Malta’s Civil Protection & AFM Recover 80 Bodies from Storm Daniel Aftermath in Libya

 - Local - Sep 17 2023 SHARE ON:

In a poignant and humanitarian effort, Civil Protection Malta and the Armed Forces of Malta have undertaken intensive search and recovery operations in Libya, retrieving the bodies of 80 individuals from both land and sea.

This collaborative effort reflects the commitment of Maltese officials to provide assistance and support in the wake of the devastating aftermath of Storm Daniel in the region.

The operation involved meticulous search efforts along the Libyan coast where, apart from the arduous task of recovering the deceased, there was a critical moment when a Libyan rescue swimmer required urgent medical assistance. The incident occurred approximately 10 nautical miles away from Derna, where a rescue swimmer lost consciousness and required immediate assistance.

Further updates can be followed on the Sigurtà, Civil Protection Malta and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) page. A recent AFM update showed that on Saturday, the CPD and AFM team aboard Malta’s P61 was returning to the island following the intense operation.


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Shaun Farrugia Sings Alongside Martin Garrix at Iconic Las Vegas Nightclub

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Local sensation Shaun Farrugia had a career-defining moment as he took the stage alongside electronic music superstar Martin Garrix at one of Las Vegas’ most iconic clubs, ‘Omnia.’ The duo wowed the crowd with a performance of Farrugia’s hit song ‘Starlight,’ creating an unforgettable night for clubbers and fans from around the world.

In a recent Instagram reel, Farrugia expressed his gratitude for the incredible experience, highlighting how nights like those remind him of life’s blessings. He shared his profound appreciation for the opportunity to collaborate with Martin Garrix and perform in a venue as renowned as Omnia. It’s evident that this memorable night left a mark on Farrugia, and his infectious smile and enthusiasm resonated with fans in Malta and across the world who can’t wait for his next big move.

The performance at ‘Omnia’ not only showcased Farrugia’s rising star power but also emphasised his ability to connect with a global audience, making him a talent to watch in the music industry.

Kudos Shaun!


Blooms of Fried Egg Jellyfish Spotted Along West Coast of Malta

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Yesterday, an astonishing sight unfolded along the western coast of Malta and Gozo, as a crowd of Fried Egg Jellyfish was spotted in Zurrieq and Xlendi respectively.

The Fried Egg Jellyfish, AKA Phacellophora camtschatica, has a distinctive saucer-like shape and translucent appearance created a remarkable spectacle against the backdrop of the Mediterranean waters.

In a recent post on the ‘Jellyfish in Malta’ Facebook group, local marine biologist Alan Deidun emphasised the harmlessness of these jellyfish species and urged the public not to persecute them. This message came as part of the ongoing ‘spot the jellyfish’ citizen science campaign, which encourages individuals to report jellyfish sightings to aid in the understanding of their behaviour and distribution in Maltese waters.

The marine biologist extended gratitude to Edmond Schembri and Michael Zammit for their timely alerts, highlighting the importance of community involvement in preserving and studying these fascinating marine creatures.

As more people become aware of the peaceful nature of these jellyfish and engage in responsible observation, it not only enhances our understanding of marine ecosystems but also promotes a harmonious coexistence between humans and the sea.

Did you spot any jellyfish this summer?


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Christina Aguilera Shines at Malta’s EuroPride 2023 Valletta Concert

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Christina Aguilera Shines at Malta's EuroPride 2023 Valletta Concert

Yesterday evening, pop icon Christina Aguilera finally took centre stage at Malta’s EuroPride 2023 Valletta concert, rocking a crowd of local and international fans. The event had already seen stellar performances from a lineup that included Queenz, Katerina Stikoudi, Emma Muscat, The Travellers, and Ira Losco, along with local DJs who kept the energy high throughout the night.

Known for her powerful vocals and electric stage presence, Aguilera treated the audience to a spectacular performance spanning her illustrious career. Hits like “Genie in a Bottle,” “Dirrty,” “Fighter,” and “Beautiful” had the crowd singing, dancing, and celebrating together. Her unwavering support for the LGBTQIA+ community resonated deeply with the audience, creating a unifying experience.

One poignant moment of the evening was Aguilera’s emotional rendition of “Beautiful,” a song promoting self-acceptance and empowerment. The concert wasn’t just about music; it was a celebration of diversity, inclusion, and the ability of music to bring people together.

Christina Aguilera’s performance at EuroPride 2023 Valletta demonstrated the incredible power of music to touch hearts and unite people from all walks of life. Her finale left the EuroPride crowd with lasting memories and a renewed commitment to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, showcasing why she remains an icon in both music and the hearts of those who value love and acceptance.


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