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Ship Registration

  • Eligibility:

  • Vessels eligible for registration under the Malta Flag, must be wholly owned by:- either: Citizens of Malta and/or:  European Citizens having a Maltese resident agent and/or:  Bodies corporate established under the subjects of the Laws of Malta and/or: ...

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  • International Owner:

  • ​ • Statute of the owning company (applicable for Foreign Entities)  Original Memorandum and Articles of the owning company (i.e. the International Owner). A certified true copy will be accepted provided it is attached to a legal opinion stating that it is a true copy of the...

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  • Registration Procedures:

  • Requirements:- Inspection:-   Registration of trading ships of 15 years and over but less than 25 years  is subject to a pre-registration inspection carried out by an authorised flag state inspector. The Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime...

    More Info >
  • Bareboat Charter In Registration:

  • Bareboat Charter In Registration: The Bareboat Charter Agreement is defined by the Maltese Merchant Shipping Act to be “the contract for the lease or sub-lease of a ship, hereinafter referred to as charter, for a stipulated period of time, by virtue of which the charterer shall...

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  • Bareboat Charter-out Registration:

  • I. Chartering-out: The Bareboat Charter Agreement is defined by the Maltese Merchant Shipping Act to be "the contract for the lease or sub-lease of a ship, hereinafter referred to as charter, for a stipulated period of time, by virtue of which the charterer shall acquire full control...

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  • Maltese Ship Mortgage:

  • The main advantages of the Maltese legal regime of the mortgage of the vessel, established by the Merchant Shipping Act 1973 as amended in 1988, can be summarised as follows: Mortgage is an executive title under the Maltese Law and can be enforced upon default without the need for a...

    More Info >
  • Transfer of Ownership:

  • Requirements:- 1.  Minutes of Meeting  of the shareholders and/or director/s resolving the sale of the vessel.  2. A  Power of Attorney  authorising the signatory of the Bill of Sale.  3. The original  Bill of Sale . Please ensure that all the...

    More Info >
  • Deletion of Vessels:

  • When the owner of a Maltese registered ship wishes to effect a transfer to a foreign registry, an application to this effect should be sent to the Ship’s Registrar accompanied by the following documents. Special Power of Attorney authorising us to sign the necessary application...

    More Info >
  • Radio Licences:

  • Provisional Radio Licence In order to obtain a  Provisional Radio Licence  an application form is completed from our end upon receipt of vessel’s main details, the Accounting Authority Identification Code Number (AAIC)*, the Point of Service Activation (PSA) code number,...

    More Info >
  • Minimum Safe Manning:

  • Malta has adhered to the IMO Convention STCW 1978 and therefore vessels registered under Malta flag should comply with the requirements stipulated by this convention. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of the Master or officers on Maltese registered vessels as long as they...

    More Info >
  • Flag State Endorsements:

  • The amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978 require all officers serving on board ships going to sea and holding certificates of competency not issued by the flag Administration of the ship to hold an endorsement attesting...

    More Info >

Ship Registration

  • Eligibility:

  • Vessels eligible for registration under the Malta Flag, must be wholly owned by:- either: Citizens of Malta and/or:  European Citizens having a Maltese resident agent and/or:  Bodies corporate established under the subjects of the Laws of Malta and/or: ...

    More Info >
  • International Owner:

  • ​ • Statute of the owning company (applicable for Foreign Entities)  Original Memorandum and Articles of the owning company (i.e. the International Owner). A certified true copy will be accepted provided it is attached to a legal opinion stating that it is a true copy of the...

    More Info >
  • Registration Procedures:

  • Requirements:- Inspection:-   Registration of trading ships of 15 years and over but less than 25 years  is subject to a pre-registration inspection carried out by an authorised flag state inspector. The Merchant Shipping Directorate (formerly Malta Maritime...

    More Info >
  • Bareboat Charter In Registration:

  • Bareboat Charter In Registration: The Bareboat Charter Agreement is defined by the Maltese Merchant Shipping Act to be “the contract for the lease or sub-lease of a ship, hereinafter referred to as charter, for a stipulated period of time, by virtue of which the charterer shall...

    More Info >
  • Bareboat Charter-out Registration:

  • I. Chartering-out: The Bareboat Charter Agreement is defined by the Maltese Merchant Shipping Act to be "the contract for the lease or sub-lease of a ship, hereinafter referred to as charter, for a stipulated period of time, by virtue of which the charterer shall acquire full control...

    More Info >
  • Maltese Ship Mortgage:

  • The main advantages of the Maltese legal regime of the mortgage of the vessel, established by the Merchant Shipping Act 1973 as amended in 1988, can be summarised as follows: Mortgage is an executive title under the Maltese Law and can be enforced upon default without the need for a...

    More Info >
  • Transfer of Ownership:

  • Requirements:- 1.  Minutes of Meeting  of the shareholders and/or director/s resolving the sale of the vessel.  2. A  Power of Attorney  authorising the signatory of the Bill of Sale.  3. The original  Bill of Sale . Please ensure that all the...

    More Info >
  • Deletion of Vessels:

  • When the owner of a Maltese registered ship wishes to effect a transfer to a foreign registry, an application to this effect should be sent to the Ship’s Registrar accompanied by the following documents. Special Power of Attorney authorising us to sign the necessary application...

    More Info >
  • Radio Licences:

  • Provisional Radio Licence In order to obtain a  Provisional Radio Licence  an application form is completed from our end upon receipt of vessel’s main details, the Accounting Authority Identification Code Number (AAIC)*, the Point of Service Activation (PSA) code number,...

    More Info >
  • Minimum Safe Manning:

  • Malta has adhered to the IMO Convention STCW 1978 and therefore vessels registered under Malta flag should comply with the requirements stipulated by this convention. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of the Master or officers on Maltese registered vessels as long as they...

    More Info >
  • Flag State Endorsements:

  • The amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978 require all officers serving on board ships going to sea and holding certificates of competency not issued by the flag Administration of the ship to hold an endorsement attesting...

    More Info >