End of February ’19 News Roundup

ULYSSES in dry dock at Cammell Laird Birkenhead, 2019. Irish Ferries

A quick summary of some ferry news stories from February not yet reported on NI Ferry Site including some dry docking updates and news from the Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle services.

October News Roundup

STENA NORDICA had her flag and home port changed alongside at Karlskrona in early October 2018. © IMS Technical Services.

A quick roundup of some recent stories featuring local, industry, and former local vessel news which haven’t warranted their own separate post.

Former ferries of NI Part 1: From Sealink to Stena Line

Stena Galloway departs Belfast with Stena Caledonia in the background. Taken on June 16th 1999. Copyright © Alan Geddes.

A photographic look back at some of the ferries which have operated to or within Northern Ireland, including those which operated both for present operators and those which no longer exist. This first part looks at Sealink, Sealink Stena, Stena Sealink, and Stena Line.

[Quick News] Former Galloway Princess looking for a new operator?

STENA GALLOWAY undertaking berthing trials in Belfast, April 5th, 1995. Copyright © Alan Geddes

It appears that LE RIF, the former GALLOWAY PRINCESS / STENA GALLOWAY, is available for charter having reappeared on a brokers website. Her owners DWLM had previously advertised that she would enter service with them between Algeciras and Tangier Med towards the end of last year.