MS Stena Lagan

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Stena Lagan passing Liverpool Docks.
Career
Name: 2005–2010: Lagan Viking
2010–2011: Lagan Seaways
2011 onwards: Stena Lagan
Owner: Levantina Trasporti Srl
Operator: 2005: Norse Merchant Ferries
2005–2010: Norfolkline
2010–2010: DFDS Seaways
2010 onwards: Stena Line
Port of registry: 2005–2008: Bari,  Italy
2008–present: Belfast,  United Kingdom
Route: Birkenhead – Belfast
Builder: Cantiere Navale Visentini
Yard number: 212
Completed: July 2005
Maiden voyage: 2005
Identification: IMO number: 9329849
Status: in service
General characteristics [1]
Tonnage: 26,500 GRT
Length: 186.46 m (611.7 ft)
Beam: 25.6 m (84 ft)
Draft: 6.63 m (21.8 ft)
Installed power: 2 x MAN B&W 9L 48/60B
Propulsion: 2 x Controllable pitch propellers
2 x bow thrusters
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Capacity: 980 passengers

The Stena Lagan is a RoPax ferry operated by Stena Line between Birkenhead and Belfast.

History[edit]

The Stena Lagan was built in July 2005 as the Lagan Viking, entering service with Norse Merchant Ferries later the same month. A few months later, Norse Merchant Ferries was acquired by Norfolkline.

In July 2010 Norfolkline was acquired by DFDS. The vessel was renamed Lagan Seaways during her refit in August 2010. Later that same year, DFDS sold its Northern Irish operations to Stena Line.[2] The sale included the Belfast–Birkenhead route and the chartered Mersey Seaways. In August 2011 the vessel was renamed Stena Lagan [3][4]

Stena Lagan in Belfast

Route[edit]

Stena Lagan operates on the Birkenhead–Belfast route with sister ship Stena Mersey. This route is invaluable to drivers, as it saves them driving through Scotland on poor single-carriageway roads and behind a great number of freight vehicles. In all, the total journey time on board the ship is 8 hours.

On board[edit]

The ship has recently been refurbished and offers shop, cinema, restaurant, bar, POD Lounge, Stena Plus Lounge and four-berth en-suite cabins.

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