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Norman Arrow seacat arrives in Dover.

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Watch the catamaran
arrive in Dover

The wave-piercing catamaran which
will operate between Dover and Boulogne has arrived in Dover.

The Norman Arrow, the largest fast
craft ever to operate on the Channel, sailed into the port on
Tuesday evening and berthed alongside the Prince of Wales Pier at
the end of its epic 11,726-mile journey from the other side of the

The 112-metre catamaran was built in
Hobart, Tasmania, and sailed via the Seychelles, Suez Canal and

Norman Arrow can carry up to 1,200
passengers, 417 cars or combination of up to 30 freight vehicles
and 195 cars. Crossing time will be just one hour.

It is due to start a full schedule
from Saturday June 6, operating four return sailings a day.

Read more on this story - including
how the crew avoided pirates - at www.eastkentmercury.co.uk

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