MV Stena Hibernia
ex Hibernia Seaways, Maersk Importer
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
- 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
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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.
Maersk Importer © Pieter Inpyn (Scheveningen, April 1997)
Maersk Importer © Wil Weijters (New Waterway, 01/08/2005)
November 18th 2006: Services between Vlaardingen – Felixstowe.
Maersk Importer © Cees De Bijl (Nieuwe Waterweg, 15/05/2007)
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.
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.
Stena Hibernia © Dirk Jankowsky (Travemunde, 16/11/2012)
December 2012: Laid up in Lubeck.
Stena Hibernia © Dirk Jankowsky (Lubeck, 14/02/2013)
November 5th 2013: Services between Liverpool – Belfast.
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.
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.