28 February 2011

Stena Jutlandica, 7 October 2006

Stena Jutlandica

IMO 9125944
Built 1996, Van der Gissen de Noord Ijssel, Netherlands
Tonnage 29 691 GT
Length 182,35 m
Width 28,43 m
Draught 6,00 m
1 500 passengers
200 berths
550 cars or 122 trucks
600 metres railway tracks
4 MAN B&W diesels, combined 25 920 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 21,5 knots

Stena Line is a company known for - amongst other things - recycling the same names for ships serving on the same route. The current Stena Jutlandica is in fact the third ship with that name to sail on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route. When completed in 1996 she was in fact briefly named Stena Jutlandica III as the ship she replaced retained the name Stena Jutlandica for approximately a month after the delivery of the new Stena Jutlandica. (Confused already?) Very little else to say about this ship, actually. Since delivery she has remained on the same route without notable incidents or changes.

The photographs below show the Stena Jutlandica outbound from Gothenburg to Frederikshavn on 7 October 2006, photographed from onboard DFDS's Princess of Scandinavia. Click on the images for larger size.

Can't resist a little panoramic fiddling showing the Stena Jutlandica and the Swedish coastline.

Basically the Stena Jutlandica is just a ropax ferry without much thought put on her exterior design... but she looks surprisingly good all things considered.

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