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The ferry company Stena Line is now revealing the new names of the two modern ferries that will take up the battle for the Baltic Sea on the line between Nynäshamn and Ventspils in the spring of 2021. In total, the company has received almost 600 name proposals from customers in both Sweden and the Baltics. The choice fell on Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica.
- We want the names of our ships to be linked to our history and our Scandinavian origins, but also the region where we sail, says line manager Johan Edelman. 
 

Earlier this autumn, the ferry company Stena Line unveiled its expansion plans for the Baltic Sea with new, larger and more modern vessels on both the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route. The new ferries will increase cargo capacity by 30% on the line and with the modern and newly renovated vessels, Stena Line will at the same time take up the fight for passenger traffic on the Baltic Sea.

- We see an increased demand from our customers for sea transport in the Baltic Sea. It is an expansive region where we already have a strong presence in both transport and tourism. We are now further strengthening our position with modern and larger vessels on both routes to and from Latvia in 2021, says Johan Edelman, responsible for Stena Line's routes to and from Latvia.

Extended ferries from the Irish Sea

The two modern ferries that will start operating the Nynäshamn-Ventspils line in the spring of 2021 were built on the Italian Visentini shipyard in 2005 and have previously sailed on Stena Line's line between Belfast and Birkenhead (Liverpool) under the names Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey. Before they go into service on their new line in the Baltic Sea, they will be extended, modernized and changed to more regionally adapted names.

The first vessel, Stena Lagan, is currently at the Sedef shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey for conversion and is expected to enter service during the first quarter with the name Stena Scandica.

The second vessel, Stena Mersey, will sail on the Irish Sea until January and will then be extended and modernized at the same shipyard in the spring before she is expected to enter service on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route before the summer. She inherits the classic name Stena Baltica, which has previously adorned several Stone Ferries through the ages.

- We want the names of our ships to be linked to our history and our Scandinavian origins, but also the region where we sail. The ships will offer a completely new attractive onboard experience for our passengers and will be an attractive travel option on the Baltic Sea, says Johan Edelman.

Modern and attractive on-board experience

The unique ship conversion carried out together with the sister company Stena RoRo means that the ship is divided in the middle and gets a new 36 meter long middle section and thus 30 percent additional cargo capacity, a separate car deck and a total of 88 new cabins on board. The vessels are also modified for efficient through loading and unloading.

The ship's interior will be modernized in accordance with Stena Line's modern bright Scandinavian design and will offer, among other things:

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  • 200 cabins, of which 88 are newly built and several family cabins and animal cabins.
  • Restaurant & Bar with sea views and a café for light meals
  • Most lounge areas with comfortable armchairs and TV screens
  • Sun deck outdoors to experience the fresh sea air in summer
  • Digital info screens and round-the-clock guest service
  • Wi-Fi available in all public areas
  • 120 square meter store with a large assortment of fashion, perfume, confectionery and beverages.

Ship Facts about the new vessels in Nynashamn-Ventspils:
Name: Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica
Built: In 2005, the shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini
modified / extended: In 2020/2021 at the shipyard Sedef Tuzla, Turkey
Height: 222 meters
Passenger capacity: 970
Freight capacity: 2,875 meters in length + separate car deck
Cab capacity: 200

Continued expansion on the Baltic Sea in 2021:
Stena Line also announced in November that in 2021 they will replace the existing vessels on the Baltic Sea line between Liepaja in Latvia and Travemünde in Germany. Two modern RoPax ferries will increase cargo capacity by 40% and at the same time shorten the travel time from 27 to 20 hours and offer a modern on-board experience. Stena Line has not yet revealed the names of these vessels.

 

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Stena have posted a new drone footage video of Stena Scandica here: 

She certainly looks bulkier on the one hand but also rather slender. I can’t quite work out if the ramp is removed and whether they’ll still be parking cars up top, would an assumption the will seem reasonable?

 

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On 16/12/2020 at 23:31, Seashore said:

Stena have posted a new drone footage video of Stena Scandica here: 

She certainly looks bulkier on the one hand but also rather slender. I can’t quite work out if the ramp is removed and whether they’ll still be parking cars up top, would an assumption the will seem reasonable?

 

Interesting update. Would the whole space around the funnel be used as car parking?

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8 hours ago, lg12 said:

Interesting update. Would the whole space around the funnel be used as car parking?

I cannot see any reason why they wouldn't continue to use that space for cars! And now, of course, there will be space for more cars up there with the new extension.

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