In strange waters #2: Stena Line Irish Sea dry docking’s/refits 2017 (Pt 2)

Stena Line Irish Sea dry docking’s/refits 2017 (Pt 2)

Part 2 of our photo feature on the 2017 Stena Line Irish Sea refit period featuring Stena Nordica (on refit relief duties), Stena Superfast VII, Stena Superfast VIII, Stena Precision, and Stena Performer.  Part 1 is here.

This years relief vessel: Stena Nordica

Stena Nordica. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Nordica arriving at Belfast from Cairnryan on her first day covering for the refit of Stena Superfast VIII. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

Stena Nordica has returned to the North Channel again this year, following spells on charter with DFDS and GNV.  Stena Nordica is of course a part-sister ship to P&O’s European Causeway and European Highlander having originally been built for P&O as European Ambassador.  To have a look around inside Stena Nordica click here.

Stena Nordica. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Nordica alongside at Belfast Victoria Terminal 4. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

#5 Stena Superfast VIII

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Close-up of Stena Superfast VIII’s 3 bow thruster units taken whilst she was in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf's 'Belfast Dry Dock'. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.
Stena Superfast VIII in Harland and Wollf’s ‘Belfast Dry Dock’. Copyright © Scott Mackey 2017.

#6 Stena Superfast VII

The following images of Stena Superfast VII were taken  during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts to Harland & Wolff’s Belfast Dry Dock at the invitation of Stena Line.  With thanks to Diane Poole OBE, Senior Master Alastair McCarlie, and of course Harland and Wolff for making the visit, and these pictures, possible.

Stena Superfast VII in Belfast Dry Dock. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox 2017.

 

Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland &amp; Wolff. Taken during a visit by <a href="http://wp.me/p4mKUi-MF" target="_blank">NI Ferry Enthusiasts</a> . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.
Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.
Port side stabiliser fin. Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Stabiliser fin. Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Stern thruster, prop shaf, a-frames, and screw (port side). Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Port screw, and rudder (with staboard side under maintenance). Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Port rudder. Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Port screw. Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Stern Thruster (from port side). Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

 

Port screw and rudder. Stena Superfast VII in dry dock at Harland & Wolff. Taken during a visit by NI Ferry Enthusiasts . Copyright © Steven Tarbox, all rights reserved.

#7 Stena Performer (from 5th April)

 

#8 Stena Precision

 


The above article is Copyright © Steven Tarbox / NI Ferry Site and the named photographic contributors.  Special thanks to Scott Mackey for providing the majority of the photographs used, and Diane Poole @ Stena Line.

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