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Taller trailers for Fishguard-Rosslare route

[ April 18, 2019   //   ]

Fishguard-Rosslare ferry Stena Europe is being refitted in a Turkish shipyard to allow it to carry full-height trailers on its main deck. Previously she was restricted to carrying full-height trailers on her port side only but modifications to the deckhead levels on the main vehicle deck will allow for taller trailers to be carried across the whole of the main vehicle deck.

The vessel is scheduled to return late June 2019 and during the visit a number of other upgrades will be completedincluding internal refurbishment.

During the refit, the Stena Europe has been replaced by the Stena Nordica on the Rosslare-Fishguard service.

Stena Line trade director (Irish Sea South) Ian Davies,  said: “The Stena Europe is an important part of our Irish Sea South fleet and we look forward to welcoming a revamped vessel back to our Rosslare-Fishguard service in the summer with the capacity to accommodate even more full-height trailers while still carrying up to 1, 400 passengers.

Stena Line will receive the first of its new generation E-Flexer series vessels, the Stena Estrid, on its Dublin to Holyhead route in early 2020, the first of three similar ferries bound for the Irish Sea routes.