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Sailings Stopped on Stena Line's Rosslare-Fishguard Route for Ferry Repairs

18th May 2021
Sailings on the Rosslare-Fishguard route to resume on Saturday ahead of the lifting of travel restrictions to the Republic. Above Afloat adds is the route's ferry, Stena Europe (currently under repair) as previously seen at the Co. Wexford ferryport. Sailings on the Rosslare-Fishguard route to resume on Saturday ahead of the lifting of travel restrictions to the Republic. Above Afloat adds is the route's ferry, Stena Europe (currently under repair) as previously seen at the Co. Wexford ferryport. Credit: Stena Line

Operator, Stena Line, has stopped sailings on its Rosslare-Fishguard route for five days because of repair work in Belfast on its ferry the Stena Europe.

The ferry, writes The Irish Times, usually makes one trip per day in each direction, but there were no sailings on Monday because of repairs at the Harland & Wolff shipyard.

Sailings won’t resume until next Saturday, Stena Line said last night. “Repair work is being undertaken now ahead of the lifting of travel restrictions to the Republic of Ireland.”

In separate moves the company is returning the Stena Estrid, a new vessel, to the Dublin-Holyhead route after a spell on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route. It will replace the Stena Horizon, which return to the Rosslare-Cherbourg service.

“The ships had swapped due to increased freight demand on direct routes to France and low travel volumes between Holyhead and Dublin,” Stena Line said.

“The end of lockdowns have resulted in freight volumes increasing again, so the company needs to switch the vessels back to their pre-lockdown roles.”

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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About Stena Line

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 17 routes in Northern Europe operating 25,000 sailings each year. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. Stena Line has 4,300 employees and an annual turnover of 14 billion SEK.

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