Watch: “Cruise ships polluting Valletta’s air” – Birdlife

A study by BirdLife Malta found that the air quality in Valletta is being adversely affected by cruise ships.

This exercise took place on the 23rd and 24th June at the arrival and departure of four cruise ships and a number of other smaller ships in the Valletta Harbour as part of the project ‘Together Against Air Pollution From Ships’.

As part of the exercise several air samples were taken from the passenger terminal opposite the cruise ship in Isla, which claimed to show high concentration of particles of very fine dust when incoming and outgoing ships use the port, and even when they are linked to the pier.

In a statement, BirdLife explained that during the summer months, when the Harbour can tie a maximum of seven passenger ships at once, ships continue to contribute to the already high levels’ of emissions in Malta”.