent company, Frazer Ferries. FOYLE VENTURE rests at Bangor enroute to Lough Foyle during March 2008, whilst returning from refit in Dublin. Copyright © Ross McDonald. FOYLE VENTURE is currently laid up at Wicklow EDIT 14/4/17 operating on the…

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsSTENA PERFORMER in Harland and Wolff's Belfast Dry Dock, April 2017. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

    Stena Line Dry Dock update / temporary timetable change

    Stena Performer entered Harland and Wolff’s Belfast Dry Dock this morning, re-commencing Stena Line’s Irish Sea refit program for 2017. Sister-ship Stena Precision will follow once Stena Performer has finished. Stena Precision is due back in service on the 2nd of May so I assume Performer will not dry dock until around the 20th. Birkenhead service timetable change For the duration of this final dry dock period, there will be no Belfast to Birkenhead freight shoulder service.  However, Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey will operate a full timetable of 2 daily sailings each way. This includes on Mondays when normally there is only one sailing each way with the vessels laying over in the morning/afternoon.  Stena Hibernia will work the…

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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 Europe in Rosslare showing off her new livery. Stena Line.

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

    This page will be continually updated throughout the refit period which is expected to run until May 2017. Last years “in strange waters” can be found here. Please note that due to the nature of their content, both pages are very heavy in photographic material and may take a while to load on slower connections.  The second part of this year’s feature can be found here. This year Stena Line will complete all Irish Sea dry docking’s at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, that’s a total of 9 ships from the fleet of 11.  At the end of 2016 Stena announced that the entire fleet would be receiving the latest livery and strap-line “Connecting Europe for a Sustainable Future” during their…

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  • Ferry NewsStena Precision and Stena Performer in Belfast. Stena Line.

    PR: Stena Line Adds Extra Pre-Christmas Freight Capacity

    Leading ferry company Stena Line is adding additional freight capacity to its busy Belfast-Liverpool service in support of the retail sector as it starts to ramp up for its key pre-Christmas trading period. Stena Line is adding an extra two sailings per week, from Fri 21St October until 16th Dec, it will operate an additional Friday departure from Belfast (15.30hrs) and from Monday 24th October until 19th December it will operate and additional Monday departure (08.00hrs) from Birkenhead, Liverpool. The extra sailings will provide increased freight capacity for up to 2 000 more freight units across the Irish Sea at a crucial time for businesses seeking to maximise their Christmas trade.  Richard Horswill, Stena Line’s Head of Freight (UK and Ireland)…

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  • Local (NI) ferry newsA pretty full looking STENA PERFORMER departs Belfast for Birkenhead. Viewed from Stena Lagan's monkey island.

    Stena add additional freight sailing between Belfast and Birkenhead?

    Looking at the live timetable on the Stena Line freight website this evening, it appears that an extra sailing has been added on Friday afternoon between Belfast and Birkenhead, returning Monday morning ex Birkenhead at 08:00. How this will work in practice remains to be seen though, as with an 08:00 departure from Birkenhead Stena Performer would not be able to operate the 15:30 from Belfast as she would not be back in time. More if/when I hear it (as there has been nothing official from Stena), but I assume some sort of rotation will be worked out with the Heysham ships (Stena Precision and the smaller Stena Hibernia). Edit 18/10/17:  Stena have officially announced these extra sailings which will add…

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