Nautical Licence and small ship registerPress Release 29 MARCH 2019:
Transport Malta notifies that with immediate effect and until 31st December 2019, the Completion Certificates issued by the relative Training Centres, signed and stamped by the Transport Malta examiner indicating a PASS in 2019, are considered as equivalent to the official Nautical Licence issued by Transport Malta. A copy of this Certificate should always be carried on board in lieu of such Nautical Licence. Certificates issued prior to 2019 are not considered as equivalent to the official Nautical Licence and application for the Nautical Licence must be immediately done.
Registered owners of small ships (S Register) are further reminded that, subject to no changes made to the small ships details, the renewal of the registration and the presentation of the Insurance Certificate (when applicable), can be effected by one of the methods listed hereunder:
Online: By visiting www.licenzji-tal-bahar.gov.mt. Small ships (S Register) owners are required to be in possession of an e-ID account. A copy of a valid Insurance Certificate may be required when applicable.
Mail: By using the Transport Malta self-addressed envelope provided with the renewal notice and sending a cheque payment payable to Transport Malta.
SSR Office: By calling at the Small Ships Register Office at the Malta Transport Centre, Triq Pantar, Ħal Lija. Office hours are Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), between 08:30hrs and 13:00hrs.
Renewal of Nautical Licences can be effected by mail using the Transport Malta self-addressed envelope provided with the registration renewal notice.
Transport Malta reminds that all drivers of craft equipped with an engine or engines with a combined power of 30HP or more, must be in possession of a valid Nautical Licence.
The Authority wishes to remind all owners that a Certificate of Registry is valid until date of expiry thereof. In this respect, the Authority hereby advises that failure to renew the registration on time and within 30 days following the expiry date, the registration will be closed and the small ship in question will be subject to a re-registration process. Such process includes the submission of all required documentation and subject to the payment of the applicable fee.
This new procedure shall be applicable as from 1st June 2019.
The Authority takes this opportunity to remind all in respect of the offences and applicable fines laid down in the Third Schedule to the Small Ships Regulation (S.L. 499.52).