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MV Fionia Sea – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9395343

MV Fionia Sea

Ex Fionia Seaways, Tor Fionia

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 02/09/2022)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 20009 by Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, Kina. (Yard No 50404) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off carrier – Vehicle carrier.

Technical Data

  • Length: 187.10 m (overall) 196.80 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 26.50 m
  • Depth: 15.60 m
  • Draught: 6.80 m
  • Tonnage: 25600  gross/7700 net/11235t deadweight (Summer)
  • Engines: 2 x MAN-B&W 8L48/60 – 4 stroke single acting 8 cylinder diesels
  • Power: 19200 kW/26104 bHP
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/3178 lane meters/324 x 20 ft containers/75 reefer plugs/230 trailers/600 cars
  • Call Sign: 2BQZ6, CQUW
  • MMSI Number: 255816000
  • IMO Number: 9395343
  • Port of Registry: London/UK 🇬🇧, Madeira/Portugal 🇵🇹
  • Sister-Ship: Finnpulp (705), Finnmill (706), Tor Corona (402), Tor Hafnia (403), Tor Jutlandia (50405), Finnbreeze (70438), Finnsky (70440), Finnsun (70441), Finntide (70442), Finnwave (70443)

Current AIS Location

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April 21st 2008: Keel struck.

September 18th 2008: Launched.

May 7th 2009: Delivered to Snowdon Leasing Co, Ltd, London (Management Norbulk shipping, UK).

May 2009: Chartered to DFDS Tor Line. Left builders for Europe.

June 8th 2009: Arrived Immingham.

June 9th 2009: Services Immingham – Gothenburg.

August 5th 2009 – September 15th 2009: Services Immingham – Cuxhaven.

© Ulrich Streich © Ulrich Streich

© Ulrich Streich (Cuxhaven, 09/08/2009)

October 2009: Services Gothenburg – Tilbury.

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 07/10/2009)

January 11th 2010  –  January 20th 2010: Services Esbjerg – Immingham.

January 23rd 2010: Services Gothenburg – Tilbury.

October 10th 2010: Renamed FIONIA SEAWAYS.

© Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler (Esbjerg, 24/08/2012)

© Aleksi Lindström  © Aleksi Lindström 

© Aleksi Lindström  (Maasvlakte, 21/06/2014)

© Frits Olinga © Frits Olinga

© Frits Olinga (Delfzijl, 08/10/2018)

February 2020: DFDS charter completed.

February 3rd 2020: Arrived Helsingborg.

February 2020: Renamed FIONIA SEA and chartered to  Finnlines.

February 12th 2020: Left Helsingborg.

August 2020: Finnlines charter completed.

August 7th 2020 –  August 8th 2020: Left Lubeck for lay up in Halmstad.

November 2020: Chartered to SOL/ Wallenius.

January 2021 – January 30th 2022: Services Kemi – Uleaborg – Husum – Lubeck.

January 2022: Chartered to Stena Line for 4 years. Services Europoort – Immingham.

February 7th 2022: Services Europoort – Immingham.

© Simonwp © Simonwp

© Simonwp (Immingham, 08/04/2022)(Left) © Simonwp (Maasvlakte, 10/06/2022)

©  Simonwp

©  Simonwp (Maasvlakte, 03/07/2023)

May 4th 2024: Came off service at Rotterdam and sailed to Gdansk.

May 6th 2024: Arrived Gdansk for refit. Relieved by STENA FORERUNNER.


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: Aleksi Lindström, Frits Olinga, Simonwp, Ken Smith. Ulrich Streich and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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