Stena Line to sound its horns on ‘Day of the Seafarer’ 25 June

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At noon tomorrow 25 June all Stena Line vessels will sound their horns in port to support of seafarers around the world. More than 1.6 million men and women are keyworkers in keeping vital supply lines open during the global pandemic COVID-19.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), along with industry associations, companies and social partners are calling on shipowners, masters and crews around the world to sound their horns in ports on the 25th of June at 1200 noon local time. The initiative called #ShoutOutForSeafarers is made in honour of the International Maritime Organization’s international ‘Day of the Seafarer’ to remind the world about the important role of all, more than 1.6 million seafarers around the world.

Stena Line is one of the largest ferry companies with more than 4.300 employees, currently operating 37 vessels on 17 ferry routes in the Baltic Sea, Scandinavica, North Sea and the Irish Sea.

”As part of our vision to connect Europe for a sustainable future, we have continued to sail throughout the whole pandemic, to keep vital supply lines open. We have transported millions of tonnes of goods such as medicines and equipment for healthcare, as well as fresh food and drinks. But, we have also connected people, for essential travel and now when societies are opening up we will reconnect families and friends again after many months apart. We want to highlight the important work undertaken 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by our key workers, the seafarers onboard our vessels, by participating in this great initiative said Ian Hampton, Chief People, Communications and Fleet Operations Officer

Read more about the #shoutoutforseafarers initiative:

The sound of the horn from one of our next generation E-Flexer ferries, Stena Estrid, sailing on the Irish Sea down be downloaded here:

For more information please contact:

Carl Mårtensson,  PR & Communications Manager (Scandinavia, Germany & Baltics)+46 (0)31 85 85 32 

Simon Palmer, PR & Communications Manager (Irish Sea and North Sea)  +353 (0)868858789

About Stena Line

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 17 routes in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. In 2020 Stena Line had 4,300 employees, operated 25,000 sailings and had an annual turnover of 10 billion SEK. For more information, please visit

Stena Line is part of the Stena AB Group, which has 15 700 employees and an annual turnover of 37 billion SEK.