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MV Salamanca – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9867592

MV Salamanca

Salamanca – © Brittany Ferries (Weihai)

Steel twin screw “Stena E-Flexer” class motor vessel built in 2021 by China Merchants Jinling (ex Avic Shipyard, Weihai) China (Yard No W0269) as Passenger and Car Ferry for Stena RoRo AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Long Term chartered to Brittany Ferries, Morlaix, France.

Technical Data

  • Length: 212 m (overall) 202.15 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 28.43 m
    Depth: 9.508 m
    Draught: 6.6 m
    Tonnage: 41716 gross/16990 net/7700t deadweight
    Engines: 2 x Wartsila W12V46DF dual fuel engines
    Power: 27480 kW/HP
    Speed:  23 knots
    Capacity: 1100 passengers (max)/  cars/2758 lane meters
    Call Sign: 5BVL5, FMPH
  • MMSI Number: 228408900
  • IMO Number: 9867592
  • DNV id Number: 39471
    Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus, Morlaix/France
    Sister Ships: Stena Estrid (W0263), Stena Edda (W0264), Galicia (W0267) Stena Embla (W0266), Cote D’Opale (W0268), Stena NB270 (W0270), Stena NB 271 (W0271), Santona (W0272)

Current AIS Location

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May 22nd 2018: Contract date.

April 23rd 2020: Keel struck.

Salamanca – © Brittany Ferries

January 5th 2021: Floated out


Salamanca – © Brittany Ferries

November 30th 2921: Delivered to Hai feng 1714 DAC (Stena RoRo Ab, Gothenburg) and immediately chartered to Brittany Ferries, France.


Salamanca – © Brittany Ferries

November 2021: Conducted sea trials in the Yellow Sea, China.

Salamanca – © Brittany Ferries

December 10th 2021: Left Weihai for Singapore.

Salamanca – © Brittany Ferries

January 10th 2022: Arrived Malta for bunnkers

January 12th 2022: Called at Gibraltar for bunkers.

January 14th 2022: Arrived Bilbao.

January 16th 2022: Arrived Santander for “fitting out/completion/crew familiarisation” and trials.

Salamanca – © Chiminuel (Santander, 16/01/2022)

January 19th 2022: Sea trials.

February 3rd 2022: Left Santander for Roscoff.

February 4th 2022: Arrived Roscoff and conducted a short sea trial.

February 5th 2022: Blessed in Roscoff.

February 5th 2022: Sailed to Brest.

February 5th 2022: Sailed to Brest and conducted further sea trials.

February 12th 2022: Left Brest.

February 13th 2022: Inaugural arrival in Rosslare for berthing trials

Salamanca – © Brian Boyce (Rosslare, 13/02/2022)

February 13th 2022: Returned to El Astillero (Santander).

March 11th 2022: Trials at Cherbourg.

March 20th 2022: Arrived Bilbao.

March 24th 2022: Arrived Cherbourg.

March 25th 2022: Arrived Portsmouth for VIP Mini-Cruise off the Isle of Wight

March 27th 2022: To be introduced between Portsmouth – Bilbao/ Santander and Portsmouth – Cherbourg.

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: Brian Boyce,  Brittany Ferries  and Chiminuel for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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