9 September 2014

Malta – a reputable flag of choice

Link to Ship Registration
ILO 13/08/2014: Due to the vital impact which shipping activities have on our everyday lives, the regulation of vessels has become inevitable and is a topic that is constantly reviewed in international forums, primarily to ensure that international safety standards are met. International law consequently requires that vessels plying international waters and in certain cases those navigating local waters be registered in a specific country, referred to as a 'flag state'. A vessel that hoists the flag of a chosen country is considered to be part of the territory of its flag state and, from that moment is regulated and bound by the law of that state. The flag state whose laws govern the operation of a vessel exercises regulatory control over the vessel and is required to inspect it regularly with a view to ensure compliance with certain set standards.

Maltese maritime flag
With its centuries-old maritime tradition and as an EU member state, Malta has become the largest European maritime flag and also the seventh largest flag worldwide. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of the government and the maritime industry, Malta has developed...read on.