Stena Line vessels recognised for safe operations

An unprecedented nine Stena Line ferries operating on the Irish Sea have received the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), acknowledging the skills and dedication of the men and women responsible for safe vessel operations.

Captain Steve Millar and crew members from the Stena Lagan celebrate receiving the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for operating three consecutive years without a lost-time accident.  The 

According to the CSA, the Jones F. Devlin Awards publicly recognise ‘outstanding achievement’, exemplifying ‘devotion to duty and to the principles of maritime safety, which is worthy of the highest commendation.”

This year, eight Stena Line ferries on the Irish Sea, along with a ninth ship operating on the Gdynia to Karlskrona route have been recognised for operating between two and five consecutive years without a lost-time accident.

The awarded ferries, including eight that operate on the Irish Sea are:

  • Stena Superfast VIII on the Belfast to Cairnryan route
  • Stena Precision, Stena Mersey, Stena Lagan and Stena Forerunner on the Belfast to Liverpool route
  • Stena Performer on the Belfast to Heysham route
  • Stena Adventurer on the Dublin to Holyhead route
  • Stena Horizon on the Rosslare to Cherbourg route
  • Stena Baltica on the Gdynia to Karlskrona route

Bjarne Koitrand, Technical Operations Director at Stena Line said: “Safety for our passengers and employees always comes first at Stena Line, and forms a very important part of the Stena Line Group’s strategy for a sustainable future. This achievement reaffirms the positive trend we have seen in the Lost-Time-Injury-Frequency during the last years.

More information on the company’s sustainability overview “A Sustainable Journey” can be viewed at www.stenaline.com/en-GB-corp/our-sustainable-journey.

For more information please contact Jesper Waltersson, Press & Media Relations Manager, +46 704 85 85 32.

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 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. Stena Line is part of the Stena AB Group, which has about 15 000 employees and an annual turnover of around 36,5 billion SEK. For more information please visit www.stenaline.com

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Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 20 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. Stena Line is part of the Stena AB Group, which has about 15 000 employees and an annual turnover of around 36 billion SEK.

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