Merchant Shipping Act

L.N. 210 of 2016: Reflecting current administrative practices in the Merchant Shipping Act

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on July 7, 2016
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Practices: Ship Registration, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties, Yacht & Superyacht Registration
After taking into consideration a number of proposals made by the local flag administration and the importance to remain competitive in such an important industry, a number of amendments have been put forward to the Merchant Shipping Act (MSA), Chapter 234 of the Laws of Malta which, essentially, clarify a number of ambiguities which existed and also reflect current administrative practices.

The Possibility of Having Different Names for the Same Ship in a Bareboat-Out Registration

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Jan Rossi
Published on January 17, 2018
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Practices: Ship Registration
We would like to highlight a useful feature of Maltese shipping law that is often overlooked by operators of Maltese ships. Bareboat charter registration (dual registration) has been a common feature of the shipping industry as it has developed in the last 10 years or so. Dual registration takes place for various commercial and operational reasons.