Stena Germanica ferry accidents and incidents

Stena Germanica ferry cruise ship

Former names
Stena Germanica III, Stena Hollandica

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  • structural changes - 2015 (ship conversion / WARTSILA dual engine running on methanol and MGO)
  • boat rescue - 2004 (passengers and crew from the fleet mate Stena Nautica)

January 2015Structural and Technical Issues

Following the 2015 drydock refit and conversion in Gdynia Poland (at Remontova / Gdansk Shipyard), the vessel became the world's first passenger ship (and marine vessel in general) powered by methanol. The ship conversion cost the STENA LINE EUR 22 million (~USD 27,5 million).

In comparison to conventional marine fuels, methanol-powered engines produce significantly fewer emissions - SOx (by 99%), NOx (60%), CO2 (25%), as well as fewer soot particles (95%).

The ship's common rail marine engine (WARTSILA) is dual-fuel, which means the ferry can also run on marine gas oil (MGO) as a backup fuel. The methanol fuel is supplied by Methanex Corporation (headquartered in Vancouver BC Canada) - the world's largest methanol producer and supplier.

16 February 2004Boat Rescue

On February 16, 2004, at ~4:30 am, the fleet mate Stena Nautica ferry collided with the dry bulk cargo ship Joanna. The collision happened near Varberg, in calm weather with intermittent fog,

Stena Nautica sustained under waterline hull damage (starboard hole), and the ship's engine room was flooded. The vessel's power and propulsion machinery became inoperational and it took on water. All passengers and most of the crew were evacuated to Stena Germanica.

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