ex AF Michela, Stena Egeria, Hoa Sen, Vinashin Prince, Cartour
Kerry © Prieto (Santander, 16/10/2019)
Steel twin screw “NAOS 172” motor vessel built in 2001 by Cantiere Navale Visentini di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 196) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry
- Length: 186.46m (overall) 169,5m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 25.6m
- Depth: 15.0m
- Draught: 6.8m
- Tonnage: 24418 gross/7868 net/7254t deadweight
- Engines: (2) 4T – 9 cylinder MAN/B&W 9L48/60B diesels
- Power: 18900kW/29348HP
- Speed: 24.0 knots
- Capacity: 1000 passengers, 75 cars
- Call Sign: 3WRN, 5BZF3
- MMSI Number: 210772000
- IMO Number: 9243447
- Register Number: 78627
- Port of Registry: Reggio Calabria/Italy, Vietnam, Limassol/Cyprus
- Design (NAOS 172) Sister Ships: Partenope, Trinacria, Stena Forwarder
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July 21st 2000: Keel struck.
April 8th 2001: Launched.
September 28th 2001: Delivered to Levantina Trasporti, Bari, Italy.
October 2001: Chartered to Caronte & Tourist, Italy for services between Messina – Salerno.
© Ivan Meshkov (Salerno, 06/04/2006)
© Wil Weijsters (Taormina, 26/06/2007)
October 9th 2007: Sold to Vinashin Ocean Shipping Co, Vietnam and renamed VINASHIN PRINCE.
© Tomasello Letterio (Messina, October 2007)
December 2007: Renamed HOA SEN for services between Ho Chi Minh City – Hanang Bay.
May 2014: Sold to Stena RoRo Navigation Ltd, Clydebank, U.K and renamed STENA EGERIA.
© WTW @ Shipspotting.com (Yantai (China) and Pyeongtaek (South Korea) 18/06/2014)
July 2014: Chartered to Yantai Bohai International Ferry, China for services between Yantai – Pyeongtaek.
© WTW @ Shipspotting.com (Pyeongtaek 03/07/2014)
June 2017: Charter completed.
July 14th 2017: Left Yantai for Piraeus.
August 15th 2017: Arrived Perama.
© Petros Psarras (Perama, 15/08/2017)
October 2017: Chartered to Adria Ferries.
October 10th 2017: Renamed AF MICHELA.
October 2017: Services between Durres – Ancona.
September 30th 2019: Charter completed.
October 2019: To be chartered for one year to Brittany Ferries. Services between Cork – Santander. Renamed KERRY
October 1st 2019: Arrived Rijeka for refit/re-branding.
October 8th 2019: Left Rijeka (Croatia)
October 14th 2019: In Gibraltar.
October 16th 2019: Arrived Santander.
© Prieto (Santander, 16/10/2019)
October 31st 2019: Innaugural sailing Santander – Cork.
February 28th 2020: Services between Rosslare – Bilbao
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