Passenger Transport by Sea
Transport Malta is the authority that regulates and promotes the use of water transport which includes ferries and water taxis as an alternativee, cost-effective and environment friendly mode of passenger transportation.
The objectives of waterborne transport are to reduce road transport and associated pollution and therefore contributes to the safeguarding of our environment.
- Water Taxi Service
- Ferry Service Grand Harbour & Marsamxett
- Commercial Vessel Operations in Local Waters
- Gozo Channel Company Limited
- Directive 2009/45/EC on safety rules and standards for passengers ships, as amended by Commission Directive 2010/36/EU and Commission Directive (EU) 2016/844
- Directive (EU) 2017/2108 amending Directive 2009/45/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships
- Further information on Safety of Passenger Ships
- Summary of the Malta Significant Wave Height Study
- Malta Significant Wave Height Study Main Report
- Maltese Sea Areas for Passenger Ships Engaged on Domestic Voyages: Summer
- Maltese Sea Areas for Passenger Ships Engaged on Domestic Voyages: Winter
Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010
Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway becomes applicable on 18 December 2012.
- It provides for a minimum set of rights for passengers travelling
- on passenger services where the port of embarkation is situated in a Member State,
- on passenger services operated by Union carriers from a port situated in a third country to a port situated in a Member State and
- on a cruise where the port of embarkation is situated in a Member State.
The Regulation does however, not apply to certain categories of waterborne transport services.
Please click here for further information on this Regulation.