Travel Departures: Take the cat

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The Independent Travel
TWO NEW ferry services could be of interest to seafarers venturing beyond the Channel. A daily catamaran link between the Maltese capital Valletta and Pozzallo in Sicily cuts the journey time to 90 minutes. Ferries do not begin serving the second route for 11 months, but you would need almost that long to reach one or other of the ports: Russia and Japan have just agreed to launch a regular link between Sakhalin island in the Russian Far East and the Japanese island of Hokkaido.