The University of Strathclyde in Scotland had awarded to Stuart Ballantyne (Sea Transport Solutions, Australia), the honorary degree of Doctor of Science. The award recognises his achievement in the field of naval architecture and his work in providing safer, more economic and environmentally-compelling commercial vessel designs.
Stena Line has acquired the Irish-owned Celtic Link ferry service which operates from Rosslare-Cherbourg. Celtic Link currently provides a three times weekly service between Ireland and France with the 2006 Visentini built CELTIC HORIZON.
Michael McGrath, Stena Line’s COO commented: “This investment represents an important milestone for Stena Line as for the first time in our history we will be able to offer a direct ferry link between the Republic of Ireland and the Continent.”
Final details are currently being concluded around the acquisition and Stena Line hopes to be in a position to take over the running of the service with effect from Monday 31st March 2014.