Stena Europe ferry accidents and incidents

Stena Europe ferry cruise ship

Former names
MS Lion Europe, MS Stena Saga, MS Kronprinsessan Victoria

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CruiseMapper's Stena Europe ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1386-passenger vessel owned by STENA LINE (Ferries). Our Stena Europe ferry accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • fire - 2023
  • propulsion/power loss - 2003
  • ship collision - 2012 (Rosslare-Europort, Ireland, with Oscar Wilde ferry)

11 February 2023Fire Accident

On February 11, 2023, while navigating approx 2 mi / 4 km off Port Fishguard Harbour (Wales/Pembrokeshire County), the ferry suffered an engine room fire accident. The ship was operating a regularly scheduled crossing on the Wales-Ireland route Fishguard-Rosslare, and carrying a total of 88 passengers plus 59 crew.

The ship's crew managed quickly to extinguish the fire, but it soon temporarily reignited and was dealt with again. HMCG (British Coast Guard) coastguard rescue teams from Fishguard and Moylegrove were called as a precaution.

To assist the vessel, HMCG dispatched three RNLI boats, a rescue helicopter, an air ambulance. When the ship berthed at Fishguard Harbour, to the dock were sent teams from Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Dyfed-Powys Police, and Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service. Firefighters started spraying the funnel/smokestack to cool it down.

All passengers and crew were disembarked safely, and no injuries or pollution were reported. The current voyage was delayed by ~30 minutes, and the ferry was temporarily removed from service for damage assessment and investigation.

26 October 2012Ship Collision / Allision

On October 26, 2012, in the evening, during docking in Rosslare Europort (Ireland), the ship collided with the Oscar Wilde ferry (operated by IRISH FERRIES). Stena ship's crew and passengers were safe, but the return crossing was canceled. The ship Oscar Wilde sustained only minor damages and departed at 11 pm.

January 2003Propulsion / Power Loss

In January 2003, the ship lost power while navigating close to Tuskar Rock, off Ireland's coast. The vessel was disabled and drifting for ~3 hours in heavy winds (speeds up to 85 kph / 50 mph). Five helicopters were ready to be deployed for the evacuation of all the 155 passengers and 65 crew. However, the rescue operation was aborted as the ship's engineering crew managed to restore power.

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