Virtu Ferries – High Speed Craft GOZO EXPRESS arrival – 11.04.2022

On Monday 11th April, 2022 the Incat Crowther 42 High Speed Craft GOZO EXPRESS arrived at Grand Harbour, Malta as a deck cargo aboard the 2014 built mpp vessel EEMSLIFT DAFNE after she passed the Suez Canal on Thursday 7th April.

GOZO EXPRESS arrived as EXCELLENCE OF MAJESTIC homeported at Singapore (SGP) with 42.2 metres long, 10 metres beam and 3.40 metres draught with aluminium hull and superstructure.

She has 324 passenger capacity with 8 crew powered by 4 MTU 12V2000 M72 diesel engines with 4 Kamewa 56 A3 waterjets giving a maximum speed of 36 knots. Once she was lifted from the deck to the sea she was berthed at DWQ 2..

On Tuesday 12th April she was renamed as GOZO EXPRESS whilst berthed at DWQ 2.

On Tuesday 19th April she shifted from DWQ 2 to DWQ 5 at 1203 hrs and an hour later she shifted once again to make berthing space for the High Speed Craft SAINT JOHN PAUL II to disembark passengers and vehicles.

Later on at 1827 hrs she left Valletta bound to Mgarr on her maiden call to the Gozitan harbour.

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Published – Wednesday 20th April, 2022