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
- 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
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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
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.
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 (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)
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.