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How does it work - how to weigh a ferry

How the heck do you weigh a ship?

2018-01-09 | Onboard | No comments

If you caught the first episode of our series, where we talked about buoyancy, you may remember that the weight of the water that a ship displaces is equal to the weight of the ship itself. This is known as the Archimedes principle. But how do you establish the weight of that water?   Ship builders…

How does it work - Center of gravity

What the king didn’t know …

2017-12-07 | Onboard | No comments

When Swedish king, Gustav II Adolf ordered the royal warship Wasa, he clearly knew nothing about the importance of center of gravity. He ordered an extra cannon deck built – and the Wasa capsized instantly on her maiden voyage in 1628. Not exactly a proud moment in history of Swedish shipbuilding … The center of…

How does it work - Episode3 DryDock

The strange case of the vanishing water …

2017-11-23 | Onboard | 2 Comments

No crane in the world is strong enough to lift a 20,000-tonne vessel up in the air. Nevertheless, every once in a while, a ship does need to have its underwater hull painted, maintained and repaired. And you can’t really do that while the ship is in the water. The solution? ...

It’s not just a fancy nose job: we’re saving the planet!

2017-11-09 | Onboard | 3 Comments

You’ve probably seen a bulb-like shape protruding from the bow of a ship. Our ferries all have one. But what is it and what’s it doing there? Well, the bulb is a clever invention that helps to decrease a ships resistance as it travels through the water. The result: more speed, less fue...

Lillie naval architect & ships expert

An environmentally-conscious and passionate naval architect

2017-10-26 | Onboard | No comments

It all began with a graduate project on future fuels. Lillie then progressed from the role of naval architect at Stena Teknik to working with sustainability at Stena AB. Her comprehensive technical background and interest in shipping made her the perfect candidate to answer questions in our series “How Does It Work?”. H...

Cruise host Sigurd

The inquisitive sailor Sigurd

2017-10-26 | Onboard | No comments

In addition to inspiring readers with accounts of exciting travel destinations, we also like to provide glimpses into our daily life here at Stena Line. In this piece, we interview one of our treasured team members, Sigurd, who works as a cruise host on board Stena Danica. In addition to his work on board, he…

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