The longest serving fast-craft on the Irish Sea, JONATHAN SWIFT, left Dublin for the last time earlier today renamed CECILIA PAYNE. She is replaced by the slightly larger Austal AutoExpress DUBLIN SWIFT (ex WESTPAC EXPRESS) which was recently converted from military use over a 3-month period at Harland & Wolff.
Irish Ferries Visentini RoPax EPSILON is due to dry dock at Harland and Wolff, Belfast with arrival on Monday evening, 5th Feb. She will join fellow Irish Ferries vessel WESTPAC EXPRESS at Harland & Wolff, which is currently undergoing refurbishment and conversion at the yard.
Irish Continental Group have announced the sale of the Dublin - Holyhead Austal catamaran JONATHAN SWIFT to Balearia Eurolineas Maritimas S.A (Balearia) for €15.5m. She will be replaced by the larger WESTPAC EXPRESS which is currently undergoing refurbishment in Belfast.
As revealed earlier in the week on the NI Ferry (and shipping) Enthusiasts Facebook group (and the sister Ferries! Facebook group), the former US Navy Austal built catamaran WESTPAC EXPRESS is due to arrive at Harland and Wolff on Monday.