MV Stena Embla
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.
- 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 Registry: Liverpool/UK, Limassol/Cyprus
- Sister Ships: Cote D’Opale, Galicia, Stena Estrid, Stena Edda, Salamanca, Stena NB270, Stena NB271, Santona
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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 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).
Stena Embla © Robert Foy (Twelve Quays, Birkenhead, 08/02/2021)
Stena Embla © Ian Collard (Off Formby, Merseyside, 26/02/2021)
🆕 Stena Embla © Robert Foy (Twelve Quays, Birkenhead, 24/05/2021)
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