Stena Performer and Stena Precision (freight only)

Stena Performer and Stena Precision (previously known as Seatruck Performance and Seatruck Precision).

Stena Performer and Stena Precision are freight only ferries designed and built specifically to operate into Heysham port on behalf of Seatruck Ferries.  Due to the size of Heysham larger ships can not operate there, however the trend in recent years has been for vessels to get larger which severely restricted the number of vessels which could operate in Heysham’s confines.

3D model of the FSG class. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.

They are 2 of 4 identical sister ships (known as the FSG class) designed and built for Seatruck by the famous Flensburger shipyard in Germany.  They where designed specifically to maximise space for vehicles inside their restricted size, whilst maintaining a shallow draught due to Heysham being quite shallow (in fact the harbour needs to be dredged often in order to prevent it from becoming silted up).  Due to the way they are designed they can carry 20% more freight but with 10% less fuel consumption than the ships they replaced for Seatruck at Heysham (the P-series).  Formerly called Seatruck Precision and Seatruck Performance, the pair are on charter to Stena Line due to not being required by Seatruck, and are larger than the ships Stena previously operated to Heysham.  In latter years one of Stena Performer or Stena Precision will usually operate with Stena Hibernia on the Heysham link, while the other operates as the third ship on the Birkenhead to Belfast route along with Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey.

 

Technical Data

Stena Performer

Stena Precision

IMO Number

9506227

9506239

Design

FSG

Building Yard

Flensburger Schiffbau, Flensburg Germany (FSG)

Hull Number

751

752

Year Completed

2012

2012

Owner

Seatruck Ferries Ltd

Operator

Stena Line UK

Classification

Det Norske Veritas,+1A1, General Cargo Carrier Ro-Ro, E0, DG-P, TMON

In service (original)

23rd April 2012

June 2012

In service (Stena Line)

September 2012

September 2012

Call sign (Stena)

2FGR4

2FMI8

Length overall

142m

Beam

25m

Draft

5.2m

Gross Tonnage

19772

Machinery

  • 2 x MAN 7L48/60-CR main engines – 8,000 kW each
  • 2 x MAN-Alpha VBS1180 propellers – 4.30 metres diameter 
  • 2 x Mitsubishi S12R-M(P)TA gensets – 840 kW each
  • 2 x Wartsila CT200 bow thrusters – 1,000 kW each
  • 2 x twist flow full spade rudders with Costa bulb
    Flume tank stabilisation system
  • 1 x MAN D2866 LE203 11.9l emergency diesel generator engine

Power(Max/Pme  @ 75%)

16,000kW/12,000kW

Speed (Max/Operational)

21kts/18-20kts

Fuel consumption

63.59t/day @ 21kts (90% MCR)

Capacity

12 drivers in 6 double berth cabins.  21 crew (max 22 in 21 single crew cabins + 1 spare cabin).

Weather deck: 564 lm – open

Upper deck: 665 lm – 5.30 metres free height

Main deck: 661 lm – 5.30 metres free height

Tanktop deck: 276 lm – 5.00 metres free height

2166 lane metres total

Cargo Access

Stern loading only (main deck)

Fixed ramp from Main Deck to Tank top – 4.0 m wide (Total length of ramp cover – 48.7 m)
Fixed internal ramp from Main Deck to Upper Deck – 6.5m wide
Fixed ramp from Upper Deck to Weather Deck – 4.0 m wide

Flag

Isle if Man [UK 2nd Register] (Douglas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stena Performer passes flatmate Stena Superfast VIII while inbound to Belfast in September 2012. Copyright © Gordon Hislip.
Stena Performer passes flatmate Stena Superfast VIII while inbound to Belfast in September 2012. Copyright © Gordon Hislip.

 

Stena Precision leaving Belfast bound for Heysham. © 2014 Steven Tarbox
Stena Performer leaving Belfast bound for Heysham. © 2014 Steven Tarbox

Article Copyright © Steven Tarbox (NIFerrySite).

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