Stena Estrid ferry accidents and incidents

Stena Estrid ferry cruise ship

Former names
AVIC Weihai WO263, Zhaoshang263

Length (LOA)
215 m / 705 ft

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  • propulsion/power loss - 2020 (out of service for 6 weeks)
  • crew/passenger deaths - 2023 (overboard)

20 January 2024Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On the morning of January 20, 2024, while the ship was navigating near Liverpool (England), a 44-year-old male passenger (from Northern Wales) was reported overboard.

Immediately after the overboard was reported (at ~08:15 UTC), lifeboat crews (dispatched from Northern England and Wales) conducted a 3-hour search. The man was found, airlifted by an HM Coastguard helicopter and ambulanced to a hospital, where he died shortly after the arrival, succumbing to his injuries.

Merseyside Police's statement clarified that his death is not considered suspicious.

The incident occurred during the scheduled crossing from Belfast (Northern Ireland) to Birkenhead (Merseyside England).

May 2020Propulsion / Power Loss

On May 1, 2020, due to engine problems, STENA LINE took the Estrid ship out of service for repairs and maintenance. The ship started the Holyhead-Dublin (Wales-Ireland) route in January 2020. The China-built vessel had issues with its Germany-built (MaK-Caterpillar) marine diesel engines.

The repairs were expected to take 5-6 weeks. For the needed maintenance and outfitting works, Stena Estrid remained berthed at ferry port Cairnryan (Wigtownshire, Scotland). On the Holyhead-Dublin route, Estrid was replaced by Stena Nordica (2000-built ship with capacity 405 passengers, 375 cars, 222 berths, IMO 9215505).

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