HSC Express finds (another) new home on the Baltic.

HSC Express to become Viking FSTR. Baltic ferry operator Viking Line have announced that they will operate the former Larne

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PR: Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes.

Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020. The contract also contains an option for another four vessels to be ordered. The four vessels are being built at the AVIC Shipyard in China and the plan is to locate the vessels on the Irish Sea, specifically on Stena Line’s routes to and from its expanding Belfast hub.

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MV Rachlyn

MV Rachlyn Overview MV Rachlyn was acquired at a cost of £50,000* for the Strangford ferry service in 2009 to

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Strangford II (Cammell Laird #1389)

Strangford II was built in 2016 by Merseyside’s Cammell Laird to a design by BCTQ for the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Development (Now Department of Infrastructure). She replaces the elderly car and passenger ferry MV Strangford as well as the backup passenger ferry MV Rachlyn.

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PR: New Strangford Ferry begins service

The new £6.2million Strangford Ferry will commence its first operation tomorrow afternoon transporting passengers and cars between Strangford and Portaferry.

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PR: Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast.

IN THE DRIVING SEAT…Leading ferry company Stena Line has posted a record year for freight traffic volumes on its Belfast Harbour routes to Cairnryan, Liverpool and Heysham in 2016. For the first time in its history, Stena Line has carried over 500, 000 freight units through Belfast Harbour. Pictured celebrating the success are (left to right): Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Trade Director (Irish Sea North), Joe O’Neill, Commercial Director, Belfast Harbour and Anna Breen, Stena Line’s Freight Commercial Manager (Irish Sea North).

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PR: Stena Europe first for Irish Sea ferry fleet.

The Stena Europe, which operates on the daily Stena Line ferry service between Rosslare and Fishguard has become the first vessel in Stena Line’s Irish Sea fleet of seven ships to sport the leading ferry company’s new strapline.

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PR: Hazzard introduces the new £6.2million Strangford Ferry.

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has today announced the introduction of the new state of the art £6.2million Strangford Ferry in Co. Down.

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Ben-My-Chree (Van der Giessen 971)

Ben-My-Chree Overview Ben-My-Chree is the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s sole conventional passenger vessel.  She was launched in 1998

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PR: Tipping point for Seatruck.

Records are tumbling on the Seatruck Ferries Warrenpoint to Heysham freight ferry service. 2016 saw the largest number of freight

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