‘Stena Discovery’ was delivered to Venezuelan operator Albamar after a long hiatus.
‘Laid up in Belfast since the cease of the Harwich to Hoek van Holland service in early 2007, the vessel was drydocked last month to have its Stena markings removed. The vessel then performed sea trials in which it achieved a top speed of 42 knots. The HSS 1500 catamaran was built in 1997 in Rauma. The vessel is driven by gas turbine propulsion and can carry a maximum of 1,500 passengers and 375 cars. ‘Stena Discovery’ will reach La Guaira on July 1 from will commence a service to El Guamacho in August.