Moby Vincent

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Moby Vincent
The Moby Vincent in Livorno, 2007
The Moby Vincent in Livorno, 2007
Ship data
flag ItalyItaly (trade flag) Italy
other ship names

Stena Normandica (1974–1985)
St. Brendan (1985–1990)

Ship type Ferry
home port Naples
Shipping company Moby Lines
Shipyard Rickmers shipyard , Bremerhaven
Build number 380
Launch May 11, 1974
takeover December 10, 1974
Commissioning December 1974
Whereabouts in motion
Ship dimensions and crew
120.78 m ( Lüa )
width 21.5 m
Draft Max. 5.9 m
measurement 12,187 GT
Machine system
machine 2 × MaK-12M551AK diesel engines
performanceTemplate: Infobox ship / maintenance / service format
10,385 kW (14,120 hp)
20.25 kn (38 km / h)
propeller 2 ×
Transport capacities
Permitted number of passengers 1,084
Vehicle capacity 480 cars
IMO no. 7360605

The Moby Vincent is a ferry of the Italian shipping company Moby Lines which was commissioned in 1974 as Stena Normandica . It is used on the route from Livorno to Bastia .


The Stena Normandica was built under the construction number 380 in the Rickmers shipyard in Bremerhaven and was launched on May 11, 1974. On December 10th of the same year the delivery to the Stena Line took place , which however chartered the ship directly to the Enterprise Nationale de Transport Maritime des Voyageurs. It was in use on the route from Marseille via Alicante to Algiers until January 1975 .

From April 1975 onwards, the Stena Normandica called at various ports from Gothenburg under the management of the Stena Line . It was also chartered out several times in the following years. The ship came into service for the GT lines , North Sea Ferries , Normandy Ferries and Sealink British Rail, among others .

In April 1985 Sealink British Rail took over the Stena Normandica under the name St. Brendan and put it into service on the route from Fishguard to Rosslare Harbor . The ship stayed there for five years before completing its last crossing on March 5, 1990.

On March 12, 1990, the St. Brendan was renamed Moby Vincent and sold to the Italian Moby Lines, which used it from May 1990 between Genoa and Bastia. From June to October 1993 the ship was chartered by the Silja Line under the unofficial name Wasa Sun for the service from Umeå to Vaasa . Afterwards, Moby Lines got going again in 1994, now on the route from Livorno to Bastia.

From June to August 1997 the Moby Vincent sailed between Tangier and Algeciras under a charter from Comanav . Since 1998 it has been in use again between Livorno and Bastia. In June 2000 the ship was briefly in service on the route from Civitavecchia to Olbia.

Sister ships

The still existing sister ships of the Moby Vincent are the Sardinia Vera and the Corsica Marina Seconda . The third sister ship, Al Mansour , was scrapped in Turkey in 2015 .

Web links

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