Overview

Due to the individual growth in gross tonnage of the Maltese fishing fleet the Hard Standing Facility (HSF) has been developed with the aim of providing fishermen with the possibility of maintaining their fishing vessels in Malta rather than resort to other nearby countries. The HSF is situated in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and comprises of a dry standing area of circa 6000 sq. mts. with maximum hoisting capacity of 250 tonnes. Fishermen can book the use of this HSF.Due to the individual growth in gross tonnage of the Maltese fishing fleet the Hard Standing Facility (HSF) has been developed with the aim of providing fishermen with the possibility of maintaining their fishing vessels in Malta rather than resort to other nearby countries. The HSF is situated in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and comprises of a dry standing area of circa 6000 sq. mts. with maximum hoisting capacity of 250 tonnes. Fishermen can book the use of this HSF.

What you'll get

Access to the HSF which has two straddle type hoists, one of maximum capacity of 50 tonnes which is used for smaller vessels and the other of maximum capacity of 250 tonnes for larger vessels.

Eligibility

Owners of fishing vessels in the categories MFA, MFB, MFC and MFD in the fishing fleet register, and fishing vessels registered in EU Member States, government-owned vessels and pilot vessels.

How to apply

Fill in the online form, print and sign it and send it via email to: infofisheries.mafa@gov.mt

Alternatively hand it in to the management at the Hardstanding Facility Marsaxlokk.
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