The MV Lifeline case has been put back once again. The new appointment of 2nd October was announced in a Court decree as the court is still awaiting reply from the Dutch authorities. Magistrate Joe Mifsud explained that all parties had been informed.
This delay is due to the Court still awaiting a reply to the query that had been sent to The Netherlands. In the previous sitting, all parties had agreed to continue with the case only once the reply was received by the Maltese courts. Meanwhile, the captain of the vessel Claus Peter Reisch has been granted permission to stay in Germany under the agreed conditions and only return to Malta when a hearing is scheduled.