ex Egnatia III, Medina Star, Saint Killian II, Saint Killian, Stena Scandinavica (I)
Saint Killian II – © Tony Garner (Ringaskiddy, Cork, 20/06/1993)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard No 400) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg
- Length: 124.75 – 156.85m (overall) 109.48 – 138.85m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 19.54 – 19.59 m
- Depth: 11.86 – 6.71m
- Draught: 5.16 – 5.217 m
- Tonnage: 6667 – 10256 gross/3547 – 6341net/1448 – 2676t deadweight
- Engines: 2 Vee Oil 4SA Lindholmen-Pielstick 18PC2 V diesel
- Power: 13240 kW/18000 bHP
- Speed: 22.0 knots
- Capacity: 1500 – 2000 – 1559 passengers/250 – 418 cars
- Call Sign: SICT, EILK, V4QM
- IMO Number: 7226603
- Official Number: 11338 (LR 1974 – 75), 401745 (LR 1993 – 94)
- Port of Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden, Dublin/Irish Rep, Panama, St Kitts and Nevis
- Sister Ships: Stena Olympica
September 9th 1972: Launched as STENA SCANDINAVICA.
Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler © Hans Harms (Kraljevica, 27/06/1973)
June 27th 1973: Delivered to Stena Line Ab, Gothenburg.
Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler © Reinhard Nerlich (Left) and © John Clarkson (Right)
July 1973: Commenced services between Gothenburg – Kiel. (with summer sailings between Kiel – Korsör and Gothenburg – Frederikshavn).
January 1974: Rebuilt at Sölvesborgs Varv with additional cabins.
January 1978: Sold to Herat Ltd, Dublin, Ireland. (Irish Continental Line).
February 21st 1978: Renamed SAINT KILLIAN at a simple ceremony in Gothenburg.
February 1978: Refit at Verft Nobiskrug, Rendsburg, Germany.
Andreas Wörteler Collection
February 1978: Chartered to Stena Line Ab, Gothenburg for services between Gothenburg – Kiel.
April 9th 1978: Charter to Stena Line completed.
May 1978: Services between Rosslare – Le Havre/Cherbourg.
May 1978: Services between Rosslare/ Cork – Cherbourg/ Le Havre.
February 1981: Lengthened at Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, Amsterdam, Holland.
Courtesy of Daniel Sörensen
Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler (@ Antwerp)
February 26th 1982: Returned from the shipyard and renamed SAINT KILLIAN II.
March 15th 1982: Services Rosslare – Le Havre.
Saint Killian II – © Brian Fisher (Liverpool, April 1983)
Saint Killian II – © John Jones (Le Havre, 29/05/1983)
December 1984: Refit at Chatham, UK
Saint Killian II – © Ken Larwood (Chatham, 1984)
December 24th 1986: Off Cornwall and with 300 passengers on board, suffered an engine room fire. Towed to Falmouth.
© Joerg Seyler (Hamburg, Winter 1986/87)
January 25th 1987: Arrived at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg for repairs.
February 1987: Returned to service.
Saint Killian II – © Bernd Crause
1988: Registered to Irish Continental Group P.L.C, Dublin.
November 3rd 1996 – March 25th 1997: Laid up in Le Havre.
© Carsten Dettmer (Rosslare, 01/05/1992)
March 25th 1997 – September 27th 1997: Services between Cork/ Rosslare – Roscoff/Cherbourg/ Le Havre.
July 21st 1997: Grounded in Cork and repaired in Liverpool.
August 1st 1997: Returned to service.
September 27th 1997: Laid up, for sale, in Le Havre.
October 1998: Sold to Cape Enterprise Ltd, Panama and renamed MEDINA STAR.
Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler
October 1998: Laid up in Piraeus.
2000: Registered to Green Island Maritime Ltd., Panama (Manager; Newshipco S.A.).
2001: Registered to Commercial Bank of Greece, Panama.
August 2002: Sold to Egnatia International Shipping Ltd, Panama (Hellenic Mediterranean Lines) and renamed EGNATIA III.
2002: Floated to Keratsini, Greece for refit.
May 10th 2003: Left Piraeus for Brindisi.
May 2003 – September 2003: HML (Hellenic Mediterranean Lines) services between Patras – Igoumenitsa – Corfu – Brindisi.
© Simonwp (Patras, 01/05/2003)
September 2003: Laid up in Keratsini, Greece.
© Aleksi Lindström (Drapetsona, Piraeus, 13/04/2004)
June 2004: Chartered to Algerie Ferries.
June 7th 2004 – September 2004: Services between Bejaia – Marseille.
October 1st 2004 – January 2005: Services between Algeria/ Oran – Marseille and sometimes between Oran – Alicante.
January 2005: At the end of her charter she arrived in Perama.
January 2005: Laid up in Eleusis Bay.
© Aleksi Lindström (Eleusis Bay, 23/06/2007)
September 2007: Sold to Indian breaker and renamed EGNATIA.
September 15th 2007: Left Eleusis Bay for Alang, India.
October 16th 2007: Arrived at Alang.
October 25th 2007: Beached and scrapping commenced.
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Bernd Crause, Carsten Dettmer, Brian Fisher, Tony Garner, Ken Larwood, Aleksi Lindström, Joerg Seyler Simonwp, Daniel Sörensen and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.