Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana said that the fourth Gozo Channel ferry is faster, and in fact it is capable of crossing the Malta-Gozo channel in less than half the time which the other ferries are capable of. She rejected that it is noisy.
When replying to a supplementary question put forward by MP Herman Schiavone, the Minister said that the trip takes 12 minutes, to the contrary of 30 minutes which the other ferries take to cross the channel. She highlighted that the number of trips between both islands have increased thanks to this ferry, and in fact 16 more trips are being conducted every day.
She said that last weekend, there were no queues, neither at Cirkewwa nor at Mgarr in Gozo.
Schiavone asks whether it is true that this ferry is not being utilised during the night because of the noise it creates. The Minister denied that it is noisy.