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MV Cotentin (2007) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9364978

MV Cotentin

Ex Stena Baltica, Cotentin

© Brittany Ferries

Cotentin © Brittany Ferries

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Aker Finnyard (STX Europe), Helsinki, Finland (Yard No 1357) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro cargo ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 165 m (overall) 157.5 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 26.8 m
    Depth: m
    Draught: 65.5 m
    Tonnage: 22308gross/6692 net/6200t deadweight
    Engines: (2) 4T – 12 cyl MaK 12M43C diesels
    Power: 24000 kW/32608 bHP
    Speed: 23 knots
    Capacity: 203 passengers/ 2188 lane meters/120 trucks
    Call Sign: FMLX, 2HAL4,
  • MMSI Number: 228263800
  • IMO Number: 9364978
  • Register Number: 08301A
    Port of Registry: Cherbourg/France, London/UK, Morlaix/France

Current Location

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August 2nd 2005: Ordered at a cost of €80 million for delivery in the spring of 2007.

November 27th 2006: Keel laid.

April 13th 2007: Floated out.


Cotentin © Aleksi Lindström (Helsinki, 13/04/2007)


Cotentin © Aleksi Lindström (Helsinki, 01/09/2007)

September 26th 2007 – September 29th 2007: Trials.

© Aker Yards

Cotentin © Aker Yards

November 9th 2007: Delivered to Brittany Ferries (Bretagne Angleterre Irlande SA), Caen, France.

November 11th 2007: Left Helsinki.

November 14th 2007: Arrived in Cherbourg.

©  Chris Hunsicker  ©  Chris Hunsicker

Cotentin ©  Chris Hunsicker (Portsmouth, 14/11/2007)

November 26th 2007: Christened.

November 26th 2007: Maiden voyage Cherbourg – Poole/ Poole – Santander.

© Marko Stampehl  © Marko Stampehl

Cotentin © Marko Stampehl (Cherbourg, 21/03/2008)

© Simonwp

Cotentin © Simonwp (Poole, 01/07/2010)

October 1st 2013: Completed service between Cherbourg – Poole/ Poole – Santander.

October 13th 2013: Left Cherbourg for Gdansk.

October 6th 2013: Arrived at Remontowa Ship Yard, Gdansk, Poland.

© Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski  © Wojciech Zielinski

Cotentin © Wojciech Zielinski (Remontowa Yard)

October 19th 2013: Technical trials.

October 2013: Provisionally chartered to Stena Line for five years.

November 21st 2013: Registered to SNC Cotentin, London, England and renamed STENA BALTICA.

November 24th 2013: Commenced services between Gdynia – Karlskrona.

© Stena Line

Stena Baltica © Stena Line

© Stena Line

Stena Baltica © Stena Line

© Pekka Jarvinen

Stena Baltica  © Pekka Jarvinen (Gdynia, 11/10/2019)

November 1st 2020: Came off service and sailed to Gdansk.

November 1st 2020: Arrived Gdansk for refit and rebranding prior to returning to Brittany Ferries.

© Björn Holm  © Björn Holm © Björn Holm

Stena Baltica © Björn Holm

November 13th 2020: Left Gdansk

© Björn Holm  © Björn Holm

Stena Baltica © Björn Holm

November 16th 2020: Arrived in Le Havre. Name reverted to COTENTIN and reflagged.

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: Chris Hunsicker, Aleksi Lindström, Pekka Jarvinen, Marko Stampehl, Andreas Wörteler and Wojciech Zielinski for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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