Stena Line to jumboize two ferries

Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey will undergo lengthening, by 36 metres, in the Turkish Sedef shipyard in Tuzla, after which they'll be employed across the Nynäshamn-Ventspils service.

Stena Lagan is already in Turkey, while Stena Mersey continues to sail on the Belfast-Liverpool route. Once jumboized, the former will start operating in the Baltic next spring; the latter will follow suit in the summer of 2021.

After lengthening, the two will be 222 m-long, offering, according to the shipping line, some 30% freight capacity (2,875 lane metres, plus a separate car deck) than previously. Each of the ferries will be able to take on-board up to 970 passengers, too.

The Nynäshamn-Ventspils route is at the moment served by Scottish Viking (2,300 lm/800 pax) and Stena Flavia (2,255 lm/800 pax).

Photo: Gemi Kaydrma/Sedef Shipyard