UPDATED/10,000 cubic metres of gas coming in tomorrow/Prime Minister’s office to fly drone over it for propaganda film

Published: January 9, 2017 at 9:32pm

UPDATED AT 11PM: Berthing in Marsaxlokk bay, originally scheduled for 8am tomorrow, has been postponed to Wednesday morning.

Ten thousand cubic metres of liquefied natural gas will arrive in Marsaxlokk bay tomorrow at 8am (see update above) on the MV Galea. This will be used to commission Electrogas Malta Ltd’s power station by cooling the floating storage unit’s tanks to the required temperature for the start of operations.

The MV Galea arrived in Maltese waters today, but has been diverted to anchorage area 3 East, where it will remain overnight. The Office of the Prime Minister has requested permission from the maritime authorities to “fly a drone for filming purposes” as the MV Galea berths in Marsaxlokk. This will be used for a government propaganda video for the upcoming general election.




  • Major Tom

    Will Janice be in control of the operation?

  • M.

    If the area is officially a “no fly” zone (which it is, within a 3-mile radius of the tanker), then that would include drones, and it would not be the Malta Maritime Authority that would be the competent authority responsible for issuing any permit required for the drone.