MV Stena Adventurer
Stena Adventurer © Marko Stampehl (Dublin, 14/04/2009)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 1393) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship for Stena RoRo AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Original Cost: €100 million
- Length: 211.56 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 29.30 m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 6.30 m
- Tonnage: 43532 gross/ net/9673t deadweight
- Engines: 4 x MAN-B&W 9L40/54 diesels
- Power: 25920 kW/HP
- Speed: 22.5 knots
- Capacity: 1500 passengers/ 500 cars/3517 lane meters
- Callsign: VQLZ4
- MMSI Number: 235667000
- IMO Number: 9235529
- Port of Registry: London/United Kingdom 🇬🇧
- Sister Ships: Stena Britannica
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October 31st 2002: Launched and named STENA ADVENTURER.
May 15th 2003: Delivered to Stena Ferries Ltd, London, England.
May 2003: Registered to Swan National, Holyhead, Wales. Registered manager; Stena Line Ltd.
June 16th 2003: Arrived in Dublin for berthing trials, before sailing to Holyhead for further trials.
June 17th 2003: Arrived at A&P Falmouth for modifications.
July 1st 2003: Commenced service Dublin – Holyhead.
© Trevor Kidd
July 10th 2003: Christened in Dublin Port by Georgia Ahern, daughter of former Irish Prime Minister “Bertie” Ahern. She then sailed on a celebration mini-cruise.
2009: New livery.
© Simonwp (Dublin, 01/07/ 2010)
July 16th 2010: Docking in Holyhead during severe weather suffered hull damage. Repaired in Holyhead the same day.
© Mike Griffiths (Holyhead, 30/04/2013)
© Ray Goodfellow Dublin Bay bound for Holyhead (11/10/14)
© Ray Goodfellow Berthed in Holyhead alongside Irish Ferries ‘Ulysses‘ (11/10/14)
February 16th 2016 – March 7th 2016: Refit at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. New Livery.
© Carsten Dettmer (Holyhead, 16/10/2016)
© Carsten Dettmer (Dublin, 22/04/2017)
March 2018: Received new livery during refit at A & P Falmouth.
© Barrie Clark (Falmouth, 09/03/2018)
© Geoff Hoather (Falmouth, 16/03/2018)
© Pieter Inpyn (Dublin, 10/09/2019)
July 7th 2020 – July 24th 2020: Sailed to Damen Dunkirk, believed stabiliser problems.
© Julien Carpentier Arriving at the Port of Dunkerque (07/07/20)
© Julien Carpentier In drydock at Damen Dunkerque (21/07/20)
July 25th 2020: Sailed to Holyhead and resumed service.
© Robbie Cox (Dublin, 23/10/2020)
October 25th 2020: Sailed overnight from Holyhead to Belfast Dry Dock, Harland & Wolff, for further stabiliser repairs.
November 2nd 2020: Resumed service Dublin – Holyhead.
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