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Transport Malta has recently issued a Merchant Shipping Notice to ships visiting US Ports. It noted that many detentions arise from the deficiencies in terms of environmental protection and fire safety. It therefore now requires ships to notify the relevant directorate of their intentions before entering US Ports. The timeliness of notifying Transport Malta is the responsibility of the Master and the ISM Manager. MS Notices are issued regularly by Transport Malta as directions to ships and shipowners in the operation … Continued
Only this last Wednesday 22nd June, Valletta hosted five cruise ships all in a single day and generally all at once, It is estimated that there were some 14,000 passengers. This year is set to be a record year in terms of cruise passengers visiting Maltese ports, estimated at 640,000 visitors on the 325 ships due. The cruise industry injects much needed funds into the Maltese economy and stops in Malta bring thousands of people to this island rich in … Continued