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MV Côte D’Opale – Past and Present

MV Côte D’Opale

ex Avic Weihai W0268

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Côte D’Opale – © DFDS (Artists Impression)

Steel twin screw “Stena E-Flexer” class motor vessel built in 2021 by China Merchants Jinling (ex Avic Shipyard, Weihai) China (Yard No W0268) as Passenger and Car Ferry

Technical Data

  • Length: 214.50 m (overall) 50 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 28.92 m
  • Depth: 9.5 m
  • Draught: 6.40 m
  • Tonnage: 40617 gross/ net/7700 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x Caterpillar MaK 12VM43C diesels
  • Power: 25200 kW/HP
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Capacity: 890 passengers/ 3100 lane metres + 120 cars
  • Crew: 110
  • Call Sign: TBC
  • IMO Number: 9858321
  • Official Number: TBC
  • Port of Registry: Cyprus (01/10/2021)
  • Sister Ships: Stena Estrid, Stena Edda, Galicia, Stena Embla, Salamanca, Stena NB270, Stena NB271, Santona

History

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Côte D’Opale – © DFDS

May 30th 2019: Steel cut. (Fifth in an anticipated series of eight).

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Côte D’Opale – © DFDS

October 15th 2019: The keel was officially laid. The owner, Stena RoRo and DFDS will take the ferry on a 10 year bareboat charter from delivery in China in June 2021 and the ferry will enter service on the Dover-Calais route. It will be the longest ship on the channel.

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Côte D’Opale – © DFDS

May 20th 2020: Floated out. Owing to the short crossing time, she has no passenger cabins. She also has extra bow-thruster for greater maneuverability.

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Côte D’Opale – © DFDS

June 30th 2021: Contracted delivery date to Stena RoRo AB, Gothenburg.

2021: To be immediately chartered to DFDS A/S, Copenhagen for services between Dover – Calais.


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: DFDS for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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One Comment

  1. Great Photos- so used to seeing Lifeboat down each side- on this one visible Life saving vessel, I take same the other side, but I wonder what else would be available speedily?

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