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RE: THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

RE: M/V ‘JEAN DE LA VALETTE’ THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2018
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Kindly note that due to unfavorable weather conditions on Thursday 15th February we shall be operating as follows:

VR100 Dep. Mla 13.00 hrs Arr Pozz 14.45 (amended)
VR101  Dep. Pozz 20.30      Arr. Mla  22.15hrs (scheduled)

RE: WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Kindly note that on Wednesday 14th February voyages VR110 and VR101 are cancelled due to bad weather, therefore now operating as follows:

VR100  Dep. Mla   06:30 hrs          Arr. Pozz 08:15 hrs (scheduled)

VR111  Dep. Pozz 09:15 hrs          Arr. Mla  11:00 hrs (scheduled)

RE: TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2018

Monday, February 12th, 2018

 

Kindly note that on Tuesday 13th February voyages VR110 and VR101 are cancelled due to bad weather, therefore now operating as follows:

 

VR100  Dep. Mla   04.00 hrs      Arr. Pozz 05.45 hrs (amended)

VR111  Dep. Pozz 07:00 hrs      Arr. Mla  08:45 hrs (amended)

 

RE: SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2018

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

 

Kindly note that due to unfavourable sea weather conditions this evening we shall be operating as follows:

21:00 hrs coach transfers will be organised from Catania Port to Pozzallo Port (amended)

VF801 Dep. Pozz 01:00 hrs n.d. Arr. Mla 02:45 hrs (amended)

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

PRESS RELEASE – FROM THE DRAWING BOARD TO THE INCAT SHIPYARD

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Hull 089, the new 110 meter RoPax ferry on order from Virtu Ferries is taking shape at the INCAT shipbuilding yard in Derwent, Tasmania. The Wavepiercing Catamaran will carry 900 passengers and 23 heavy commercial trailers, equivalent to 490 truck lane meters or 167 private vehicles.

The vessel will be named after Saint John Paul II. Virtu Ferries had the honour and pleasure of welcoming HH Pope John Paul II, on board ACC San Frangisk, on that momentous return voyage between Grand Harbour, Valletta, St Paul’s Islands and Gozo on 27th May 1990. His Holiness’ re-entry into Grand Harbour, surrounded by hundreds of people in a fleet of boats, including many in a traditional Maltese dghajsa or luzzu, lingers in the Island’s collective memory.

At 1000 tons deadweight Saint John Paul II will be the largest RoPax Catamaran operating in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world. The vessel is being built in accordance with the EU Maritime Green Policy, which seeks to promote an innovative, competitive and environmentally-friendly maritime industry. Shipbuilders INCAT are world leaders in the field.

The standard, well-tried, INCAT Wavepiercer Hull design was modified after extensive hydrodynamic model trials in the state-of-the-art UK Ministry of Defence Ocean Basin Research Facility in Gosport Hampshire, headed by Seaspeed Marine Consulting Limited UK.  This is the first time such research model testing has been carried out on high speed vessels of this tonnage. A world first for the Maltese maritime industry.

The Saint John Paul II will join the Jean De La Valette on the Malta-Sicily route to, in practical ever-day terms, bring Malta closer to Europe. At a cruising speed of 38 knots (70.4 km per hour) the Saint John Paul II will make the crossing in approximately 90 minutes.

Virtu have been operating a scheduled high speed ferry service between Malta and Sicily since 1988 and commissioned the Saint John Paul II specifically for the Malta Channel route. Passengers can look forward to travelling to our closest neighbour, Sicily, in six luxury lounges, with a design based on twenty eight years of surveyed passenger feedback. The Club Class lounge is on the Bridge Deck. The five other lounges are on the Main Deck, one forward and aft, another two amidships on the port and starboard sides, and a designated Truckers lounge with additional facilities, after a hard day’s work.  Outside seating is provided on both passenger decks.

Like all Virtu vessels, including those operating between Venice and Adriatic ports and Spain and Morocco, the Saint John Paul II will fly the Malta Flag.

RE: YEARLY MAINTENANCE 22ND – 26TH JANUARY 2018

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

RE:  M/V ‘JEAN DE LA VALETTE’

==  YEARLY MAINTENANCE 22ND – 26TH JANUARY 2018

 Please note that M/V ‘Jean De La Valette’ will be out of service between the 22nd January and the 26th January 2018 (both dates inclusive).  Last trip :  Sunday 21st January.  We shall resume our services on Saturday 27th January. 

Thanks and regards, 

Virtu Ferries. 

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