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MV Stena Transit – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9469388

MV Stena Transit

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© Simonwp (Rotterdam, 10/06/2022)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (SHI), Geoje, South Korea (Yard No 1808) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo ferry for Stena Roro Ab, Gothenburg, Sweden

Technical Data

  • Length: 212.0 m (overall) 194.80 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 26.70 m
  • Depth: 9.30 m
  • Draught: 6.30 m (max)
  • Tonnage: 33690 gross/8423 – 17330 net/9299t deadweight (summer)
  • Engines: 2 x MAN-B&W-STX 9L48/60B – 4 stroke single acting 9 cylinder 480 x 600 mm combustion engines
  • Power: 21880 kW/29376 bHP
  • Speed: 22.0 knots
  • Capacity: 300 passengers/4000 lane metres
  • Call Sign: PJHU
  • MMSI Number: 244513000
  • IMO Number: 9469388
  • Wet. Official Number: 23176 Z 2011
  • Port of Registry: Hoek Van Holland/The Netherlands 🇳🇱
  • Sister Ships: Stena Transporter (1087)

Current AIS Location

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June 2010: Keel laid.

January 22nd 2011: Launched..

September 2011: Completed outfitting and conducted sea trials.

September 19th 2011: Delivered to Stena North Sea Ltd, Clydebank, UK. 

September 26th 2011: Chartered to NYKCOS for a trip from Longkou to Bazoul.

November 1st 2011: Arrived Hook of Holland then sailed to Schiedam for additional work.

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November 2nd 2011: Arrived in Schiedam for completion.

November 7th /8th 2011: Maiden voyage Hoek Van Holland – Killingholme.

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© Rob de Visser (07/11/2011)

November 15th 2011: Christened by Jeanette Baljeu (Alderman of the Port of Rotterdam) in Hoek Van Holland.

© Andreas Wörteler © Andreas Wörteler  

© Andreas Wörteler (Rotterdam, 19/05/2012)

October 2015: Retrofitted with Wärtsilä in-line closed-loop exhaust gas cleaning solutions (“scrubbers”) at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

June 19th 2015: Suffered an engine room fire. The vessel had 180 persons on board an all were accounted for. The vessels engineers investigated if the fire was extinguished. Two tug boats from Immingham were also sent to the scene while the Coastguard constantly liaised with the vessel on any developments. It was established that the fire had been extinguished and nobody was in need of any medical assistance. The tug boats and lifeboat still stood by while the vessels crew ventilated the area and could asses if there was any damage; they could then potentially get their systems up and running again. After approximately 1,5 hours the lifeboat was stood down from the scene.

June 20th 2015: The ferry berthed in Immingham.

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© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 02/10/2015)

© Wil Weijsters  

© Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 16/03/2017)

© Pieter Inpyn © Pieter Inpyn 

© Pieter Inpyn (Hook of Holland, 17/08/2018)

July 4th 2020: Fire on board whilst in Killingholme. Fire extinguished but off service for one trip.

March 27th 2021 – April 7th 2021: Refit at Damen Ship repair Amsterdam and relieved by STENA SCOTIA.

© Rob de Visser

 © Rob de Visser (27/03/202)

© Rob de Visser

 © Rob de Visser (08/04/2021)

© Simonwp 

© Simonwp (Humber Sea Terminal, North Killingholme, 26/06/2021)

April 2023: Continues Hoek Van Holland – Killingholme.

May 25th 2023: Came of service at Hoek Van Holland and sailed to Scheidam for refit.

June 5th 2023: Left Scheidam and sailed to Hoek Van Holland.

© Rob de Visser

© Rob de Visser (05/06/2023)

June 6th 2023: Left Hoek Van Holland for Killingholme.

June 7th 2023: Arrived Killingholme to resume service Killingholme – Hoek Van Holland.

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: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Fotoflite,  Pieter Inpyn, Simonwp, Rob de Visser, 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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