Stormy weather shuts nearly all of Malta’s beaches

Malta’s emergency services have urged swimmers to stay away from the sea during this week’s stormy weather. Strong winds have whipped up the waves in Marsalforn Bay, Ramla Bay, Mellieha Bay, St Paul’s Bay, Sliema, Valletta and Marsascala. Dozens of yachts and small boats were wrecked in Xemxija Bay after they were smashed into rocks […]

Storm turns Xemxija Bay into ‘Malta’s boat graveyard’

More than 30 boats anchored in Maltese waters have been smashed by strong winds battering Malta and Gozo. Several yachts sank under the waves as the blustery conditions whipped up the sea off St Paul’s Bay. Owners and insurance companies are assessing the damage, which could run into hundreds of thousands of euros. The winds […]