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Merchant Shipping Directorate

Postal Address:

Triq Xatt l-Ghassara ta l-Gheneb, Marsa MRS 1917, Malta




E-Mail Address:

[email protected]

These Maritime sections are also authorised to register and issue various licences:

  • CVC commercial vessel certificate
  • Commercial vessel operator licence
  • COC -certificate of competency for personnel to serve on board commercial vessel
  • Licence for Water sports operator including:
    • Paragliding / water Skiing
    • Hiring of mechanical driven craft
    • Hiring of Peddle boats, canoes, and other crafts not mechanically driven
  • Licence to operate with a Small vessel with motor for skiing
  • Permission to hold a maritime activity in Maltese territorial waters
  • Bunker operator permit
  • Nautical licence
  • Nautical instructor licence
  • Registration of small ships
  • Licencing of marine commercial crafts
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