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Friday, January 08, 2016

Crushing waves during harbour commute

This article  in au.news.yahoo.com this morning carried a captured video of a frightening
scene of a ferocious wave crached into the comunter ferry. They called the scene increditable
and harrowing which is certainly true and truly invaluable! Well worth a visit to their site and
see for yourself. Here's an appropriate description:
It’s been fairly big, and we’ve had some freak waves. It was spectacular,"
It certainly was! 

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Double tragedy as man drowns trying to save partner

First freaque wave connected case of the new year of 2016 happened in Malta, according to Times of Malta:
A stroll on New Year's Day at a picturesque area in Gozo ended in tragedy this afternoon when a Polish couple drowned.  
The police said a 50-year-old woman was washed out by a wave when she was on the rocks in the area known in Qala, in the area known as Tas-Sim
The 51-year-old man who was with her jumped into the sea to try to save her. According to a witness who spoke to police, the sea conditions at the time were not rough but the area is susceptible to the odd freakwave.
The witness said the man was taking pictures of the woman shortly before the tragedy.
The Armed Forces of Malta were called to assist but both died.
An inquiry is being held. The police are investigating.
 Hope this is the only tragic case that will happen anywhere in 2016!