January 3, 2019

Incat Tasmania has launched a 110m vehicle / passenger ferry from the shipyard at Derwent Park in Hobart Tasmania on 22 December 2018. The ship will commence sea trials in mid January prior to delivery to her new owner Virtu Ferries for service between Malta and Sicily.

Bearing the livery SAINT JOHN PAUL II the vessel is named in honour of the Pope who served from 1978 to 2005. It is the second Incat ship named in honour of a Pope; in 2013 Buquebus named their Incat 99m ship FRANCISCO in honour of Argentina-born Pope Francis.