MV Stena Vinga
Stena Vinga – © Tim Becker (Travemunde, 09/03/2019)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2005 by B.V. Schps & Mfbk De Merwede v/h van Vliet & Co, Hardinxveld, Holland. (Yard No 702) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
- Length: 124.90 – 129.90 m (overall) 116.23m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 23.40 m
- Depth: 8.60 m
- Draught: 5.30 – 5.60 m
- Tonnage: 13906 – 14551gross/5142 – 5157 net/2845 – 5142t deadweight
- Engines: 2 x MaK 9M32 diesels
- Power: 8640 kW/11747 bHP
- Speed: 18.5 knots
- Capacity: 400 passengers/ 200 cars/1235 – 1500 lane meters
- Call Sign: OYAX, SBCT
- MMSI Number: 266467000
- IMO Number: 9323699
- Port of Registry: Ronne/Denmark, Gothenburg/Sweden
- Sister Ships: Dueodde
- Near Sisters: Commodore Clipper, Ben-My-Chree
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January 7th 2005: Hull launched.
General Arrangement (as built) IHC Merwede
January 9th 2005: Superstructure added.
April 11th 2005: Sea trials.
Hammerodde undergoing sea trials in the North Sea – © IHC Merwede
April 29th 2005: Delivered to Bornholmstrafikken, Ronne, Denmark.
Hammerodde © Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 11/04/2005)
April 20th 2005: Left Rotterdam for Denmark.
April 22nd 2005: Arrived Ronne
April 23rd 2005: Displayed in Ronne.
April 30th 2005: Services between Koge – Ronne – Ystad.
Hammerodde © Simonwp (Ronne, 01/07/2005)
September 9th 2005: Some services between Ronne – Sassnitz.
Hammerodde © Mikkel (Ronne, 31/05/2008)
January 21st 2010: Left Ronne for Helsinki.
January 23rd 2010 – March 24th 2010: Refit and rebuilt at STX Europe, Helsinki. Upper freight decks covered, ducktail, new rudders and propellers.
March 24th 2010: Left Helsinki for Ronne.
March 26th 2010: Returned to service.
© Tim Vogel (all)
October 1st 2010: Her owners changed name and livery to Bornholmerfærgen.
January 14th 2011: Registered to Danske Færger A/S, Ronne, Denmark.
Hammerodde © Pieter Inpyn (Mukran-Sassnitz, 20/06/2013)
March 26th 2015: On leaving Koge went off course and damaged one of her propellers. Escorted to Koge for underwater examination.
March 26th 2015: Left Koge for repairs in Landskrona.
May 26th 2015: Returned to service.
November 2nd 2017: Sold to Stena RoRo, Gothenburg and chartered to Danske Faerger A/S, Ronne, Denmark until autumn 2018.
September 1st 2018: Last arrival at Ronne for Danske Færger A/S.
September 1st 2018: Left Ronne for Landskrona.
September 4th 2018: In Landskrona taken over by Stena Line and renamed STENA VINGA.
September 14th 2018: Left Landskrona for Gothenburg.
September 16th 2018 – March 7th 2019: Services between Gothenburg – Frederikshavn.
March 7th 2019: Left Frederikshavn for Travemunde.
March 8th 2019: Services between Travemunde – Liepaja.
Stena Vinga © Tim Becker (Travemunde, 09/03/2019)
March 24th 2019: Services between Frederikshavn – Gothenburg.
January 3rd 2020: Services between Gothenburg – Kiel.
January 21st 2020: Services between Gdynia – Karlskrona.
February 3rd 2020: Left Karlskrona for Frederikshavn.
February 4th 2020: Services between Frederikshavn – Gothenburg.
July 1st 2020: Laid up in Gothenburg.
September 1st 2020 – September 24th 2020: Returned to service between Frederikshavn – Gothenburg.
September 25th 2020: Left Frederikshavn for Cherbourg.
Stena Vinga © Dogan (Cherbourg, 11/10/2020)
September 27th 2020: Left Cherbourg for Rosslare.
September 28th 2020: Arrived Rosslare to act as relief for STENA HORIZON (released for cover on the Holyhead – Dublin route).
September 29th 2020: Services Rosslare – Cherbourg.
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