Oil Spill Response

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Stakeholders Discuss Training Needs to Address Oil Spill Response Capability for the Protection of Malta’s Seas

Transport Malta has joined forces with the Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) to implement a project called “‘Oil/HNS Spill Response Capacity Building for the Protection of Malta’s Seas”. The project, costing €613,881, is being co-funded (85%) by the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants (Programme Area 7 – Adaption to Climate Change). The project aims to address oil and HNS spill response training and revise the current version of the National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan to incorporate a section on offshore drilling risks.

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On Friday, as part of the project, Transport Malta together with Gorton Consultancy Ltd organized a half day workshop to discuss the various aspects of the project with the government stakeholders and relevant NGOs and presented the oil/HNS pollution response training programme as indentified by the Consultants.

This project is a continuation to the 2004-09 project “Setting up of an Oil Spill Response Capability for the Protection of Malta’s Seas.”  One of the proposals of the 2004-09 project was that Malta needs to identify and train appropriate personnel and suggested to further study the risks emanating from offshore oil drilling operations. These measures are now being implemented through this new project aimed at further strengthening Malta’s capacity to respond to oil/HNS spills. The Offshore oil drilling risks studies were completed last April and were presented to all stakeholders by Dr. Saviour Scerri.

Over the past years Transport Malta has invested heavily in training and equipment that will enable the Authority to meet their challenges and responsibilities in monitoring local waters.

Mellieħa Nights

Mellieħa Nights

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The Mellieha Local Council is organising Mellieha Nights  between Thursday, 30th July and Sunday, 2nd August 2015. 

Triq il-Kbira, Triq Gorg Borg Olivier and Triq il-Marfa will be closed from 5.00p.m. till 01.00a.m on Saturday, 1st and Sunday, 2nd August.  Access will be available for residents and emergency services.

Vehicles coming from Cirkewwa will be diverted to Triq Lewis Wettinger and Dawret il-Mellieha. Traffic coming from Xemxija will follow the same route in the opposite direction.  Public Transport will use the same diversions.

Cycling event in Żebbuġ

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Cycling event organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club

Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club in collaboration with the Malta Cycling Federation will be organizing a cycling event on Sunday 26 July 2015 in Triq L-Imdina Ħaż Żebbuġ.

Triq L-Imdina, from the roundabout near St. Dorothy’s School to the roundabout near it-Telgħa tas-Saqqajja, will be closed to vehicular traffic between 07:00hrs and 10:00hrs.

Vehicular traffic proceeding from Ħal Qormi to Rabat will be diverted onto Triq Ħ’Attard to Triq L-Imdina. Vehicular traffic proceeding from Rabat or Mosta to Ħaż-Żebbuġ will be diverted onto Triq L-Imdina Ħ’Attard to reach Triq Ħ’Attard.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

Fireworks display in Balluta

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Fireworks displays will be let off from a barge moored in the middle of Balluta Bay in St. Julians between the 24th July 2015 and 26th July 2015. Mariners having vessels moored in the middle of Balluta Bay are to remove them immediately.

Mariners are not to enter Balluta Bay during the displays on the mentioned dates.

Successful blood donation drive at Transport Malta

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This morning, the blood donation mobile unit was at Transport Malta\'s buildings in Marsa.

 

Transport Malta\’s Social Activities Committee organised the blood donation drive following recent calls for blood donation. Over 50 Transport Malta employees participated in the event. A big number of those that participated were first timers.  Most expressed satisfaction at being able to help out, especially during a time when the national blood bank is in shortage.

Transport Malta thanks all those that participated and encourages more people to donate.

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Road Race in Imtarfa

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Road Race in L-Imtarfa bypass organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club

Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club in collaboration with the Malta Amateur Athletic Association will be organising a 5km road race in L-Imtarfa bypass today 21 July.  L-Imtarfa bypass will be closed between 18:30hrs and 20:30hrs.

All vehicular traffic coming from Rabat, will be diverted onto Triq il-Palma to Triq L-Imtarfa and L-Imtarfa centre. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq il-Kavallier Bonello will be diverted onto Triq San David to Triq L-Imtarfa and L-Imtarfa centre.

Access to and from L-Imtarfa will not be obstructed.

Feast in Paola

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Feast Celebration in Paola

Pjazza de Paule in Paola will be closed to vehicular traffic due to the celebration of the feast of Kristu Re, as follows:

  • Monday 20th July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Tuesday 21st July from 17:00hrs onwards
  • Wednesday 22nd July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Thursday 23rd July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Friday 24th July from 20:00hrs onwards
  • Saturday 25th July from 15:00hrs onwards
  • Sunday 26th July from 10:00hrs onwards

Any inconvenience is regretted.

St. Joseph Feast in Imsida

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Feast of St. Joseph in Imsida

Feast of St. Joseph in Imsida

Imsida is celebrating the feast of St. Joseph.  The following roads will be closed at these times.

Friday 17th July 2015:

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park to Xatt tal-Imsida, between 22:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicles will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or onto St. Venera tunnels.

Ix-Xatt tal-Imsida, from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to Triq D’Argens, between 22:00hrs and 01:30hrs. Vehicles coming from Ta’ Xbiex will be diverted onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli towards the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park.

Saturday 18th July 2015:

Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex,from Triq Abate Rigord to Parish church, between 18:00hrs and 01:30hrs.

Triq Abate Rigord, from Triq Prinċipessa Margerita to Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex, between 18:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicles coming from il-Gżira will be diverted onto Triq Abate Rigord near il-Ġnien tal-Kunsill tal-Ewropa in il-Gzira and to Triq il-Ġnien towards il-Gżira.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park to Xatt tal-Imsida between 20:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicles will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or St. Venera tunnels.

Ix-Xatt tal-Imsida, from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to Triq D’Argens, between 20:00hrs and 01:30hrs. Vehicular traffic coming from Ta’ Xbiex will be diverted onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli towards the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park.

Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida, direction from Birkirkara, from 20:00hrs onwards. Vehicluar traffic coming from Triq Mannarino Birkirkara will be diverted onto Triq Psaila. Traffic proceeding from side roads to Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida will be directed to Birkirkara.

Triq Reġjonali, between St. Venera tunnels and the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate park, will be closed to traffic between 21:30hrs and 23:30hrs. All vehicular traffic coming from St. Venera tunnels will be diverted onto Triq Psaila. No vehicles will be allowed from Triq Psaila to Triq Reġjonali. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, near il-Pixxina Nazzjonali, will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm towards L-Iklin.

Sunday 19th July 2015:

Triq il-Marina between 10:30hrs and 12:00hrs. Vehicular traffic coming from Floriana will be diverted onto Triq il-Qrejten to Ħamrun.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from L-Imsida Skate Park roundabout to Xatt tal-Imsida between 11:00hrs and 16:00hrs.  All vehicular traffic will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or St. Venera tunnels.

Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex, from Triq Abate Rigord to Parish church, between 18:00hrs and 01:00hrs.

Triq Abate Rigord, from Triq Prinċipessa Margerita to Xatt ta’ Tax-Xbiex, between 18:00hrs and 01:00hrs.  All vehicular traffic coming from il-Gżira will be diverted onto Triq Abate Rigord near il-Ġnien tal-Kunsill tal-Ewropa in il-Gżira and to Triq il-Ġnien towards il-Gżira.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, direction from the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate Park to Xatt tal-Imsida, between 20:00hrs and 01:30hrs. All vehicular traffic will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm or  St. Venera tunnels (until 19:00).

Triq Reġjonali, between St. Venera tunnels and the roundabout near L-Imsida Skate park, will be closed to traffic as from 19:00hrs onwards. All vehicular traffic coming from St. Venera tunnels will be diverted onto Triq Psaila. Vehicles will not be allowed from Triq Psaila to Triq Reġjonali. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, near il-Pixxina Nazzjonali, will be diverted onto Triq Dun Karm towards L-Iklin.

Triq il-Marina as from 20:00 onwards. Vehicular traffic coming from Floriana will be diverted to Tal-Pieta’.

Feast in Qormi

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Feast Celebration in Qormi

The Park & Ride in Marsa and Triq l-Iljun Ħal-Qormi will be closed to  traffic for safety reasons due to fireworks for the celebration of the feast of St. Sebastian.

Triq l-Iljun Ħal Qormi will be closed from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July, except Tuesday 14 July, from 20:00hrs onwards

Marsa Park & Ride and Triq l-Iljun Ħal Qormi will be closed on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July from 17:00hrs onwards.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

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President\’s Cruise for Solidarity

The Office of the President organised the \’Cruise for Solidarity’ in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund this morning.

More than 200 boats gathered in Valletta Grand Harbour at 10:30. The flotilla proceeded to St Paul\’s Bay.

Transport Malta supported the event and helped the organisers throughout.

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