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MV Stena Horizon – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9332559

MV Stena Horizon

ex Celtic Horizon, Cartour Beta

© Stena Line

Stena Horizon © Stena Line

Steel twin screw “NAOS 244” motor vessel, built in 2006 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard No. 214) as a Ro-Ro Passenger ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 186.50 m (overall) 177.40 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 25.60 m
  • Depth: 9.14 m
  • Draught: 6.60 m
  • Tonnage: 26500 gross/ net/7000t deadweight
  • Engines: Two MAN B&W 9L48/60B diesels.
  • Power: 21600 kW/14500 bHP
  • Speed: 24 knots (Service)
  • Capacity: 1000 passengers (limited to 972 in service), 2,275 lane meters + 186 cars
  • Call Sign: IBPT
  • MMSI Number: 247160400
  • IMO Number: 9332559
  • Official Number: 82342
  • Port of Registry: Bari/Italy
  • Sister Ship: Cartour Gamma


Location Data


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History

December 12th 2005: Launched.

May 22nd 2006: Completed.

May 24th 2006 : Delivered to Levantina Trasporti, Bari, Italy.

May 2006: Chartered to Caronte & Tourist, Italy.

May 29th 2006: Services between Messina – Salerno.

© Gianpaolo © Gianpaolo

Cartour Beta © Gianpaolo

November 9th 2010: Services between Termini Imerese – Salerno.

May 30th 2011: Laid up in Messina.

June 8th 2011 – June 19th 2011: Sailed from Messina to Genoa.

June 20th 2011: Chartered to Grandi Navi Veloci for services between Genoa – Porto Torres.

July 2011 – September 2011: Services between Genoa – Tunis.

September 2011: Laid up in Messina.

September 27th 2011: Arrived at Palermo for refit.

October 1st 2011: Chartered to Celtic Link and renamed CELTIC HORIZON.

October 11th 2011: Left Palermo for  Rosslare.

October 16th 2011: Arrived Rosslare.

October 22nd 2011: Services between Rosslare – Cherbourg.

© Jörn Prestien © Jörn Prestien  

Celtic Horizon © Jörn Prestien (Cherbourg, 08082012)

March 31st 2014: Chartered to  Stena Line Ltd, Holyhead, UK for services Rosslare – Cherbourg.

April 1st 2014: Renamed STENA HORIZON.

© Carsten Dettmer

Stena Horizon © Carsten Dettmer (Cherbourg, 15/02/2015)

January 14th 2016 – January 30th 2016: Refit at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.

 

Stena Horizon © Scott Mackey (Belfast, 28/01/2016)

January 31st 2016 – March 7th 2016: Services between Holyhead – Dublin.

March 2016: Commenced services between Rosslare – Cherbourg.

© Eddie Walker

Stena Horizon © Eddie Walker (Cherbourg, 18/08/2017)

February 2018: Refit at A & P Falmouth.

 

Stena Horizon © Ray Goodfellow

© Barrie Clark

Stena Horizon © Barrie Clark (Falmouth, 23/02/2018)

March 2018: Continued Rosslare – Cherbourg.

© Robbie Cox © Robbie Cox  

© Robbie Cox

Stena Horizon © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 18/03/2018)

 

Stena Horizon © Scott Mackey (02/02/2019)

September 30th 2020: Services Holyhead – Dublin.

November 11th 2020: Withdrawn from service after seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The entire crew went into quarantine. The vessel herself was idled and put at anchor off the coast of Anglesey.

January 23rd 2021: Services between Rosslare – Cherbourg

February 3rd 2021: Services Dublin – Holyhead.

February 14th 2021: Services between Belfast – Birkenhead.

© Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy

Stena Horizon © Robert Foy (Birkenhead, 16/02/2021)

March 2nd 2021: Took up service between Holyhead – Dublin.

© Robbie Cox

🆕 Stena Horizon © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 05/04/2021)

May 24th 2021: Came off service at Holyhead and sailed to Rosslare.

May 25th 2021: Anticipated return to service 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: Barrie Clark, Robbie Cox, Carsten Dettmer, Robert Foy, Scott Mackey, Jörn Prestien, Eddie Walker and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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