Notice by the Merchant Shipping Directorate to Shipowners, Ship Operators, Managers, Masters, Owners’ Representatives and Recognised Organisations

The Directorate would like to remind all concerned of MS Notice No 82 highlighting the need to register on the official website of MSCHOA whilst transiting off the coast of Somalia.

Furthermore, masters and operators are strongly advised to follow the Best Management Practices developed by the industry and endorsed by IMO through MSC.1/Circ. 1339. The guidance may be downloaded from here.

To this effect, masters and operators of Maltese ships that operate or that may operate in the High Risk
Area, as referred to in the BMP, are strongly advised to:

  • adopt the measures of BMP in it’s up to date version;
  • distribute a copy of the BMP to the crew and apply proper awareness through training sessions prior to transit.

Finally, all involved that operate or that may operate in the area, are urged to keep the following useful contact details readily available:

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For further details, contact us on:

Tel: (00356) 21 651387
Fax: (00356) 21 651384
Email: [email protected]