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Individual Ship Station Licence (Non-SOLAS ships)
In terms of the
Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Cap. 399)
, an individual licence is required for the installation or use of equipment on vessels which do not fall under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention such as pleasure yachts/fishing vessels, unless the equipment is licence exempt or is regulated by a general authorisation. Non-compliance with this requirement is a breach of the said Act. A ship station licence is an international document, which shall be kept current at all times, and any discrepancies in the document will render the licence invalid. The original ship station licence should be kept on board the ship at all times and be available for viewing by appropriate authorities if required.
Issuance of Notice of Eligibility and Relative Certificate of Competency for Maritime Transport
Application to obtain a Certificate of Competency to serve on board the following commercial vessels operating within ports, internal, and territorial waters of Malta:
i) Boatman – Dual qualification to act as master and/or engineer of vessels less than 10 metres capable of carrying 12 passengers or less.
ii) Boatmaster Grade 2 – Dual qualification to act as master and/or engineer of vessels less than 12 metres in length and with engines up to 250 kW.
iii) Boatmaster Grade 1 – Master of vessels less than 24 metres in length.
iv) Mate – Bridge Watchkeeper and Deputy Master.
v) Master – Master of vessels of 24 metres in length and over.
vi) Engine Driver Grade 3 – Engineer of vessels with propulsion machinery of maximum continuous power of less than 500 kW.
vii) Engine Driver Grade 2 – Engineer of vessels with propulsion machinery of maximum continuous power of less than 750 kW.
viii) Engine Driver Grade 1 – Engineer of vessels with propulsion machinery of maximum continuous power of less than 1500 kW.
ix) Engineer – Chief Engineer of vessels with propulsion machinery of continuous power of 1500 kW and over. Individuals wanting to revalidate their Certificate of Competency.
Issue of an Able Seafarer Deck (AB), Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB) or Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
Application for Able Seafarer Deck/Engine, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, Efficient Deck Hand Certificate.
Particulars of Service at Sea as a Deck Rating:
- For the issue of an EDH certificate, service shown must total not less than 12 months.
- For the issue of an AB certificate the total sea service is 24 months of which at least 18 months should have been with the deck department or 36 months as a General Purpose rating of which 12 months was on deck duties.
Issue or Revalidation of a Certificate of Competence (Merchant Shipping)
Certificate of Competence for a Master/Chief Mate/Officer in charge of a Navigational Watch/Chief Engineer/Second Engineer/Officer in charge of an Engineering Watch.
Maltese Seaman's Book
Application for a seaman's book.
Marine VHF Radio to be Installed and Used on a New Vessel
The permission to install or transfer a Marine VHF (Very High Frequency) radio on board of a new vessel.
Medical Fitness Certificate for Persons Serving on Commercial Vessels Operating within Ports, Internal, and Territorial Waters of Malta
Evidence that the applicant is medically fit to serve on a commercial vessel.
Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
A certificate which is issued in compliance with the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and the Merchant Shipping Regulations. This certificate will indicate the number and grading of the personnel on board the vessel.
Nautical Instructor Permit
Permit to act as an instructor within a water sport operation.
Individuals requesting a new, re-issue, or renewal of a valid Maltese Nautical Licence.
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