DUBLIN SWIFT (the former WESTPAC EXPRESS) left Belfast yesterday afternoon (13/04/18) for Dublin. This follows the completion of a 3-month long refit and conversion of the former military vessel to civilian use at Harland & Wolff. NIFS understand that after berthing trials, sea trials, and crew training/familiarisation she will enter service between Dublin and Holyhead before the end of the month. DUBLIN SWIFT will replace the existing smaller fast-craft JONATHAN SWIFT which will be sold to Balearia for further service as CECILIA PAYNE.
Title image: Dublin Swift leaves Harland & Wolff’s ship repair quay following completion of her conversion to civilian use, 13/04/18. Copyright © Scott Mackey