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MV Stena Edda – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9807308

MV Stena Edda

© Barry Graham

© Barry Graham (Birkenhead, 06/03/2020)

Steel twin screw “Stena E-Flexer” class motor vessel built in 2020 by China Merchants Jinling Ltd (CMJL) (ex Avic Shipyard), Weihai, China (Yard No W0264) as a Passenger/Car Ferry

Technical Data

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The 2nd addition to Stena’s E-FLEXER class cruise ferries/RoPax vessels being constructed by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai for Stena RoRo.

November 3rd 2016: Contract date.

June 15th 2018: Keel struck.

April 15th 2019: Launched.

January 16th 2020: Delivered to Jiagui International Ship (Care of Stena RoRo), Birkenhead, UK).

January 22nd 2020: Left Weihai for Europa via Singapore.

February 25th 2020: Berthing trials in Belfast.


© Scott Mackey (29/02/2020)

March 9th 2020 – January 24th 2021: Commenced services between Birkenhead – Belfast.

© Eddie Walker

© Eddie Walker (Liverpool, 26/03/2020)

© Robert Foy  © Robert Foy 

© Robert Foy  © Robert Foy

© Robert Foy (Liverpool, 02/10/2020)

© Ian Collard

© Ian Collard (Twelve Quays, 07/10/2020)

January 31st 2021: Visited Harland & Wolff, Belfast,

February 15th 2021: Services Cairnryan – Belfast.

2021: Services Birkenhead – Belfast.

February 19th 2022: Off service with “technical issues”, then resumed.

September 6th 2022:

“423 passengers found themselves trapped” on board.  They were unable to disembark for more than four hours after a technical fault meant the stern ramp failed to open. The issue lead to some delays throughout the day. Passengers were offered a complimentary breakfast to compensate for the delays. Shortly after 11 a.m. the damage was fixed. A cleat had failed to unlock, so the ramp had been stuck. “.

© Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy 

© Robert Foy (18/04/2023)

January 8th 2024: To Cammell Laird, Birkenhead for refit (Relieved by STENA ESTRID).

© Luke Wilson © Luke Wilson

© Luke Wilson (Cammell Laird, 15/01/2024)

February 1st 2024: Left Cammell Laird for Birkenhead and resumed service Birkenhead – Belfast.

© Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy

© Robert Foy (01/02/2024)

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: Ian Collard, Robert Foy, Barry Graham, Scott Mackey, Eddie Walker, Luke Wilson and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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