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MV Stena Forerunner – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9227259

MV Stena Forerunner

© Erwin Willemse

Stena Forerunner (Europoort, 14/09/2019) © Erwin Willemse 

Steel twin screw ‘Stena 4Runner Mk II’ motor vessel built in 2003 by Dalian Shipyard, Dalian, China (Yard No RO123-3) as a Ro-Ro Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 195.30 m (overall) 179.2 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 26.80 m
  • Depth: 8.7 m
  • Draught: 7.5 m
  • Tonnage: 24688 gross/7407 net/12300t deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x Sulzer 8ZAL40S diesels
  • Power: 24000 kW/HP
  • Speed: 22.5 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/ 3000 lane meters
  • Call Sign: PCPG
  • MMSI Number: 244030593
  • IMO Number: 9227259
  • DNV GL id Number: 22692
  • Port of Registry: London/UK, Gothenburg/Sweden, Hoek Van Holland/The Netherlands
  • Sister Ships:  Stena Foreteller, Stena Forecaster

Location Data

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November 25th 1999: Ordered.

December 27th 2000: Keel struck.

April 24th 2001: Launched.

August 29th 2003: Delivered to Stena North Sea Ltd, London, England.

October 8th 2003: Chartered to Transfennica for services between Hanko – Lubeck.

November 25th 2003: Sold to Stena RoRo Ab, Gothenburg.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Kiel, 01/09/2004)

February 2005: Services between Hamina – Hanko – Antwerp.

August 2nd 2006: Services between Lubeck – Paldiski – Hanko.


Frank Behrends (Terneuzen, 13/04/2007)


Stena Forerunner – © Aleksi Lindström (Paldiski, 22/05/2012)

January 12th 2018: Sold to Stena RoRo Navigation Ltd, (Management Stena Line BV), Hoek Van Holland, Holland.

January 12th 2018: Stena Line services between Rotterdam – Harwich.


© Aleksi Lindström (Inbound Rotterdam, 15/05/2018)

© Pieter Inpyn  © Pieter Inpyn

© Pieter Inpyn (Europoort, 17/08/2018)

August 27th 2018: Services between Belfast – Birkenhead.

© Scott Mackey (Belfast, 20/09/2018)


© Scott Mackey (Belfast, 20/09/2018)

January 5th 2019: Made a single sailing Rosslare – Cherbourg.

February 8th 2019: Left Belfast for her final sailing to Birkenhead, then sailed to Rotterdam. Took up services between Rotterdam – Harwich.

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: Pieter Inpyn, Aleksi Lindström, Scott Mackey, Simonwp, Erwin Willemse and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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