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Steam Packet gets worldwide exposure

The Tasmanian Government is taking the opportunity for a bit of free advertising on the other side of the world by displaying images of their country on the Steam Packet's new fast craft.

The Incat vessel has had some minor work carried out in Tasmania where she was built before sailing to the UK for a full re-fit.

Tasmanian Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, Paula Wriedt, says the pictures presented to the master and crew of the vessel will feature as part of the re-fit by the Steam Packet before she comes into service on the Douglas to Liverpool route next year.

She believes placing the pictures on the ship will be a 'wonderful opportunity to promote Tasmania as a tourist destination' as like the Isle of Man it's a beautiful place with a rich history and heritage.

Ms Wriedt hopes the thousands of people who see the pictures on the ship each year will be inspired to go and visit their own Island state.

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