I see that The Malta Independent is reporting that the Gozo Minister has stated that the "forth vessel is here to stay" and until a new call for tenders is issued, the MV Nikolaus “will continue to operate”. All good news and helps reduce waiting time at the ports.
isle of mtv Malta 2019 on the 9th July at Floriana visitmalta.com/en/event-details/2019-7/isle-of-mtv-malta-2019-12574for next Tuesday 9th Julyskylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/malta/malta/floriana/floriana-granaries.html
So the temp. ferry is now in survice (Has dark blue slips for the anchors)
The new ( temporary ) ferry has arrived The Nikolaos ...and now there are fou
The Times of Malta is reporting that the Gozo Ferry Company have concluded a deal to lease an additional RO-RO ferry. This will bring the totasl number to 4, and is expected to be in service.It is also reported, Gozo Channel sources confirmed that a lease agreement has been finalised and the ship is expected to leave a Greek port in the coming days to join the company’s fleet “at least for this summer”
Carmen, it looks like someone has listened to you cause this cam is the cleanest I've seen it in months !
Why are most of the web cams such poor quality now?
Looks like there was difficulty getting the ferry door closed on the 00:20 departure. Crane had to be brought in to help and ferry left at 01:30. Important thing is everyone's safety.
Always enjoy seeing the little yellow vehicle taking boxes off and on the ferry !
Hi Martyñ Forster Someone else had a similar concern a few weeks ago but as far as I'm aware on this type of ferry the ramp makes the watertight seal not the bow/stern visor. If you watch closely as the ramp folds the last movement it makes pulls it tightly against the bulkhead providing the seal before the ferry moves away.
Sadly, it is as though Zebrugge never happened and operators still open doors early before docking and lose doors fully after leaving port. I presume it is just to save time?
Can anyone at Skyline tell us if and when the camera in the Town Square and also the other Senglea camera will be reinstated. Thank you
Skyline Webcams: Helping the ferries become safer places :)
Thank you Kevin. I feel assured for the passengers now.
Hi jenni money, I meant to reply to your post last week but events overtook me. As far as I'm aware on this type of ferry the ramp makes the watertight seal not the bo visor. If you watch closely as the ramp folds the last movement closes it tightly against the bulkhead providing the seal, having said that I've just watched Ta Pinu close its visor before moving off so maybe someone in authority read about your concerns.
Again, watching the ferry leave this morning, I was concerned to see the stern door left to close until the ferry had left the docking area and was heading towards Gozo. Why do the6 leave it so late to close. Surely this is not safe.