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MV Stena Flavia (Ex Watling Street) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9417919

MV Stena Flavia

Ex Watling Street, Pilar Del Mar, Watling Street

© Tim Becker

© Tim Becker (21/04/2023)

Steel twin screw NAOS 264motor vessel built in 2008 by Cantiere Navale Visentini di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 219) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 186.46 m (overall) 177.4 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.6 m
  • Depth: 15.0 m
  • Draught: 6.85 m
  • Tonnage: 26904 gross/9000 net/7000t deadweight
  • Engines: (2) 4T – 9 cylinder MAN/B&W 9L48/60B diesels
  • Power: 21600kW/29348HP
  • Speed: 24.0 knots
  • Capacity: 852 – 972 passengers, 205 – 195 cars
  • Call Sign: 2ASI7, OWOD2
  • MMSI Number: 219560000
  • IMO Number: 9417919
  • Register Number:
  • Port of Registry: London/UK 🇬🇧, Frederikshavn/Denmark 🇩🇰

Current AIS Location

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December 1st 2001: Ordered.

July 28th 2006: Keel laid.

December 20th 2007: Launched.

April 7th 2008: Delivered to Watling Street Ltd, Hong Kong, China (Epic Shipping, Singapore) as WATLING STREET.

© Ajuri

© Ajuri

June 2008 – September 18th 2009: Chartered to ISCOMAR, Spain and renamed PILAR DEL MAR .

© Eerik Laine © Eerik Laine

© Eerik Laine (Barcelona, 09/06/2008)

© Carlos Morena Trobat © Carlos Morena Trobat 

© Carlos Morena Trobat (Palma De Mallorca, 22/07/2008)

© Manuel Hernández

© Manuel Hernández

September 19th 2009: Laid up in the Bay of Palma.

December 2009: Laid up in Palma.

February 15th 2010: Left Palma for Barcelona.

February 2010: Chartered to Acciona Trasmediterranea, Spain for services Barcelona – Tangier.

February 2010: Renamed WATLING STREET.

February 20th 2010: Left Barcelona for Termini Imerese.

December 22nd 2010 – April 26th 2011: Chartered to T-Link for services Termini Imerese – Voltri.

April 26th 2011: Left Termini Imerese for Fos-sur-Mer.

April 28th 2011: Laid up in Fos-sur-Mer.

May 11th 2011: Left Fos-sur-Mer for Travemünde.

© Ulrich Streich © Ulrich Streich  

© Ulrich Streich (19/05/2011)

May 2011: Chartered to Scandlines. 

May 25th 2011: Services Travemünde – Ventspils.

April 29th 2012: Sold to Stena RoRo Navigation Ltd, Gothenburg. 

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler 

© Andreas Wörteler (Travemünde, 12/05/2012)

April 2013: Renamed STENA FLAVIA .

©  Simonwp 

©  Simonwp (Travemunde, 01/06/2013)

© Carsten Dettmer  

© Carsten Dettmer (Travemunde, 02/11/2013)

April 3rd 2014 – April 14th 2014: Services Ventspils – Nynäshamn.

April 15th 2014: Services Travemünde – Ventspils.

November 11th 2014: Damaged by the ferry PULPCA at the Scandianvia Quay in Travemünde. Suffered slight damage. :

April 2015: Single, weekly, service Ventspils – Nynäshamn.

September 28th 2015: Management: Stena Line Baltic A/S. 

January 9th 2016: Left Travemünde for Rosslare.

January 14th 2016 – March 8th 2016: Services Rosslare – Cherbourg.

March 2016: Services Travemünde – Ventspils/ Ventspils/ Liepaja – Nynäshamn.

December 4th 2016: Services Nynäshamn – Ventspils.

December 9th 2017: Suffered engine problems after departing Ventspils but managed to continue to Nynäshamn.

December 10th 2017: On arrival at Nynäshman assisted by tug FREJA.

December 11th 2017: Taken out of traffic and towed Södertälje for repair.

December 15th 2017: Left Södertälje and resumed service Nynäshamn – Ventspils.


© Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor                        © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor © Kim Viktor

© Kim Viktor

© Carsten Dettmer  © Carsten Dettmer 

© Carsten Dettmer  (Ventspils, 20/07/2019)

July 10th 2020: Berthing trials in Norvik, Nynäshamn.

October 15th 2020: Single trip Liepaja – Travemünde – Liepaja.

November 9th 2020: Arrived at Norvik, Nynäshamn as the first ferry vessel in regular traffic.

February 13th 2021: Arrived Klaipeda for yard inspection.

February 27th 2021: Back in service Ventspils – Nynäshamn.

January 31st 2022: Left Nynäshamn for Liepaja.

February 1st 2022: Services Liepaja – Travemünde.

© Marcus S 

© Marcus S (Travemeunde, 18/06/2022)

© Fabian V © Fabian V

© Fabian V (Travemunde, 23/08/2022)

September 7th 2022: Service Ventspils – Nynäshamn.

September 9th 2022: Services Liepaja – Travemünde.


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: Ajuri, Tim Becker, Carsten Dettmer, Fotoflite,  Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Eerik Laine, Marcus Schröder, Simonwp, Ulrich Streich, Carlos Moreno Trobat, Kim Viktor, Fabian Vornholt and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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