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MV Stena Foreteller – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9214666

MV Stena Foreteller

ex Cetam Massilia, Stena Foreteller

Stena Foreteller © Neil C McBride (Tyne, 03/11/2020)

Steel twin screw ‘Stena 4Runner Mk II’ motor vessel built in 2002 by Dalian Shipyard, Dalian, China (Yard No RO123-1) as a Ro-Ro Cargo Ship for Stena RoRo, Gothenburg, Sweden

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 Wartsila 8ZAL40S diesels
  • Power: 24000 kW/HP
  • Speed: 22.5  knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/ 3000 lane meters
  • Call Sign:  OYYI2
  • MMSI Number: 219195000
  • IMO Number: 9214666
  • Official Number: D4962
  • DNV GL ID Number: 22314
  • Port of Registry: London/United Kingdom 🇬🇧, Gothenburg/Sweden 🇸🇪, Copenhagen/Denmark 🇩🇰
  • Sister Ships:  Stena Forecaster, Stena Forerunner


Location Data

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February 1st 2000: Keel struck.

October 14th 2000: Launched and named STENA FORETELLER

May 7th 2002: Delivered to Stena Sailor Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda.

May 7th 2002: Sold to Stena Rederi Ab, RoRo division, Gothenburg.

July 25th 2002: Chartered to Cetam, France for services between Marseille – Tunis and renamed CETAM MASSILIA.

© Simonwp

Cetam Massilia © Simonwp (Marseilles, 01/09/2002)

November 10th 2003: Charter completed and renamed STENA FORETELLER.

November 2003: Chartered for one trip Montreal – Southampton.

December 2003: Refit at A&P Tyne, Hebburn, England.

© Simonwp

Stena Foreteller © Simonwp (Refitting Tyne, 01/02/2004)

February 19th 2004: Services between Gothenburg – Travemünde.

Stena Foreteller © Tim Becker (Travemunde, March 2004)

March 26th 2004: Laid up in Gothenburg.

April 5th 2004: Left Gothenburg for Marchwood.

2004: Chartered to Oceanex, Canada for services between Halifax – St Johns – Corner Brook/ Montreal – St Johns.

© Kent Malo  © Kent Malo

Stena Foreteller © Kent Malo ( Vercheres Quebec, 02/08/2004)

2004: Chartered for a trip between Salerno – Alexandria.

November 2004: Registered manager; Northern Marine, Sweden.

December 6th 2004: Arrived in Lübeck.

December 8th 2004 – December 22nd 2004: Chartered to Transfennica, Finland for services between Lubeck – Hanko – Paldiski.

December 2004: Services between Hamina – Antwerp.

December 29th 2004: Services between Lubeck – Hanko – Paldiski.


Stena Foreteller © Aleksi Lindström (Hanko, Finland. 06/03/2005)

May 17th 2006 – May 31st 2006: Chartered to NATO for a trip between Zeebrugge – Cape Verde.

© Robert J Smith  © Robert J Smith

Stena Foreteller © Robert J Smith (Gravesend, 02/05/2006)

May 31st 2006: Completion of charter to Transfennica.

June 2006: Chartered to Stora Enso.

June 15th 2006 – June 28th 2006: Refit with Gdansk Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland.

June 28th 2006: Services between Gothenburg – Kemi (Finland).

2007: Services between Gothenburg – Kotka (Finland).

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

Stena Foreteller © Andreas Wörteler (Lubeck, 11/05/2008)

September 2009: Chartered to Transatlantic. 

© Dirk Jankowsky  © Dirk Jankowsky

Stena Foreteller © Dirk Jankowsky (Lubeck, 10/04/2010)

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

Stena Foreteller © Ken Smith (Gravesend, 14/12/2010)

© Dirk Jankowsky

Stena Foreteller © Dirk Jankowsky (Lubeck, 06/02/2012)

January 2018: Chartered to DFDS Seaways for services between Cuxhaven – Immingham.

© Simonwp

Stena Foreteller  © Simonwp (Immingham, 05/08/2018)

March 4th 2019: Sold to Stena Rederi A/S, Hellerup, Denmark.

August 2019 – September 2019: Services between Vlaardingen – Felixstowe.

© Pieter Inpyn  © Pieter Inpyn

Stena Foreteller © Pieter Inpyn (Maassluis, 24/08/2019)

September 2019: Services between Cuxhaven – Immingham.

December 2019: Charter to DFDS completed.

January 2020 – March 31st 2020: Chartered to Irish Ferries for services Dublin – Cherbourg (weekend, Holyhead services as cover for EPSILON).

March 31st 2020: Laid up at Rosslare Anchorage.

May 26th 2020: Left its anchorage for Uddevalla.

May 29th 2020: Arrived in Uddevalla for further lay up due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

October 11th 2020 – October 13th 2020: Arrived in Antwerp.

October 12th 2020: Chartered to NMT Shipping for their West Africa service.

October 20th 2020: Arrived in Dakar.

October 26th 2020 – October 27th 2020: Conakry (Guinea)

November 3rd 2020 – November 5th 2020: Tyne.

© Neil C McBride  © Neil C McBride

Stena Foreteller © Neil C McBride (Tyne, 03/11/2020)

November 11th 2020: Arrived Sheerness

November 13th 2020 – November 14th 2020: Las Palmas

November 24th 2020 – November 25th 2020: Walvis Bay (Namibia).

December 11th 2020: Arrived at Rosslare.

December 11th 2020: Sailed to Rosslare Anchorage.

December 12th 2020: Conducted berthing trials at Rosslare.

December 13th 2020: Sailed to Rosslare Anchorage.

December 13th 2020: Left Rosslare Anchorage.

December 14th 2020: Arrived Rosslare. 

December 15th 2020: Arrived Loch Ryan.

December 17th 2020: Arrived Belfast.

December 17th 2020: Arrived Birkenhead

December 19th 2020: Arrived Belfast Anchorage.

December 19th 2020: Arrived Belfast.

December 19th 2020: Arrived Loch Ryan.

December 21st 2020: Left Loch Ryan for Rosslare.

December 22nd 2020: Commenced services between Rosslare – Cherbourg.

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: Tim Becker, Pieter Inpyn, Dirk Jankowsky, Aleksi Lindström, Kent Malo, Neil C McBride, Simonwp, Ken Smith, Robert J Smith and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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