Class and Statutory News

MALTA - SHIPS ENTERING US PORTS

Aug. 27 2015

Notification to the Administration of the ships intentions prior to the commencement of the voyage to the US

Transport Malta has issued the following attached merchant shipping notice, which concerns ships entering US ports.

See news attachment for Notice 124 -Ships Entering US Ports.pdf

Indeed, the Directorate requests that ships intending to call at any US port are to notify this office of their intentions prior to the commencement of the voyage to the US.

To this effect, any ship intending to call at a US port and required to submit to the National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) the Notice of Arrival and Departure (NOAD) at least 96 hours prior to arrival at the port of destination, should also send a copy of such notification to this Directorate on fsi.tm@transport.gov.mt.

It is the responsibility of masters and ISM managers of ships operating under the Malta flag to ensure timely submission of the notification.

When it is deemed necessary, a flag State inspection will be conducted in order to ascertain both the general and specific operational and environmental performance levels of the ship.