MV Stena Mersey
ex Mersey Seaways, Mersey Viking
Stena Mersey – © Carsten Dettmer (Birkenhead, April 2019)
Steel twin screw “NAOS241” motor vessel, built in 2005 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy (Yard No. 213) as a Ro-Ro Passenger ship
- Length: 186.00 m (overall) 177.40 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 25.60 m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 6.60 m
- Tonnage: 27510 gross/ net/7000t deadweight
- Engines: Two MAN B&W 9L48/60B diesels.
- Power: 21600 kW/14500 bHP
- Speed: 24 knots (Service)
- Capacity: 980 passengers (limited to 720 in service), 2,243 lane meters + 186 cars
- Call Sign: IVBE, 2BPR6
- MMSI Number: 235068243
- IMO Number: 9329851
- Port of Registry: Bari/Italy, Belfast/UK
- Sister Ship: Stena Lagan
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November 2005: Completed.
December 2005: Anticipated delivery to Levantina Trasporti, Italy.
December 2005: Chartered to Norse Merchant Group for services between Birkenhead – Belfast.
December 6th 2005: Arrived in Birkenhead.
© Norsemerchant Ferries
December 15th 2005: Maiden voyage between Birkenhead – Belfast.
2006: Services for Norfolk Line.
© Barry Graham (Mersey, 21/09/2007)
© Trevor Kidd
© Barry Graham (Birkenhead, 09/05/2008)
© Alan Geddes (Belfast, 24/10/2008)
November 2008: Registered to Mersey Viking Ltd, Hong Kong.
© Simonwp (July 2010)
July 12th 2010: Norfolk Lines were sold to DFDS Seaways Irish Sea Ferries Ltd.
August 3rd 2010: Renamed MERSEY SEAWAYS.
© Simonwp (Birkenhead, 08/10/2010)
December 14th 2010: Sale of DFDS Seaways Irish Sea Ferries Ltd to Stena Line. Stena took over her charter.
🆕 Stena Mersey – © Malcolm Cranfield
© Robert Foy
August 8th 2011: Officially renamed STENA MERSEY.
© Robert Foy (Birkenhead, 16/03/2012)
April 29th 2012: Sold to Stena Ropax Ltd, Gothenburg. Management Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries.
© Carsten Dettmer (Birkenhead, April 2019)
© Robert Foy (Liverpool, 01/05/2020)
October 2020: Continues to operate between Liverpool – Belfast.
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