Stena Line to sound its horns to support seafarers on 1 May

Apr 30, 2020

At noon on 1 May all Stena Line vessels will sound their horns to show support for seafarers around the world. More than 1.6 million men and women are keyworkers in keeping vital supply lines open between countries during the pandemic COVID-19.

“Stena Line plays an important part in the European logistic network and onboard our ferries our customers transport vital goods such as medicines and supplies for healthcare, as well as fresh food for supermarket shelves. Therefore, we want to highlight the important work undertaken by our key worker seafarers, our colleagues onboard our vessels, in these challenging times”, says Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability , Brand & Communication at Stena Line Group.

Stena Line is currently operating 30 ferries on 18 routes across Europe, supporting societies and keeping vital supply lines open 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the pandemic.

Attached sound file of Stena Estrid horn.

Image by Stena Line

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 19 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 16 000 employees and an annual turnover of around 37 billion SEK. More information on

Stena Line, press release