MV Regina Seaways
Regina Seaways – © Carsten Dettmer (Klaipeda, 24/05/2018)
Steel twin screw “Coraggio Project” motor vessel built in 2010 by Nuovi Canterie Apuani, Marina di Carrara, Italy (Yard No 1244) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro Ship (vehicles)
- Length: 199.14 m (overall) 176.92 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 26.6 m
Depth: 9.6 m
Draught: 6.4 m
Tonnage: 25518gross/ net/8500t deadweight
Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä 12V46 diesel
Power: 24000 kW/32616 bHP
Speed: 24.0 knots (Service) 24.5 knots (Max)
Capacity: 600 passengers/2593 lane meters/120 cars
Call Sign: ICMO, LYTO
MMSI Number: 277466000
- IMO Number: 9458535
- Italian Register Number: 85267
Port of Registry: Genoa/Italy, Klaipeda/Lithuania
Sister Ships: Coraggio (1237), Audacia (1238),Tenacia (1239), Superfast I (1240), Superfast II (1242), Lisco Maxima (1241), Forza (1243)
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The “Coraggio Project” is a series of eight large multi purpose roro ferries which were built for Grimaldi Holding S.p.A. Palermo, Italy and associated companies.
June 27th 2007: Ordered.
March 21st 2008: Keel struck.
Energia – © Nuovi Canterie Apuani (10/07/2010)
August 13th 2010: Delivered as ENERGIA to Grimaldi Holdings SpAi, Genoa, Italy (Grandi Navi Veloci SpA).
August 13th 2010: Laid up in Marina di Carrara.
August 2011: Chartered to DFDS Seaways (Management Norbulk Ship Management) for 38 months with purchase option.
September 2nd 2011: Left Marina di Carrara for Klaipeda.
September 22nd 2011: Renamed REGINA SEAWAYS .
September 2011: Services between Kiel – Klaipeda.
Regina Seaways – © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 10/04/2012)
October 28th 2014: Services between Karlshamn – Klaipeda.
2015: Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (155,000 kg/h) fitted at Remontowa, Poland.
January 2016: Services between Kiel – Klaipeda.
December 2017: Arrived in Gdansk for dry-docking and maintenance.
January 2018: Resumed service.
October 2nd 2018: Suffered an engine room explosion en route from Kiel to Klaipdea following an engine room explosion north of the Gdansk bight, 90 miles off the Polish coast. There were 335 people – 294 passengers and 41 crew members – on board. The ship was adrift half-way between Bornholm and the port of destination. There was no fire on board and no one was injured, but there was dense smoke in the engine room.. The crew brought the situation under control and started repairs. She was escorted by a Lithuanian auxiliary ship to Klaipeda in the evening.
October 3rd 2018: Towed to shipyard in Klaipeda.
October 14th 2018: After emergency repairs resumed service. As one of the Wärtsilä main engines was still not working, took up service between Klaipeda-Karslshamn at reduced speed.
Regina Seaways – © Fabian Vornholt (Kiel 14/02/2019)
Regina Seaways – © Fabian Vornholt (Kiel 27/03/2020)
September 2021: Still in service Kiel – Klaipeda.
September 27th 2021: Came off service at Klaipeda and sailed to Karlshamn,
September 28th 2021: Left Karlshamn for Dunkerque.
September 30th 2021: Arrived in Dunkerque. Anticipated that she will replace KERRY on the Dunkerque – Rosslare service.
Regina Seaways – © Julien Carpentier (as indicated) © Nathan Burt (as indicated)(Dunkerque, 30/09/2021)
October 1st 2021: Took up service Dunkerque – Rosslare.
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: Gena Anfimov, Julien Carpentier, Nathan Burt, Bos, Carsten Dettmer, Fabian Vornholt and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.
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