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MV Stena Forecaster – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9214678

MV Stena Forecaster

Stena Forecaster – © Scott Mackey (Belfast, 24/09/2019)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Dalian Shipyard, Calian, China (Yard No RO123-2) as a Ro-Ro Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 195.30 m (overall) 179.2 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 26.80 m
    Depth: 8.7 m
    Draught: 7.5 m
    Tonnage: 24688 gross/7407 net/12300t deadweight
    Engines: 4 x Sulzer 8ZAL40S diesels
    Power: 24000 kW/HP
    Speed: 22.5  knots
    Capacity: 12 passengers/ 3000 lane meters
    Call Sign:
    MELO3, OYWT2
    MMSI Number:
     219027065
  • IMO Number: 9214678
  • DNV GL id Number: 22313
    Port of Registry:
     London/UK, Gothenburg/Sweden, UK, Douglas/Isle of Man, Copenhagen/Denmark
    Sister Ships:  Stena Foreteller, Stena Forerunner


Current Location

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History

July 12th 2000: Keel struck

December 26th 2000: Launched

April 24th 2003: Delivered to Stena Dragon Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda

April 29th 2003: Sold to Stena RoRo Ab, Gothenburg.

April 29th 2003: Left Dalian for Europe

June 5th 2003: Arrived in Gothenburg.

June 2003: Chartered to Transfennica, Finland.

June 13th 2003: Sold to Stena North Sea Ltd, London, England.

June 17th 2003: Christened in Helsinki

Stena Forecaster – Tim Becker (Travemunde, June 2003)

June 2003: Service between Hanko – Lubeck

November 25th 2003: Sold to Stena RoRo Ab, Gothenburg

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

Stena Forecaster – © Andreas Wörteler (Lubeck, 27/03/2004)

December 8th 2004: Left Lubeck for refit in Gothenburg

December 22nd 2004: Returned to service between Hanko – Lubeck.

© Simonwp

Stena Forecaster – © Simonwp (Kiel, January 2005)

 

Stena Forecaster – © Aleksi Lindström (Hanko, 11/03/2007)

Stena Forecaster – © Aleksi Lindström (Hanko, 04/01/2013)

2015: Chartered to Cotunav.

© Carlo Martinelli  © Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli (Valletta, 27/04/2018) (Left) (Valletta, 09/05/2018) (Right)

February 2nd 2019: Left Rades (Tunisia) for St Nazaire.

February 9th 2019: Arrived in Birkenhead.

February 11th 2019: Sold to Stena Rederi A/S, Hellerup, Denmark.

February 12th 2019: Stena Line services between Birkenhead – Belfast.

 

Stena Forecaster – © Scott Mackey (Belfast, 27/05/2019)

© Barry Graham  © Barry Graham

Stena Forecaster – © Barry Graham (Birkenhead, 27/07/2019)

June 1st 2020: Sailed from Belfast to Uddevalla (Sweden) and laid up.

October 22nd 2020: Left Uddevalla.

October 23rd 2020: Arrived at A & P Tyne and due to replace MISIDA on P&O Ferries Liverpool – Dublin service.


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: Tim Becker, Barry Graham, Emmanuel L, Aleksi Lindström, Scott Mackey, Carlo Martinelli, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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