SAINT JOHN PAUL II

Virtu Ferries – MARIA DOLORES at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo – 22.03.2022.

Two years after the largest catamaran operating in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world SAINT JOHN PAUL II entered Mgarr Harbour, Gozo last Monday 2nd March, 2020 it was the turn for the Austal built 68.4 metres long High Speed Craft MARIA DOLORES to enter Mgarr Harbour, preparations for the Pope Francis Apostolic Visit …

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Virtu Ferries – Spend your Public Holidays in Sicily – December 2021

During November/December 2021 Virtu Ferries announced a robust schedule and special fares for Easter and Summer 2022 operating with 2 High Speed Craft – JEAN DE LA VALETTE and SAINT JOHN PAUL II . Infact JEAN DE LA VALETTE did an engine refit worth Euro 8 million by the German Engine Manufacturers MTU. Sea Trials …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Fishing vessel with 400 souls ran aground while entering Pozzallo Port – 09.11.2021

On Tuesday 9th November, 2021 after 2100 hrs with Easterly Wind blowing 20 knots a wooden stern fishing trawler packed with 400 souls ran aground whilst entering Pozzallo Port scrambling all Law Enforcements units including commercial tugboats. Weather conditions were hampering the situation with the strong wind and sea very rough of which at one …

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Virtu Ferries – JEAN DE LA VALETTE joining SAINT JOHN PAUL II on Malta-Pozzallo Route from May 2021.

Due to social distance and safety measures of the Pandemic Disease COVID-19, lately the Austal built High Speed Craft JEAN DE LA VALETTE has joined the Incat built High Speed Craft SAINT JOHN PAUL II in Valletta – Pozzallo route. This service was started on Friday 14th May, 2021 when SAINT JOHN PAUL II left …

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Virtu Ferries – JEAN DE LA VALETTE to operate to Catania from March 2021 – 17.12.2020

Earlier this month an effective handshake between Virtu Ferries and the South East Sicily Chamber of Commerce was done to plan the restart of tourism and related businesses, starting from the activation of a high-speed transport service, able to connect Catania to Malta on a daily basis, returning to Catania. Malta which is already daily …

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Virtu Ferries – COVID-19 Restrictions from the Italian Government – November 2020

As from Friday 6th November, 2020 until further notice the Italian Government will temporarily place Sicily in the Orange Zone meaning that travelling between regions and cities is prohibited, unless motivated by proven work needs, needs , study or teaching in the presence. All Food & Beverage except canteens and catering are suspended. The National …

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Virtu Ferries – New rules set for Wednesday 1st July – 01.06.2020

Prime Minister Dr. Robert Abela yesterday Monday 1st June, 2020 revealed that both airport and ports due to COVID-19 restrictions will reopen so that means that Malta-Sicily run operated by Virtu Ferries will be done again. Health and safety of the passengers remain the utmost priority and soon over 20 new safety mandatory measures will …

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Virtu Ferries – Coronavirus Update – 30.03.2020

The 2019/20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). While Virtu Ferries Head Office, Front Office and Reservations are behind closed doors they are fully operational. The cargo voyages schedule remains unchanged, particularly for food stuff, perishables and medicines. Virtu is doing the very best to keep supply chain going …

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Virtu Ferries – SAINT JOHN PAUL II at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo – 02.03.2020

Virtu Ferries largest catamaran operating in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world SAINT JOHN PAUL II entered Mgarr Harbour, Gozo for the first time on Monday 2nd March, 2020. She berthed at Quay 2. Photos by Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos Team. Do not use these images without my permission. © All …

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