A man has died after finding himself in difficulty in the seas around Comino on Sunday afternoon, the police confirmed to Newsbook.com.mt
The operators had requested the board to review the contract and called for it to be annulled. Last month, a court had turned down a request to suspend the granting of the contract, which gives the operator exclusive rights to provide a scheduled ferry service from Malta and Gozo to Comino.
Licensed boat operators whose livelihood seems threatened by a recent move to privatise the Malta-Comino ferry system have sought refuge in a representative organisation.
A number of boat operators who operate non-scheduled charters and pre-booked trips around Malta and Comino had filed a request for the issuing of a warrant of prohibitory injunction over the Comino ferry service. The warrant has been issued pending the first hearing of the case.
Small ferry operators provide a commute to Comino are up in arms. Government has given this concession to one company for a period of 15 years.
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