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Operator Quashes Rumours of Plans to Downsize Rosslare-Fishguard Route

7th February 2022
The Stena Europe (at the Co. Wexford ferryport) which covers the Rosslare to Fishguard route. Afloat adds the veteran vessel built in 1982 is the oldest ferry in Stena Line's (Irish Sea) fleet and within the operator's overall fleet of passenger/freight ships. The Stena Europe (at the Co. Wexford ferryport) which covers the Rosslare to Fishguard route. Afloat adds the veteran vessel built in 1982 is the oldest ferry in Stena Line's (Irish Sea) fleet and within the operator's overall fleet of passenger/freight ships. Credit: Stena Line

The ferry operator Stena Line has moved to quash rumours of any downgrading of their service on the Rosslare-Fishguard route.

Rumours had been rife on industry websites that the long-serving Stena Europe was to be replaced permanently with the smaller Stena Nordica.

The Nordica is a significantly smaller vessel, carrying a maximum of 300 cars and 405 passengers compared to the Stena Europe’s 564 cars and 1,386 passengers.

While the Nordica is slated to cover the Rosslare-Fishguard route when the Stena Europe enters scheduled dry dock later this year, Stena Line has dismissed suggestions that this change will be permanent.

Wexford People has more on the St. Georges Channel route linking Ireland and south Wales.

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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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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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