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MV Stena Embla – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9807322

MV Stena Embla

© Ian Collard

Stena Embla © Ian Collard (Twelve Quays, 25/01/2021)

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 W0266) as a Passenger/Car Ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 214.481 m (overall) 202.518 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 28.436 m (extreme)
  • Depth: 9.5 m
  • Draught: 6.70 m
  • Tonnage: 41671 gross/14991 net/7700 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x Caterpillar MaK 12VM43C diesels
  • Power: 25200 kW/HP
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Capacity: 927 passengers/ 3100 lane metres + 120 cars
  • Crew: 110
  • Call Sign: 5BQA5
  • MMSI Number: 210098000
  • IMO Number: 9807322
  • DNV GL id Number: 36956
  • Port of RegistryLiverpool/UK, Limassol/Cyprus
  • Sister Ships: Cote D’Opale, Galicia, Stena Estrid, Stena Edda, Salamanca, Stena NB270, Stena NB271, Santona

Location Data

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March 11th 2016: Ordered

April 6th 2016: Contract date

April 18th 2019: Keel laid.

November 15th 2019: Floated out.

October 15th 2020 – October 18th 2020: Sea trials

November 19th 2020: Completed and delivered to Jiahe International Ship Lease Hong Kong. Management Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries (Stena RoRo Ab, Gothenburg. Re-registered to Cyprus.

December 1st 2020: Left yard for Europe.

January 2nd 2021: Arrived at Holyhead for trials.

© Stena Line © Stephen Brown

Stena Embla © Stena Line (Left) © Stephen Brown (02/01/2021) (Right)

January 2nd 2021: Arrived Belfast.

January 13th 2021: Left Belfast for Rosslare.

January 14th 2021: Arrived Rosslare.

January 14th 2021: Maiden commercial crossing to Cherbourg as cover for STENA HORIZON (refit).

January 24th 2021: Took up service between Belfast – Liverpool (Birkenhead).

© Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy

Stena Embla © Robert Foy (Twelve Quays, Birkenhead, 08/02/2021)

© Ian Collard

Stena Embla © Ian Collard (Off Formby, Merseyside, 26/02/2021)

© Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy

🆕 Stena Embla © Robert Foy (Twelve Quays, Birkenhead, 24/05/2021)

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: Stephen Brown, Ian Collard, Robert Foy, Kim Viktor and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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