Shipping & maritime law newsletter – Issue No. 34 (September 2022)

The 34th issue of the shipping newsletter is now available.

In this issue:


  • Consultation for the digitalising of the Merchant Shipping Directorate
  • Matthew Attard speaks at Superyacht Investor
  • Ganado Advocates at Malta Superyacht Symposium

Articles & Publications

  • Transport finance law in Malta
  • Ships carrying out search and rescue activities
  • AG Rantos considers the applicability of the Port State Control Directive
  • Shipping in Malta


  • The recent return of the M/V Logos Hope to Malta
  • The nuances and regulatory framework of ship recycling
  • The growth of fish farming in Malta

MSD Notices

  • Lithium – ion battery fires on board vessels
  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
  • Medical stores on commercial yachts
  • Commercial Yacht – Pleasure yacht changeover guidelines
  • 9 GHz Radar requirements for yachts < 300 GT
  • Netwave Systems BV VDRs (NW6000)
  • MS notices applicable to commercial yachts
  • A unified interpretation aimed at reducing NOx Emissions-Engine Family Concept
  • Vessels operating on biofuels and blends thereof
  • Port State Control Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW 2022
  • Training and certification of crew engaged on yachts and workboats
  • Guidelines on the issue of a Maltese seaman’s record book
  • Recognition of non-Maltese certificates of competence for service on Maltese ships
  • Minimum Basic Wage
  • Battery Charging/Storage On Commercial Yachts
  • Issuance of Commercial Yachting Notices
  • GPS week number rollover for JRC equipment
  • Interpretation Relating to the International Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Contact details of the Merchant Shipping Directorate
  • Navigation in Black Sea region in view of the escalating situation