ex Scotia Prince, Stena Olympica
Scotia Prince – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/05/1991)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard No 399) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg
- Length: 124.75 – 143.06m (overall) 109.48 – 127.0 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 19.54 m
- Depth: 11.85 m
- Draught: 5.16 – 5.004 m
- Tonnage: 6666 – 11968gross/3547 – 5928net/1300 – 1321t deadweight
- Engines: 2 Vee Oil 4SA Lindholmen-Pielstick 18PC2 V diesel
- Power: 13240 kW/18000 bHP
- Speed: 22.0 knots
- Capacity: 1500 – 1054 passengers/250 – 220 cars/26 trailers
- Call Sign: SFTN, HPIZ, C6FS7
- IMO Number: 7119836
- Official Number: 11275 (LR 1974 -75) 12431-82A (LR 1993 -94)
- Port of Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden, Panama City/Panama, Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister Ships: Stena Scandinavica
September 18th 1971: Launched for Stena Ab, Gothenburg.
June 25th 1972: Delivered to Stena Ab, Gothenburg.
Stena Scandinavica –
July 7th 1972: Commenced services between Gothenburg – Kiel, Korsör – Kiel, Gothenburg – Frederikshavn.
June 1973: Taken out of service with engine problems.
January 1974: More cabins added at Sölvesborgs yard.
© Wolfgang Fricke (Gothenburg, 01/07/1976)
© Simonwp (Kiel, 01/04/1981) (Left) and © Tony Garner (Gothenburg, 02/05/1981) (Right)
April 1982: Sold to Prince of Fundy Cruises Ltd., Maine, USA (Registered to Transworld Steamship Co, Panama) and renamed SCOTIA PRINCE.
April 28th 1982: Left Rendsburg for Portland.
May 1982: Prince Of Fundy Cruises services between Portland – Yarmouth.
© Simonwp (Portland, 01/07/1986)
November 8th 1986: Arrived at Neue Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg, Germany to be lengthened by 18 metres. This rebuild included the addition of extra cabins and an upgrade of her cabin decor.
March 26th 1987: Conversion completed.
March 31st 1987: Left Flensburg for Canada.
April 1987: Resumed service.
November 1st 1988 – April 16th 1989: Laid up in Shelburne.
© Simonwp (Kiel, 01/03/1997)
November 13th 1998: Commenced services between Tampa – Progreso/Mexico, lasting only 2 weeks before being cancelled.
November 2000: Arrived at Rendsburg for a refit during the winter months.
2001: Left Rendsburg.
April 2001: Services Portland, Maine, (USA) – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, (Canada).
November 2002 – March 2003: Yucatan Express services between Tampa – Yucatan/ Merida.
2005: Services between Portland – Yarmouth were withdrawn.
September 7th 2005: Chartered to FEMA and laid up a hotel ship for the homeless of Louisiana and New Orleans.
March 4th 2006: Charter completed.
March 2006: Chartered to Comanav.
March 27th 2006: Services between Tanger – Genoa.
April 28th 2006: Suffered engine problems and towed to Genoa.
May 2006: Repaired at T Mariotti, Genoa, Italy.
June 2006 – October 2006: Chartered to Algerie Ferries for services Oran – Alicante – Marseille.
December 24th 2006: Laid up in Toulon.
April 2007: Sold to Clipper Group, Nassau, Bahamas.
May 30th 2007: Left Toulon.
June 2007: Chartered to Comanav.
© Federico Bolognini
June 25th 2007 – October 2007: Services Almeria – Nador.
October 8th 2007: Laid up in Upplagd i Toulon.
June 2008: Chartered to Comanav.
June 10th 2008 – October 2008: Services Almeria – Nador.
© Mike Barker (Almeria, July 2008)
June 2009 – October 15th 2009: Chartered to Acciona Trasmediterranea for services Almeria – Taghazout.
September 2009: Laid up in Burgas, Bulgaria.
March 11th 2010: Arrived in Tuzla, Turkey for refit.
April 28th 2010: Arrived Gibraltar.
© Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar, 10/06/2010)
June 2010: Chartered to Marmara Lines, Turkey.
June 12th 2010 – June 17th 2010: Left Gibraltar for Cesme.
June 17th 2010 – September 21st 2010: Services Ancona – Cesme.
October 15th 2010: Laid up in Drapetsona.
February 2011: Chartered to Flemingo Duty Free Shop ptv, Ltd, India.
February 18th 2011: Left Drapetsona, via Suez, for the Indian Ocean.
February 2011: Whilst in the Suez Canal she received orders to go to Benghazi, Libya to assist in the evacuation of the country.
February 28th 2011: Arrived in Benghazi, Libya.
March 1st 2011 – March 2nd 2011: Left Benghazi for Alexandria.
March 3rd 2011 – March 4th 2011: Left Alexandria for Benghazi.
March 8th 2011: Arrived in Alexandria.
March 29th 2011: Left Alexandria for Tuticorin.
June 13th 2011: Services between Tuticorin – Colombo.
November 18th 2011: Services cancelled and she was laid up in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
March 10th 2012: Sold for breaking in Bangladesh.
March 21st 2012: Renamed PRINCE for her journey to the scrap yard.
March 27th 2012 – April 2nd 2012: Left Colombo for Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh.
April 2nd 2012: Arrived at Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh.
April 10th 2012: Beached and scrapping commenced.
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: Mike Barker, Federico Bolognini, Daniel Ferro, Wolfgang Fricke, Tony Garner, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.