Malta ferry gets nod for seabridge

The pro­pos­al for the lease of the Jean De La Valette (JDLV) as a tem­po­rary in­ter-is­land fer­ry to ease up the seabridge woes is al­ready be­fore Cab­i­net.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view with Guardian Me­dia last Fri­day, Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan said the new ves­sel, cur­rent­ly sched­uled to ar­rive by the end of May, will re­place the limp­ing T&T Ex­press, which Gov­ern­ment plans to sell, un­til two new fer­ries ar­rive in T&T next year. How­ev­er, he dis­missed sug­ges­tions this news was new, adding he had raised it in Par­lia­ment ‘about a month ago’.

Cancellations, fire & apparent sabotage - Here's a list of the seabridge issues so far in 2018

In the three months from the beginning of this year to now, the Port Authority has sent over 30 news releases to the media making announcements on issues relating to the inter-island ferry services.

These announcements ranged from the shutting down of vessels, scheduled repairs, apparent sabotage, delays, missed schedules, changes to sailing times, supplemental services and of course, cancellations.

While this problem started more than a year ago, we've compiled a list of some of 27 key media releases issued in just the last three months of 2018 alone.