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MV Stena Estrid – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9807293

MV Stena Estrid

© Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Dublin, 30/07/2020)

Steel twin screw “Stena E-Flexer” class motor vessel built in 2019 by China Merchants Jinling Ltd (CMJL) (ex Avic Shipyard), Weihai, China (Yard No W0263) as a Passenger/RoRo Ferry for Stena RoRo AB, Gothenburg, Sweden

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The 1st 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.

February 2nd 2018: Keel laid.

January 16th 2019: Launched.

September 5th 2019: First sea trials.

November 15th 2019: Delivered to Stena RoRo Ab, Gothenburg.

November 2019: Registered to Jiafu International Ship lease (care of Stena Line), Holyhead, UK. Management Stena Line Ltd.

November 22nd 2019: Left Weihai for Europe via Singapore – Suez.

December 22nd 2019: Arrived Dublin. Upon arrival repairs were carried after it was found that 20 – 30 windows were leaking. Seals were relaced prior to maiden voyage.

January 13th 2020: Services between Dublin – Holyhead.

© Robbie Cox  © Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Dublin, 03/03/2020)

May 2nd 2020: Came off service and sailed from Holyhead to Cairnryan.

© Kim Viktor

May 3rd 2020: Arrived Cairnryan where repairs were carried out on one of her four engines.

June 15th 2020: Resumed services between Holyhead – Dublin.

September 10th 2020 – October 2020: Services between Belfast – Cairnryan.

© Paul Cloke

October 2020: Services Holyhead – Dublin.

January 2021: Weekend services Dublin – Cherbourg.

February 2nd 2021: Services Rosslare – Cherbourg.

May 24th 2021: Came off service at Rosslare  and sailed to Holyhead.

May 24th 2021: Resumed Holyhead – Dublin.

June 26th 2021: Maiden Holyhead – Belfast sailing. 

October 26th 2021: Arrived at Belfast dry dock from Dublin.

October 31st 2021: Departed Belfast dry dock for Holyhead and resumed services Holyhead Dublin.

March 29th 2022: Services Rosslare – Cherbourg.

October 31st 2022: To Harland and Wolff, Belfast.

© Stephen Brown

© Stephen Brown (Belfast, 24/11/2022)

June 23rd 2023: Suffered “technical problems” in Dublin.

June 24th 2023: Sailed from Dublin to Birkenhead for repairs/refit

June 25th 2023: Arrived Birkenhead Drydock 5.

© Robert Foy  © Robert Foy

© Robert Foy (Cammell Lairds Dry Dock 26/06/2023)

July 9th 2023: Refit completed, sailed to Holyhead to resume service Holyhead – Dublin..

© Robert Foy  © Robert Foy

© Robert Foy (Birkenhead. 09/07/2023)

September 4th 2023: Came off service at Holyhead and sailed to Loch Ryan.

September 5th 2023: Service Loch Ryan – Belfast as relief for STENA SUPERFAST VII.

© Luke Wilson © Luke Wilson © Luke Wilson © Luke Wilson 

© Luke Wilson (Belfast, 10/09/2023)

September 10th 2023: Came off service at Loch Ryan and sailed to Holyhead.

September 11th 2023: Resumed service Holyhead – Dublin.

© Trevor Kidd © Trevor Kidd © Trevor Kidd © Trevor Kidd

© Trevor Kidd (Dublin, 02/12/2023)

January 7th 2024: Came off service at Holyhead and sailed to Birkenhead to act as refit cover for STENA EDDA and STENA EMBLA.

February 22nd 2024: Came off service at Birkenhead and sailed to Belfast.

February 22nd 2024: Took up service Belfast – Loch Ryan as relief cover for STENA SUPERFAST VII and then STENA SUPERFAST VIII.

© Luke Wilson

🆕© Luke Wilson (Belfast, 25/02/2024)

February 26th 2024: Sailing cancelled. Shifted to D1 South berth under tug assistance.

February 27th 2024: Returned to service and made up time by 01/03/2024.

March 1st 2024: Came off service at Belfast and sailed to Holyhead.

March 2nd 2024: Took up service Holyhead – Dublin (relief for STENA ADVENTURER).


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, Robbie Cox, Robert Foy, Trevor Kidd, Stena RoRo, Kim Viktor, China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) Co. ,Ltd and Luke Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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