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HSC Stena Pegasus – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9125891

HSC Paraguana I

ex ΣΠΗΝΤΡΑΝΝΕΡ II, Speedrunner II, Tallink Autoexpress 4, St Matthew, Pegasus One, Stena Pegasus, Pegasus One

Stena Pegasus – © Bernd Crause (Dieppe, 25/08/1996)

Steel hulled MDV 1200-class mono-hull high speed craft built in 1999 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italian S.p.A., Riva Trigoso, Italy (Yard No. 5965) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off carrier – High speed craft for Ocean Bridge Investments S.A., Brindisi, Italy

Technical Data

  • Length: 94.86 m (overall) 82m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 16.0 m
  • Depth: 4.60m
  • Draught: 2.89 m
  • Tonnage: 3971 – 3750 gross/1191 net/405 deadweight
  • Engines: Four MTU 1163V diesels.
  • Power: 24,000kW.
  • Speed: 20.5 knots (service) 36.0 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 580 passengers, 173 cars
  • Call Sign: P3TF9, ESGP, P3TF9,SVAD6, V3YC6, YYOH
  • MMSI Number: 312177000
  • IMO Number: 9125891
  • Registry: Italy, Gibraltar, Italy, Tallinn/Estonia, Limassol/Cyprus, Piraeus/Greece, Belize City/Belize
  • Sister Ships: Pegasus Two

Current AIS Location

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June 27th 1995: Keel laid.

February 23rd 1996: Launched as PEGASUS ONE.

May 29th 1996: Delivered to Ocean Bridge Developments S.A., Brindisi, Italy.

May 29th 1996: To be chartered to Stena Line Ab and renamed STENA PEGASUS. Services between Newhaven – Dieppe.

© Carlo Martinelli

Pegasus One © Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 01/06/1996)

© Robert J Smith

Pegasus One © Robert J Smith (Newhaven, 25/06/1996)


Stena Pegasus © Bernd Crause (Dieppe, 25/08/1996)

© Tony Garner  © Tony Garner

Stena Pegasus © Tony Garner (Newhaven, 19/10/1996)

1996: Renamed PEGASUS ONE.

October 27th 1996: Laid up in Le Havre.

May 1997: Chartered to Consolidada de Ferrys CA (Conferrys), Venezuela.

July 15th 1999: Arrived in Venezuela.

July 1997 –  July 31st 1999: Services between Puerto la Cruz – Punta de Piedras.

1999: Laid up in Eleusis Bay, Greece.

2002: Renamed ST MATTHEW.

December 2002: Towed from Eleusis Bay to Gibraltar for further lay up.

March 1st 2004: Sold to Tallink Group AS, Tallinn, Estonia and renamed TALLINK AUTOEXPRESS 4.

March 2004: Towed from Gibraltar to Tallinn.

March 28th 2004: Towed through the Kiel Canal.

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

Tallink Autoexpress 4 © Andreas Wörteler (Kiel Canal, 28/03/2004)

March 2004: Arrived in Tallinn.

May 5th 2005: Services between Tallinn – Helsinki.

© Joonas Kortelainen  © Joonas Kortelainen

Tallink Autoexpress 4 © Joonas Kortelainen  (07/05/2005)

March 26th 2007: Sold to Jaywick Shipping Co Ltd, Piraeus, Greece.

April 2007: Taken over by the new owners and renamed SPEEDRUNNER II.

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler

Speedrunner II © Andreas Wörteler  (Sehestedt, 29/05/2007)

July 18th 2007: Sailed from Tallinn to Piraeus.

May 26th 2007: Arrived in Piraeus.

July 2007: Services between Piraeus – Greek Islands.

July 2007: Services between Piraeus – Serifos – Sifnos –  Sikinos – Ios – Thira.

2008 -2015: Hull name altered to ΣΠΗΝΤΡΑΝΝΕΡ II

© George Koutsoukis  © George Koutsoukis

Speedrunner II © George Koutsoukis (Piraeus, 31/07/09)

March 5th 2011 – March 6th 2011: Piraeus to Benghazi to evacuate foreign nationals from Libya.

March 11th 2011: Left Alexandria for Piraeus.

2012: Laid up in Eleusis Bay.

December 2015: Sold to Naviera Paraguana, Athens, Greece.

January 2016: Renamed PARAGUANA 1.

May 13th 2016: It was announced that the PARAGUANA 1 would be chartered to Atlânticoline for seasonal service in the Azores alongside the Express Santorini (ex Chartres).

Paraguana I (Lisbon May 29th, 2016) © Pedro Amaral (Shipspotting)

© Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)  © Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)

© Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)  © Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)

🆕 Trials in Graciosa (06/06/16) © Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)

June 9th 2016: Entered service between Ponta Delgada, Praia da Vitória, Graciosa and Santa Maria in the Azores.

© Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)  © Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)

© Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)  © Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)

🆕 © Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa)

2020: Services between Guanta (Venezuela) – El Guamache (Venezuela).

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: Pedro Amaral (Shipspotting), Bernd Crause, Tony Garner, Joonas Kortelainen, Carlo Martinelli, Robert J Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

Special thanks go to Manuel Bettencourt (Porto da Graciosa).

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

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