Trouble with bow ramp
The "Malita", after reaching Mgarr, Malta, had issues with its bow door on June 5, 2019, at 7.30 p.m. The master couldn't deploy the front ramp and hence he turned the vessel around to try the rear ramp. It gave in after around 20 minutes. Another ferry, the "Gaudos", took over the ferry service. The "Malita" resumed the service to Cirkewwa on June 6 at 5.20 a.m.
Ramp snapped off ferry
The "Malita" was once again out of commission as its ramp snapped off from the vessel at Ċirkewwa while the vessel was loading vehicles for the 9.45 p.m. trip on April 20, 2019. Passengers that were already on board had to disembark and wait for a replacement. The "Malita" had to keep its engines on for a further three hours beging still berthed at Ċirkewwa due to the high waves. The scheduled sailing at 9.45 p.m. was cancelled with the next trip setting sail at 11.15 p.m., a quarter of an hour behind schedule because another vessel had to sail from Mġarr, Gozo, to replace the "Malita" which was sent to Gozo Channel for the necessary repairs. Report with video: https://www.newsbook.com.mt/artikli/2019/04/21/watch-mv-malita-with-yet-another-ramp-problem/?lang=en
Ramp fell into the water
The ramp of the "Malita" fell into the water at Mgarr in the morning of March 29, 2018, briefly stranding hundreds of people on board. The accident happened due to a hydraulic failure, which took five hours to repair. However, the master took immediate action to reverse the vessel from the quay and to rotate it, so that cars and passengers could disembark from the ramp at the other end of the vessel. The other two vessels were working a shuttle service and the damaged ferry would not block any of the quays, allowing the other two ferries to work. On March 30 around 11.30 a.m. the ship resumed its schedule. Report with photo: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180329/local/gozo-channel-ferry-ramp-falls-into-water.674863Upload News