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MV Stena Hibernia – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9121637

MV Stena Hibernia

ex Hibernia Seaways, Maersk Importer

© Simonwp

Stena Hibernia  © Simonwp (Travemunde, 01/12/2012)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1996 by Miho Shipyard, Shimizu, China (Yard No 1460) as a RoRo Cargo/Ferry ship for Norfolk Line B.V., Scheveningen, Holland

Technical Data

  • Length: 142.50 m (overall) 134 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.47 m
  • Depth: 7.40 m
  • Draught: 5.50 m
  • Tonnage: 13017 gross/3905 net/5928t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x Sulzer 8ZAV40S diesels
  • Power: 10.736 kW / 14.596 bhp
  • Speed: 18.6 knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/ 1562 – 1710 lane meters
  • Call Sign: PFSP, 2HBG6
  • MMSI Number: 235102224
  • IMO Number: 9121637
  • Port of Registry: Scheveningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Vlaardingen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, London/UK 🇬🇧
  • Sister Ships: Maersk Exporter, Maersk Anglia, Maersk Flanders

Location Data

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July 1st 1996: Launched.

October 1996: Delivered to Norfolk Line B.V., Scheveningen, Holland as  MAERSK IMPORTER.

November 29th 1996: Christened in Felixstowe.

November 1996: Services between Scheveningen – Felixstowe.

© Pieter Inpyn  © Pieter Inpyn

Maersk Importer  © Pieter Inpyn (Scheveningen, April 1997)

© Wil Weijsters  © Wil Weijsters

© Wil Weijsters

Maersk Importer  © Wil Weijters (New Waterway, 01/08/2005)

November 18th 2006: Services between Vlaardingen – Felixstowe.

© Cees De Bijl  © Cees De Bijl

Maersk Importer  © Cees De Bijl (Nieuwe Waterweg, 15/05/2007)

© Andreas Wörteler  © Andreas Wörteler

Maersk Importer  © Andreas Wörteler (New Waterway, 16/06/2007)

May 15th 2009: Services between Dublin – Heysham.

July 12th 2010: Sale of Norfolk Line to DFDS Seaways.

July 2010: Renamed HIBERNIA SEAWAYS.

December 14th 2010: Sold to Stena Line Ltd, Holyhead.

July 30th 2011: Renamed STENA HIBERNIA.

September 16th 2012: Completed Belfast – Heysham sailings.

September 27th 2012: Left Belfast for Hoek Van Holland.

© Cees De Bijl  © Cees De Bijl

Stena Hibernia  © Cees De Bijl (Rotterdam, 01/10/2012)

October 2012 – October 8th 2012: Services between Hoek Van Holland – Harwich.

November 2012 – December 2012: Chartered to SOL Continent Lines for services between Helsingborg – Travemunde.

© Dirk Jankowsky  © Dirk Jankowsky

Stena Hibernia © Dirk Jankowsky (Travemunde, 16/11/2012)

December 2012: Laid up in Lubeck.

© Dirk Jankowsky

Stena Hibernia © Dirk Jankowsky (Lubeck, 14/02/2013)

November 5th 2013: Services between Liverpool – Belfast.

© Robert Foy  © Robert Foy

Stena Hibernia  © Robert Foy (Birkenhead, 14/12/2013)

August 28th 2017: Taken out of service with crankshaft problems.

September 18th 2017: Resumed services Liverpool – Belfast.

© Aubrey Dale

Stena Hibernia  © Aubrey Dale (Belfast, April 2019)

Stena Hibernia © Scott Mackey (Flickr) (18/06/2019)

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: Aubrey Dale, Cees De Bijl, Pieter Inpyn, Dirk Jankowsky, Aleksi Lindström, Scott Mackey (Flickr), Simonwp, Wil Weijsters and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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