Stormy weather damages Malta to Gozo water main

Gale-force winds and ferocious waves have hit the Malta to Gozo water main.

The Water Services Corporation confirmed that the stormy weather had damaged the underwater pipe halfway between Marfa and Comino.

A spokesman said: ‘Despite the damage, the corporation will ensure that until the necessary repairs are done, the water supply in Gozo will be guaranteed.’

It said work would start when the sea conditions improved.

Operations back to normal time schedule via Comino Route.

Publiée par Gozo Channel Operations Limited sur Mardi 12 novembre 2019

The strong winds and rough seas also led to the suspension of the Gozo ferry service on Tuesday, leaving hundreds of Gozitan workers stuck in Malta.

Many were forced to sleep in their cars although a number of hotels in Mellieha and St Paul’s Bay offered rooms to stranded passengers at discounted rates.

Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana was praised for listing a number of hotels offering special rates to Gozitans for the night.

Gozo MP Chris Said called for workers affected by the ferry stoppage to be given the day off.

Gozo Channel said the ferry service resumed operations on Wednesday morning, using the longer route behind Comino to shield the ships from the rough sea.

Take a look how these brave captions maneuver these ferries in these conditions 12/11/2019

Publiée par Manny Buhagiar sur Mardi 12 novembre 2019