The Malta Non-Convention Vessel (NCV) Code which previously came into force on the 1st January 2019, has been revised and updated following consultation with interested parties by Transport Malta. The revised code comes into force on the 1st September 2021 and is intended to better reflect and serve the needs of the industry and market.
The NCV Code applies to all Non-Convention Vessels ≥ 15m Length Overall, including commercial vessels ≥ 15m Length Overall which are certified and operating on domestic navigation including those vessels operating exclusively within Maltese waters and which are engaged in or intended for use in any trade, business or calling or operating for hire or reward, in the carriage of cargo/supplies/passengers or providing port services or services to other vessels.
Existing vessels which already hold an NCV Certificate must comply with the revised code by the vessel’s first periodical survey carried out on or after the 1st September 2021.
The Code can be downloaded from https://www.transport.gov.mt/NCV-Code-Rev-2.pdf-f6200
By Martina Farrugia and Lara Saguna Axiaq, Fenech & Fenech Advocates