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MV Stena Hollandica (2010) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9419163

MV Stena Hollandica

Ex Stena Britannica

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Felixstowe, 22/02/2019)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2010 by Wadan yard, Wismar,Germany (Yard No 159) for Stena Rederi Ab, Göteborg as a Car Ferry/RoRo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 240.87 m
  • Breadth: 32.63 m
  • Depth: 15.50m
  • Draught: 6.65 m (max)
  • Tonnage: 64,039 gross/36870 net/11600t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x 8L48/60CR and 2 x 6L48/60CR MAN 4 stroke diesel engines.
  • Power: 33600 kW/HP
  • Speed:  22 knots
  • Decks: 12
  • Capacity: 1,200 passengers, 230 car capacity – 5500 lane meters
  • Crew: 85
  • Call Sign: PBMM
  • IMO Number: 9419163 
  • Official Number: 16667
  • Port of Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden , Hoek Van Holland/The Netherlands
  • Sister-Ship: Stena Britannica (164)

Current AIS Location

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“The STENA HOLLANDICA is the largest combined freight and passenger ferry in the world. It is the first of two Ropax ships built at the Nordic Yards shipyard in Wismar, Germany. About £375m was invested in the construction of the ferries.”.

November 9th 2006: Ordered as STENA BRITANNICA by Stena Rederi Ab Gothenburg for delivery in 2010.

September 22nd 2008: Keel laid.

June 7th 2009: Launched.

© Stena Line © Stena Line

© Stena Line

June 2009: Builders yard went bankrupt and negotiations took place as to the future of vessels.

September 12th 2009: Yard and Stena Line agree on vessel price

September 2009: Work resumed although there was a pay dispute between Dockyard owners and workers.

© Dirk Jankowsky

© Dirk Jankowsky (Wismar, 28/01/2009)

November 2009: Named STENA HOLLANDICA .

March 26th 2010: Sea trials.

© Stena Line

© Stena Line

March 28th 2010: Returned to builders yard,

May 7th 2010: Delivered to Stena North Sea Ltd (Stena Roro, Gothenburg), Gothenburg.

May 10th 2010: Left Wismar.

May 16th 2010: Commenced services between Hoek Van Holland – Harwich.

© Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler

© Andreas Wörteler (Rotterdam, 9-10/10/2010)

June 8th 2010: Officially named by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

February 25th 2017 – March 9th 2017: Damen Ship Repair, Rotterdam for refit and installation of “Exhaust scrubbers”.

© Aleksi Lindström (Hoek van Holland, 17/05/2018)

© Frank Behrends (Rotterdam, 04/08/2018)

© Erwin Willemse © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Hoek van Holland,  18/09/2021)

© Robbie Cox © Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Hoek van Holland, 14/08/2023)

January 8th 2024: Came off service Hoek van Holland and sailed to Schiedam for refit.

January 25th 2024: Left Schiedam and sailed to Hoek van Holland.

© Rob de Visser

© Rob de Visser (Hoek van Holland, 25/01/2024)

January 25th 2024: Resumed service Hoek van Holland – Harwich (Parkeston Quay).

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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: Andrew Atkinson, Frank Behrends,  Robbie Cox, Dirk Jankowsky, Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp, Rob de Visser, 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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