© Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)MV Baie De Seine – Past and Present

MV Baie De Seine

Ex Sirena Seaways, Dana Sirena, Golfo Dei Delfini

© Jakub Bogucki

© Jakub Bogucki

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Stocznia Szczecinska , Stettin, Poland (Yard No B591-1/2) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry

Technical Data

  • 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
  • IMO Number: 9212163
  • Register Number: A509 (American Bureau of Shipping)
  • MMSI Number: 226338000
  • Port of Registry: Esbjerg/Denmark, Le Havre/France
  • Sister Ships: Golfo Dei Coralli


Current Location

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History

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  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler (29/12/2003)

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler (24/08/2012)

March 11th 2013: Renamed SIRENA SEAWAYS.

© Paul Bilbrough  © Paul Bilbrough

© Paul Bilbrough  © Paul Bilbrough

© Paul Bilbrough  © Paul Bilbrough

© Paul Bilbrough  © Paul Bilbrough

Aboard the Dana Sirena © 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

© Ben Bartlett (Midship Photos)

September 27th 2014: Left Esbjerg for her final sailing between Esbjerg – Harwich.

© Derek Sands  © Derek Sands

© 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  © Gena Anfimov

© Gena Anfimov

April 2015: Arrived Remontowa, Gdansk for rebuilding/refit.

Artists Impression, Brittany Ferries

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  © Jakub Bogucki

© Jakub Bogucki

© 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.

© Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)  © Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)

© Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)  © Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)

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.


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: Gena Anfimov, Jakub Bogucki, Gary Davis (Maritime Photographic), Derek Sands, Paul Bilbrough, Ben Bartlett (Midship Photos) and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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