Stena Nautica ferry accidents and incidents

Stena Nautica ferry cruise ship

Former names
Lion King II, Lion King, Niels Klim

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CruiseMapper's Stena Nautica ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 900-passenger vessel owned by STENA LINE (Ferries). Our Stena Nautica 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 - 2013
  • ship collision - 2004 (near Varberg Sweden, with dry bulk cargo ship Joanna)

The vessel was previously operated under the names Niels Klim (1986-1991), Lion King (1995-1996) and Stena Nautica (1991-1992, and since 1996).

24 January 2013Fire Accident

In the early morning on January 24, 2013, the ship was disabled following a fire accident in Kattegat (Baltic Sea area). At the time of the accident, on the ship were a total of 77 passengers plus 40 crew.

The fire started from a truck parked on a car deck. It was quickly contained and extinguished. The ferry was en-route from Grena Denmark to Varberg Sweden.

16 February 2004Ship Collision / Allision

On February 16, 2004, while en-route from Grena Denmark to Varberg Sweden, at ~4:30 am the ferry collided with the dry bulk cargo ship Joanna. The collision happened near Varberg, in calm weather with intermittent fog,

The ferry sustained a serious under waterline hull damage (11 m / 36 ft long starboard hole in the plating of its cargo deck and engine rooms). The power and propulsion machinery became inoperational and the vessel took on water. All passengers and most of the crew were evacuated to the fleetmate Stena Germanica.

During the accident, the ship carried 94 passengers, 34 crew and 7 racehorses, as well as private cars, trucks and trailers. The vessel was towed to Varberg, then to Goteborg Sweden, from where to Gdansk Poland for drydock repairs. Commercial services were restarted in June 2004.

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