Gozo Channel switches to its winter timetable

You know Christmas is coming when Gozo Channel switches to its winter timetable. The ferry operator’s new schedule for the ‘low season’ started on Tuesday. It said ferries will run at 30-minute intervals during the morning rush and then every 45 minutes across the day. Extra services will operate on Fridays at 11.35am from Mgarr […]

WATCH: Gozo Channel suspends ferry due to bad weather

Gozo Channel has suspended all ferry services between Malta and Gozo until further notice as gale-force winds batter the Maltese Islands. The ferry operator said that its team had managed to keep services running throughout the night and Tuesday morning despite the stormy weather. Dramatic footage posted on Facebook by Gozo MP Chris Said showed […]

‘Hero’ captain saves Gozo Channel passenger’s life

The captain of a Gozo Channel ferry has been hailed a hero after saving a passenger’s life. He rushed to give first aid to a driver who suddenly lost consciousness at the Cirkewwa ferry terminal. The 70-year-old man was then rushed to hospital suffering from a suspected heart attack. Police said the alarm was raised […]

Swimmers rescue ‘drowning’ tourist off Maltese coast

A tourist has been rushed to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Malta. The French holidaymaker, 83, was trying to cool off from the 32°C heat when she was spotted in distress at a bay near Cirkewwa. She was rescued by fellow swimmers who called the emergency services. Police told 89.7 Bay they […]

Tragedy as man drowns in the sea at Cirkewwa

An investigation has been launched after a pensioner tragically drowned off the Maltese coast. Saviour Grima, 71, from Birkirkara reportedly fell into the sea while he was fishing near the Gozo ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. He was rescued from the water and taken up to dry land where an emergency medical team tried to revive […]

WATCH: Drama as bus erupts into flames at Cirkewwa

An investigation has been launched after bus caught fire at Cirkewwa. Smoke was seen billowing from the vehicle as it sat outside the Gozo ferry terminal on Monday morning. Footage showed a man using what appeared to be a fire extinguisher attempting to put out flames at the back of the vehicle as others looked […]

Gozo ferries ‘running on time’ despite strike action

Gozo Channel has told 89.7 Bay ferry services between Malta and Gozo have returned to normal despite strike action. Harbour workers employed by a sub-contractor at the Mgarr ferry terminal walked out on Monday morning, disrupting crossings between the islands. The employees walked out in a dispute over pay at 6am, forcing Gozo Channel to cancel […]

Extra buses start running on Malta’s busiest routes

Extra buses have started running on Malta’s busiest routes this summer. Malta Public Transport has told 89.7 Bay it has increased the number of buses on the most popular routes. Buses will run every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes between 9am and 12pm and between 4.30pm and 7.30pm daily on routes 41 and […]

Tragedy as scuba diver dies off Maltese coast

Police have launched an investigation after a British tourist died at one of Malta’s most popular diving spots. The man, 50, died after getting into difficulties while diving in Ċirkewwa. He was underwater with a scuba diving group when he reportedly found himself in trouble. The diver was given emergency first aid but unfortunately passed […]

New record as more of us than ever visit Gozo

Record numbers of us are visiting Gozo, according to new figures. A total of 1,415,326 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo between April and June. That’s an increase of 7.3 per cent compared to same time a year ago. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said the highest number of passengers was recorded in April […]