Malta Malta

Prevention

Internation Conventions of prevention

Approved

Legal Instrument Ratification Implementation Transposition of the international intrument in the national legislation
LC 1972
AFS 2001
SOLAS 74 08/08/1986  
Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Rules
SOLAS Protocol 78 08/08/1986  
Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Rules
SOLAS Protocol 88 28/01/1999  
Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Rules
Load Line 1966 11/09/1974  
Merchant Shipping (Load Line Convention) Rules
Load Line Protocol 1988 28/01/1999  
Merchant Shipping (Load Line Convention) Rules
TONNAGE 69 20/03/1989  
Tonnage Regulations
COLREG 72 20/03/1989  
Prevention of Collisions Regulations
STCW 78 21/06/1991  
Merchant Shipping (A.B. and E.D.H. Certificates) Regulations, Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations
UNCLOS 20/05/1993  
Territorial Waters and Contiguous Zone Act, Continental Shelf Act, Malta-Libya Continental Shelf Delimitation (Ratification) Act, Designation of the Continental Shelf Area Order, Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, Criminal Code, Merchant Shipping Act, White Slave Traffic (Suppression) Ordinance, Ports and Shipping Act
BMW 2004 07/09/2017  
Merchant Shipping (Ballast Water Management C
MARPOL Annex I & Annex II 21/06/1991  
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulation
MARPOL Annex III 13/02/2004  
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulation
MARPOL Annex IV 30/03/2003  
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage) Regulations
MARPOL Annex V 13/02/2004  
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulations
MARPOL Annex VI 30/03/2011  
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulation

Unapproved

Legal Instrument Implementation Transposition of the international intrument in the national legislation
LC Protocol 1996

Sanctions for violations

The Administration has the necessary national laws in force to ensure the provision of sanctions of adequate severity to discourage violation of international instruments to which the State is a Party
If yes, how are violations followed up and what are the sanctions (for example, type of fines) imposed? Violations are followed by an investigation followed by a report. Territorial Waters & Contiguous Zone Act; Subsidiary Legislation - Ship-Source Pollution Regulations -

Ship inspections

Periodic inspections of own ships
The Administration has the necessary national laws in force to provide for ship inspections, and detaining, to ensure compliance with international maritime safety and pollution prevention standards, to which the State is a Party
If yes, how many number of ships are inspected annually and how many of these have resulted in detaining the ship? 2019- Inspections 967/ Detentions 22
Number of ships detained by PSC in the last 3 years
Number of ships detained under the Med MoU 17
Number of ships detained under the Paris MoU
Number of ships detained under the Tokyo MoU
Number of ships detained under the USCG 22
Port State Control Inspections
Port State Control Inspections are carried out in your ports
If yes, how many PSC inspections are carried out annually? 2019 - 184 Inspections
Delegation of Authority to Recognised Organizations (ROs)
The Administration has the necessary national laws, including necessary Agreements, in force to delegate authority to ROs
What procedures are in place to monitor the work of the ROs? Yes
Provide list of ROs to whom delegation of authority is granted through such an Agreement. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Classification Society (CCS), Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS), Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd (DNVGL), Korean Register of Shipping (KRS), Lloyds Register (LR), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK), Polish Register of Shipping (PRS), Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS), Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).

Casuality investigations

The Administration has the necessary national laws in force to carry out the required casualty investigations
Number of reported groundings in the last 3 years 3
Number of reported collisions in the last 3 years 24
Number of reported casualties resulting in pollution incidents in the last 3 years 4

MARPOL implementation

MARPOL Infringements
The Administration has the necessary national laws in force to ensure the provision of sanctions of adequate severity with respect to MARPOL infringements
If yes, how are infringements followed up and what are the sanctions imposed? Infringements are followed by an inspection. Merchant Shipping Act; Subsidiary Legislation - Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Regulations (see Annex 2); Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulations (see Annex 3), Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage) Regulations (see Annex 4)
Port Reception Facilities
Port MARPOL Annex I MARPOL Annex II MARPOL Annex IV MARPOL Annex V MARPOL Annex VI
Valletta
Marsaxlokk
Surveillance of coastal waters
Surveillance of the waters under your jurisdiction is carried out
If yes, what are the methods and resources available to carry out such surveillance? Helicopter and Plane (Air Patrol), Patrol Vessels (Sea Patrol), EMSA CleanSeaNet (Remote Sensing), VTS and AIS coverage.

Resources

Organigramme
Number of Offices, non-technical, technical staff
Head Office (provide full address and contact details) Transport Malta, Merchant Shipping Directorate, Malta Transport Centre, Hal Lija, LJA 2021 - Tel: +356 2125 0360, Email: mershipmalta.tm@transport.gov.mt
Number of other Offices (provide full address and contact details of all offices) N/A
Number of non-technical staff 76 (This number covers all staff dealing with support)
Number of technical Staff 26
Number of Inspectors (Flag State Surveyors and Port State Inspectors) 26 Flag State and Port State Control Inspectors
Number of flag State Casualty Investigators 4

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