Gozo Channel

Yachting – 2017 built 110.01m yacht KAOS at Malta – September 2022

The largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands , KAOS was spotted in the Maltese Territorial Waters during the first days of September, 2022. She was built in 2017 to the Passenger Yacht Code standard, which added extra layers of requirements and complexity.  She was built for Sheikh …

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Virtu Ferries – MARIA DOLORES with His Holiness Pope Francis – 02.04.2022

On Saturday 2nd April, 2022 His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic visit to Malta crossed to the sister island of Gozo by the High Speed Craft MARIA DOLORES. After leaving the Apostolic Nunciature, Rabat , Malta the entourage proceeded to DWQ 5 to board the Virtu Ferries High Speed Craft MARIA DOLORES to cross …

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State Visit – Pope Francis at Gozo – 02.04.2022

Malta welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic visit to the country from Saturday 2nd April to Sunday 3rd April of which on Saturday 2nd April he visited the sister island of Gozo. The island of Gozo was wearing Holy Week dress and Vatican City Flags mounted on road roundabouts, balconies, roof flagpoles etc …

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Local Shipping – Gozo Channel catamaran VICTORIA EXPRESS

The Gozo Channel Company Limited, commonly known as Gozo Channel Line or the Gozo ferry is a Maltese company founded in 1979 that operates ferry services between the islands of Malta and Gozo using ropax ships with crossings happening throughout the day all year round including weekends, public holidays, and night services. In 1988 Gozo Channel started operating a new faster service by means of a hovermarine …

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Casualties – XLENDI – 09.04.1992

28 Years ago on Thursday 9th April, 1992 the Gozo Channel Line ferry XLENDI ran aground at Cominotto while crossing from Cirkewwa to Mgarr. The incident happened around 2130 hrs of which at that time XLENDI was the latest to join the fleet of the Gozo Channel Line and she sustained considerable damage when she …

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Ferry News – Gozo Channel Schedule Change from 23 rd March – 18.03.2020

Gozo Channel would like to inform the general public that as from next Monday 23rd March 2020 it will be operating the following timetable – The Gozo Channel Company Limited, commonly known as Gozo Channel Line was founded in 1979 that operates ferry services between the islands of Malta and Gozo with 4 ropax ( including 1 chartered). Crossings happen throughout the day …

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Ferry News – Busy Schedule For Gozo Channel during Festive Season 2019

During the low season many people with all sort of vehicles decided to cross over to Gozo during the Festive Season 2019 and found a long queue of vehicles waiting to board the ferry. At times a ropax had to wait for the other one like last Monday 30th December when MALITA had to wait …

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Local Shipping – XLENDI

One of the ferries that use to be run by Gozo Channel Line was the 1955 built XLENDI. Built in 1955 originally a Danish passenger/car/train ferry HELSINGØR as Yard no 321 at Helsingør Skibs. & Msk. in Helsingør, Danmark she was 80 meters long and a beam of 12 meters with 1,123 GRT trading until …

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Casualties – Ropax MALITA allided with Mgarr Quay – 25.11.2019

The 2002 built Gozo Channel ropax MALITA sustained damages after allision with Imgarr Terminal Quay due to strong wind hitting the Maltese Islands leaving only two ships in operation. According to Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana who was replying to a parliamentary question by PN MP Chris Said, said that nobody was injured in the incident, …

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Ro/Ro Ships at Valletta, Malta – Week 35 of 2018.

Monday 27th August, 2018. From 0016 to 0432 hrsthe 1995 built ITA flag ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA was at Valletta berthed at Laboratory Wharf.  Both her last port of call and next port of call were Catania, Sicily. Vessel was represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd (www.sullivanmaritime.com) From 0439 to 1148 hrs the 1999 built PRT flag Tirrenia/Moby Cargo chartered ro/ro …

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