Chapters: High-Speed Sea Service. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not
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Service is the name of a class of high-speed craft developed by and
originally operated by Stena Line on European international ferry
routes. The HSS 1500 have an in-service speed of 40 knots (75
km/h). Several patents were registered to Stena Line in the
development of the HSS, and four vessels were ultimately completed
during the late 1990s; Stena Explorer, Stena Voyager and Stena
Discovery were built to operate around the British Isles with Stena
Carisma built for Scandinavian use. The newest of the craft was
re-named HSS Discovery after being sold to a ferry company in
Venezuela during 2009. Three larger vessels were purchased, each
capable of transporting up to 1,500 passengers at a time:
Originally two HSS 900 vessels were ordered, the second one was
scrapped - whilst being only partially (30%) complete - following
bankruptcy of the shipyard. Leaving only one that entered service:
Since the start of 2007, two identical 1500 passenger versions
remain in operation on routes across the Irish Sea, whilst a
smaller, 900 passenger version operates a route across the
Kattegat: Up until November 2008, Stena Explorer had been making
two return trips to Dublin per day, at a faster advertised speed of
99 minutes. Up until 2006, this had been three return services per
day. HSS 1500 Stena Discovery sitting just in front of the Dry Dock
at Harland and Wolff ship yard in Belfast, April 2007 HSS 1500
Stena Discovery sitting at a mooring at Harland and Wolff shipyard
in Belfast, April 2007 HSS 1500 Stena Discovery moored in Belfast,
April 2007Stena Discovery was taken off the Hoek van HollandHarwich
route on 8 January 2007, with her final in-service trip being the
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