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MS Notice 125 – Restrictive Measures

The Merchant Shipping Directorate would like to draw the attention of all concerned to the various restrictive measures adopted in recent years in view of the situation in a number of States.

MS Notice 124 – Ships Entering US Ports

Any  ship intending to call at a US Port and required to submit to the National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) the Notice of Arrival and Departure (NOAD) at least 96 hours prior to arrival at the port of destination, should also send a copy of such notification to this Directorate on fsi.tm@transport.gov.mt

MS Notice 123 – Suspension Of Certain Restrictive Measures Against The Islamic Republic Of Iran

The  attention of the shipping community is drawn to  EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1148 amending Decision 2010/413/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran, adopted on 14 July 2015 suspending  certain  restrictive measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ballast water exchange in the North Sea

The Merchant Shipping Directorate would like to draw the attention of all concerned to the designation of areas for ballast water exchange in the North Sea in accordance with regulation B-4.2 of the Ballast Water Management Convention by Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden...

MS Notice 122 – Radio Installation on-board non-SOLAS vessels

The Merchant Shipping Directorate would like to remind all those concerned that, non-SOLAS ships of less than 300 GT, being registered under the Merchant Shipping Act shall either comply with the General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus) Regulations (S.L.399.40 of the Laws of Malta) or ...

Survey on seafarers serving on Malta Flag ships

Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Managers, Masters, Owners’ Representatives and Recognised Organisations The Merchant Shipping Directorate will be conducting surveys to determine the number of seafarers serving on board Maltese registered ships,...

Revision of the Commercial Yacht Code

Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Managers, Masters, Designers, Builders, Owners’ Representatives and Recognised Organisations

The Merchant Shipping Directorate would like to inform all those concerned...

New Maltese Seaman’s Record Book

The MALTA FLAG has issued a new Maltese Seaman’s Record Book. The Record Book is available to all seafarers who are engaged or shall be engaged on ships registered under the Merchant Shipping Act, to Maltese Nationals and to holders of Maltese Certificates of Competency. To read the full Merchant...

Authorised Classification Societies – Merchant Shipping Notice 96 Rev.1

Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Owners' representatives and recognised organizations   1. A merchant vessel both at the time that is being registered as a Maltese ship and during the period of its registration under the Malta flag must be classed with a classification...

Wreck Removal Convention – Merchant Shipping Notice 119

Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Managers, Masters, Owners’ Representatives and Recognised Organisations.

The Merchant Shipping Directorate would like to remind all concerned that Malta acceded to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks,...