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 of their vessels, assisting better compliance with the laws and international conventions. They are published on the Transport Malta Website.