MV Sirena Seaways
ex Baie de Seine, Sirena Seaways, Dana Sirena, Golfo Dei Delfini
Sirena Seaways © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 07/05/2020)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Stocznia Szczecińska, Stettin, Poland (Yard No B591-1/2) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry for Lloyd Sardegna Compagnia Di Navigazione, Olbia, Italy
- Length: 199.1m (overall) 179.2m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 25.00m
- Depth: 14.2m
- Draught: 6.32m
- Tonnage: 10,500-22,382 gross/8,063 net/8100-5577t deadweight
- Engines: (2) x Wartsila 9L49C diesels
- Power: 18900 kw
- Speed: 23.0 knots
- Capacity: 610 passengers, 2060/1956 lane meters
- Call Sign: OULA2, FISL, LYBR
- IMO Number: 9212163
- Register Number: A509 (American Bureau of Shipping)
- MMSI Number: 277569000
- Port of Registry: Esbjerg/Denmark, Le Havre/France, Klaipeda/Lithuania.
- Sister Ships: Golfo Dei Coralli
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March 31st 1999: Ordered by Lloyd Sardegna Compagnia Di Navigazione, Olbia, Italy. Planned services between Livorno – Sardinia.
January 7th 2001: Keel struck.
April 21st 2001: Launched under the name GOLFO DEI DELFINI.
March 2002: Build interrupted.
2002: Building severely delayed and proposed owner declined delivery. Debt to yard guaranteed by, Polish Bank, Pekao SA.
July 29th 2002: Builders went bankrupt.
July 17th 2002: Sold to DFDS Tor Line A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
November 3rd 2002: Taken over by DFDS.
November 4th 2002 – November 6th 2002: Trials.
November 27th 2002: Renamed DANA SIRENA.
November 28th 2002: Anchored at Rönne owing to Polish export regulations.
November 29th 2002: Arrived Remontowa Shiprepair Yard, Gdansk for rebuilding/refit.
June 10th 2003: Home port Esbjerg.
June 11th 2003: Arrived Esbjerg from Poland.
June 17th 2003: Introduced between Esbjerg – Harwich.
© Andreas Wörteler (29/12/2003)
© Andreas Wörteler (24/08/2012)
March 11th 2013: Renamed SIRENA SEAWAYS.
Interior – Sirena Seaways
© Paul Bilbrough
June 22nd 2013: Collided with the quayside at Parkeston Quay, Harwich. Bow damage and taken out of service for damage inspection.
June 24th 2013: Left Harwich for Bremerhaven.
June 25th 2013: Arrived Bremerhaven for repairs.
July 5th 2013: Planned return to service.
© Ben Bartlett
September 27th 2014: Left Esbjerg for her final sailing between Esbjerg – Harwich.
© Derek Sands
September 29th 2014: Arrived in Esbjerg ending 134 years of Esbjerg – Harwich service.
September 29th 2014: Left Esbjerg for Fredrikstad.
September 10th 2014: Left Fredrikstad with military equipment for Aalborg and Kalundborg.
October 6th 2014: Services between Paldiski – Kapellskär.
January 8th 2015: Final day in service Kapellskär – Paldiski.
January 10th 2015: Arrived Remontowa, Gdansk for fitting of exhaust scrubbers.
January 31st 2015: Agreement signed for 5 year charter to Brittany Ferries, France. Services commencing April/May 2015.
February 10th 2015: Left Gdansk for Klaipeda.
February 11th 2015: Arrived in Klaipeda.
February 2015: Services between Klaipeda – Karlshamn.
© Gena Anfimov
April 2015: Arrived Remontowa, Gdansk for rebuilding/refit.
Artists Impression, Brittany Ferries
April 2015: Renamed BAIE DE SEINE. Transferred to French flag registered in Le Havre.
May 2015: Planned entry into service between Portsmouth – Le Havre/ Portsmouth – Santander.
May 1st 2015: Left Gdansk destination Le Havre (eta 03/05/2015).
© Jakub Bogucki
4th May 2015: Scheduled to arrive in Le Havre.
4th May 2015: Conducted berthing trials in Le Havre before proceeding to Cherbourg.
7th May 2015: Operated a freight service from Cherbourg to Portsmouth.
8th May 2015: Arrived in Portsmouth for berthing trials. Following berthing trials she proceeded to the St Helens anchorage to allow the CAP FINISTERE to berth in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth 8th May 2015 © Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)
9th May 2015: Officially entered service with Brittany Ferries sailing to Bilbao (Freight Only).
11th May 2015: Scheduled to enter passenger service between Le Havre and Portsmouth.
Interior – Baie de Seine
© Paul Smith (Flickr)
9th November 2016: Arrived in Santander and proceeded to the Astander Shipyard for refit.
© Dan Hall (Flickr)
4th December 2016: Resumed service from Santander to Portsmouth.
March 12th 2020: Anticipated final Brittany Ferries departure from Portsmouth. Her charter complete, she will return to her owners DFDS.
March 13th 2020: Arrived Le Havre.
March 21st 2020: Sailed from Le Havre, destination Gdansk.
March 2020: Returned to DFDS.
April 27th 2020: Renamed SIRENA SEAWAYS.
April 30th 2020: Left Gdansk for Klaipeda..
May 5th 2020: Services between Klaipeda – Karlshamn.
Sirena Seaways © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 16/06/2020)
June 28th 2020: Services between Paldiski – Kapellskar.
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