Malta Flag Ship Registration

CSB Group assists clients throughout the entire ship registration and deregistration process, among other shipping services.

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The Sixth Largest Ship Register Globally

Malta has maintained its position as the sixth largest ship register in the world, and holds the top spot as the largest tonnage register in Europe. Today, the Maltese flag has earned the confidence of reputable ship owners, ship financiers and ship management companies as attested by the increasing registered tonnage.

The Malta Flag is also referred to as the flag of confidence for the following reasons:

  • Serious and efficient maritime administration
  • Flag state inspectorate to ensure adherence to international standards
  • Twenty four hours, seven days a week service in respect of urgent matters
  • Sound multilateral and bilateral relations
  • Active participation in international shipping fora

Registration of Vessels under the Maltese Flag

The registration of vessels under the Maltese flag takes place firstly by provisional and subsequently by permanent registration. Provisional registration is normally valid for six months and may be extended up to one year, by which time permanent registration must be completed. Upon expiration of this period, if the vessel has not been permanently registered, registration must commence anew and the appropriate forms re-submitted and fees paid anew.

Permanent Registration under the Malta Flag

In order to obtain permanent registration certain documentation will be required and it is important to note that the MSD may impose additional specific requirements depending on the different types of vessels. The permanent Certificate of Malta Registry is renewable on an annual basis and an annual fee is due to MSD. Renewal is due annually from the date of initial registration.

Administration of Vessels under the Malta Flag

Besides providing shipping services, the MSD is also responsible for the regulation, control and administration of all matters related to merchant shipping, the certification of seafarers, the fostering of Malta’s relations in international shipping fora, and the administration and implementation of international maritime conventions and agreements.

Key Contacts

Amanda Camilleri

Corporate Services Executive

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This is to express my absolute satisfaction in my dealings with Amanda Camilleri and Sacha Farrugia in the process of opening my company over the last few weeks. I was really blown away with their level of proffessionalism and customer service. They both went above and beyond to ensure that all of my questions and curiosities were met and understood, and their level of knowledge was excellent. I never had to wait for a call or email, when they said they would call they did, and I think that they are both great assets to your company. I would have no problem recommending your company to others in the future, and will continue to use your services myself purely based on my dealings with these two.

Phoenix Classic Charters Limited

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Need our assistance with shipping & yachting services?

CSB Group is authorised by the MFSA to register vessels under the Maltese flag in terms of the Company Service Providers Act, 2013. Get support from our specialised professionals.

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