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MV Stena Vinga – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9323699

MV Stena Vinga

ex Hammerodde

© Tim Becker

Stena Vinga – © Tim Becker (Travemunde, 09/03/2019)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2005 by B.V. Schps & Mfbk De Merwede v/h van Vliet & Co, Hardinxveld, Holland. (Yard No 702) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 124.90 – 129.90 m (overall) 116.23m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.40 m
  • Depth: 8.60 m
  • Draught: 5.30 – 5.60 m
  • Tonnage: 13906 – 14551gross/5142 – 5157 net/2845 – 5142t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x MaK 9M32 diesels
  • Power: 8640 kW/11747 bHP
  • Speed: 18.5 knots
  • Capacity: 400 passengers/ 200 cars/1235 – 1500 lane meters
  • Call Sign: OYAX, SBCT
  • MMSI Number: 266467000
  • IMO Number: 9323699
  • Port of Registry: Ronne/Denmark, Gothenburg/Sweden
  • Sister Ships: Dueodde
  • Near Sisters: Commodore Clipper, Ben-My-Chree

Vesselfinder AIS Location Data

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January 7th 2005: Hull launched.

© IHC Merwede  © IHC Merwede

General Arrangement (as built) IHC Merwede

January 9th 2005: Superstructure added.

April 11th 2005: Sea trials.

© IHC Merwede

Hammerodde undergoing sea trials in the North Sea – © IHC Merwede

April 29th 2005: Delivered to Bornholmstrafikken, Ronne, Denmark.

© Wil Weijsters  © Wil Weijsters

Hammerodde © Wil Weijsters (Rotterdam, 11/04/2005)

April 20th 2005: Left Rotterdam for Denmark.

April 22nd 2005: Arrived Ronne

April 23rd 2005: Displayed in Ronne.

April 30th 2005: Services between Koge – Ronne – Ystad.

© Simonwp

Hammerodde © Simonwp (Ronne, 01/07/2005)

September 9th 2005: Some services between Ronne – Sassnitz.

© Mikkel

Hammerodde © Mikkel (Ronne, 31/05/2008)

January 21st 2010: Left Ronne for Helsinki.

January 23rd 2010 – March 24th 2010: Refit and rebuilt at STX Europe, Helsinki. Upper freight decks covered, ducktail, new rudders and propellers.

March 24th 2010: Left Helsinki for Ronne.

March 26th 2010: Returned to service.

© Tim Vogel  © Tim Vogel

© Tim Vogel

Hammerodde © Tim Vogel (all)

October 1st 2010: Her owners changed name and livery to Bornholmerfærgen.

January 14th 2011: Registered to Danske Færger A/S, Ronne, Denmark.

© Pieter Inpyn  © Pieter Inpyn

Hammerodde © Pieter Inpyn (Mukran-Sassnitz, 20/06/2013)

March 26th 2015: On leaving Koge went off course and damaged one of her propellers. Escorted to Koge for underwater examination.

March 26th 2015: Left Koge for repairs in Landskrona.

May 26th 2015: Returned to service.

November 2nd 2017: Sold to Stena RoRo, Gothenburg and chartered to Danske Faerger A/S, Ronne, Denmark until autumn 2018.

September 1st 2018: Last arrival at Ronne for Danske Færger A/S.

September 1st 2018: Left Ronne for Landskrona.

September 4th 2018: In Landskrona taken over by Stena Line and renamed STENA VINGA.

September 14th 2018: Left Landskrona for Gothenburg.

September 16th 2018 – March 7th 2019: Services between Gothenburg – Frederikshavn.

March 7th 2019: Left Frederikshavn for Travemunde.

March 8th 2019: Services between Travemunde – Liepaja.

© Tim Becker  © Tim Becker

Stena Vinga © Tim Becker (Travemunde, 09/03/2019)

March 24th 2019: Services between Frederikshavn – Gothenburg.

January 3rd 2020: Services between Gothenburg – Kiel.

January 21st 2020: Services between Gdynia – Karlskrona.

February 3rd 2020: Left Karlskrona for Frederikshavn.

February 4th 2020: Services between Frederikshavn – Gothenburg.

July 1st 2020: Laid up in Gothenburg.

September 1st 2020 – September 24th 2020: Returned to service between Frederikshavn – Gothenburg.

September 25th 2020: Left Frederikshavn for Cherbourg.

© Dogan  © Dogan

© Dogan

Stena Vinga © Dogan (Cherbourg, 11/10/2020)

September 27th 2020: Left Cherbourg for Rosslare.

September 28th 2020: Arrived Rosslare to act as relief for STENA HORIZON (released for cover on the Holyhead – Dublin route).

September 29th 2020: Services Rosslare – Cherbourg.

December 21st 2020: Left Rosslare for Gothenburg.

December 24th 2020: Arrived in Gothenburg.

January 6th 2021  – January 21st 2021: Refit cover Gothenburg – Kiel.

January 24th 2921 – February 26th 2021: Services between Karlskrona – Gdynia.

February 28th 2021 – March 20th 2021: Services between Grena – Halmstad.

March 21st 2021: Gothenburg – Frederikshavn

March 26th 2021: Last service Gothenburg – Frederikshavn

March 30th 2021: Left Gothenburg.

March 30th 2021: Arrived in Travemunde.

March 31st 2021 – July 25th 2021: Services Travemunde – Liepaja.

© Tim Becker © Tim Becker

Stena Vinga © Tim Becker (Travemunde, 02/04/2021)

July 25th 2021: Left Travemunde for Gothenburg.

July 26th 2021: Arrived Gothenburg.

September 2nd 2021: Left Gothenburg for Rosslare.

September 6th 2021: Expected to enter 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: Tim Becker, Tim Vogel, Dogan, Mikkel, Pieter Inpyn,  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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