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MV Corsica Marina Seconda (Ex Stena Nautica 1974) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7349039

MV Corsica Marina Seconda

ex Corsica Marina II, Marine Nautica, Stena Nautica

Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 379) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB Gothenburg, Sweden

Technical Data

  • Length: 120.78m (overall) 107.02m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 19.51m
  • Depth: 12.35 m
  • Draught: 5.246m (maximum)
  • Tonnage: 5443 ‚Äď 3951 – 12035 gross/2765 – 1826 net/ 2840 – 2151 deadweight
  • Engines: Two 12 cylinder Atlas – MAK 12M 551 AK diesels
  • Power: 10357 kW/14080 bhp
  • Speed: 17.5 knots/20.25 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 1,084 passengers, 480 cars or 116 commercial trailers
  • Call Sign: C6YM, SLTA, 3ESW4. IBBM, IKZK
  • MMSI Number: 247552000
  • IMO Number: 7349039
  • Official Number (LR 1984 ‚Äď 1985): 372963,(LR 1978 – 1979)11441 (LR 1992 ‚Äď 1993) 17369-MF
  • Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden 🇸🇪, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸, Panama City/Panama 🇵🇦, Genova/Italy 🇮🇹
  • Sister Ships: Stena Atlantica (381), Stena Nordica 382), Stena Normandica (380)

Current AIS Location

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‚ÄúA unit in a series of four extremely load efficient short distance ferries, the so called Rickmers¬† (Seabridge) design by¬†Knud E. Hansen, which the Stena companies had built in Germany between 1974 and 1975‚ÄĚ.

February 3rd 1974: Launched as STENA NAUTICA.

October 1st 1974: Delivered to Stena Ab, Gothenburg.

© Reinhard Nerlich  © Hero Lang

Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler (© Reinhard Nerlich) (Left) (© Hero Lang archives) (Right)

October 1st¬†1974: Immediately chartered to Marine Atlantic, St John’s, Canada and renamed MARINE NAUTICA.

Courtesy of Andreas Wörteler

October 1974: Commenced services between North Sydney – Port-aux-Basques.

© Grant Thomas

© Grant Thomas (Port-aux-Basques, 1975)

© Grant Thomas © Grant Thomas © Grant Thomas

🆕¬†¬© Grant Thomas (North Sydney, 1975)


October 1979: Sold to Roylease Ltd, Montreal, Canada.

1983: Transferred to Rideau Sh Co Ltd, Montreal, Canada.

Courtesy of Cees De Bijl Collection (@ La Spezia)

June 1986: Sold to Tourship Co S.A Panama and renamed CORSICA MARINA II.

1986: Services for Corsica Ferries between Livorno – Bastia.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (La Spezia, 26/09/1986)

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler  

© РAndreas Wörteler

1986: Registered to Dominican Ferries S.A. Panama for Corsica Ferries services between Livorno – Bastia.

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli Р(Livorno, 13/07/1997)

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli Р(Savona-Vado, 30/03/1999)

October 1999: Sold to Medcharter SpA, Genoa, Italy and renamed CORSICA MARINA SECONDA.

March 2003: Registered to Forship Spa, Genoa, Italy.

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli Р(Livorno, 17/04/2007)

June 2009: Registered to Dominican Ferrys S.A, Genoa, Italy.

© Nikos Trylos  © Nikos Trylos 

© Nikos Trylos (Livorno, 01/09/2012)

November 21st 2017: Registered to Forship SPA, Vado Ligure, Italy.

June 29th 2019: Whilst in dry-dock, tilted 30 degrees. The cause was not known. The Port Authority intervened promptly. All the personnel on board were evacuated, as well as the workers inside the dock which was then ‚Äúflooded” so as to allow the ferry to float. There were no reported injuries.

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 04/07/2019)

© Nicolas Lévy  © Nicolas Lévy

© Nicolas Lévy  © Nicolas Lévy 

 © Nicolas Lévy

© Nicolas Lévy (Bastia)

May 2020: Still in service between Livorno – Golfo Aranci.

January 16th 2021: Cartagena – Toulon route.

© Manuel Hernández Lafuente

© Manuel Hernández Lafuente (Sagunto, Spain  25/05/2023)

August 1st 2023: Livorno – Bastia route.

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: Nicolas Lévy, Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Carlo Martinelli, Simonwp, Grant Thomas and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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