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 scheduled dry docking’s, in a style similar to that applied to Stena Britannica recently. This replaces the previous “Making Good Time” strap-line. (Title image: Stena Europe in Rosslare displaying the ... Read more
Planned essential maintenance for Stena Lagan. Stena Lagan entered the dry-dock at Harland and Wolff this morning for planned maintenance. She will return to service for tomorrow nights (22:00) departure to Birkenhead. As a result, there will be no evening departure from Birkenhead tonight. Stena Performer is currently operating an additional sailing for freight in Stena Lagan’s absence. This follows a similar dry-docking for sister-ship Stena Mersey last week, and the commencement of the 2016 refit programme for the Irish Sea fleet. Stena Horizon will be the next ship to enter dry-dock, and is expected at Harland & Wolff from the 14th to the 28th of January once she has been relieved by Stena Flavia (currently en-route from the Baltic).