The Registration of Vessels under the Malta Flag and other aspects of Shipping Law

Course Outline

The course aims to give an introductory overview of ship registration in Malta and other aspects of Shipping Law.

Who should attend

Lawyers, accountants, audit firms, ship owners, marina managers, ship builders, marine insurers, local representatives of P & I Clubs, local ship agents and students interested in pursuing a career in shipping law.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants indicating the attended lectures.

Venue and Dates

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre,19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

30th May; 1st, 13th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 28th; 4th, 6th & 11th July, 2017

Participation Fee

Regular Fee €350; Special student rate €150; Cheques are payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta


To apply kindly use our online registration form. 


Session 1: Tuesday 30th May 2017 / 1530 – 1745hrs
Lecturer: Dr. Jotham Scerri Diacono; GANADO Advocates
Malta as an Open Registry – the Role of the Flag
Lecturer: Mr. Peter Buhagiar; Transport Malta 

Session 2: Thursday 1st June 2017 / 1530 – 1830hrs
Ship Types; Classification of Vessels and Classification Societies;
The Paris Memorandum of Understanding and Flag State Inspection;
ISM Code

Lecturer: Mr. Sergey Kuzmenko; DPA/ CSO, Troy Management Ltd. 

Session 3: Tuesday 13th June 2017 / 1530 – 1730hrs
The Major Maritime Conventions
Lecturer: Dr. Norman Martinez; (IMLI)  

Session 4: Tuesday 20th June 2017 / 1530 – 1800hrs
Claims and Enforcement on Ships
Lecturer: Dr. Jotham Scerri Diacono; GANADO Advocates
Telecommunications and Radio Equipment on Board Vessels
Lecturer: Mr. Lino Axiaq; Transport Malta

Session 5: Thursday 22nd June 2017 / 1530 – 1800hrs
Safe Manning, STCW & The Manila Convention
Lecturer: Dr. Ivan Tabone; Transport Malta
Lecturer: Dr. Caroline Risiott; GANADO Advocates

Session 6: Monday 26th June 2017 / 1530 – 1800hrs
The ISPS Code, Piracy and Maltese Regulations Concerning PCASP
Lecturer: Capt. Reuben Lanfranco, Maritime Security Consultant

Session 7: Wednesday 28th June 2017 / 1630 – 1730hrs
The Maritime Labour Convention 
Lecturer: Dr. Matthew Attard, GANADO Advocates

Session 8: Tuesday 4th July 2017 / 1530 – 1630hrs
Ship Management 
Lecturer: Dr. Jan Rossi; GANADO Advocates

Session 9: Wednesday 6th July 2017 / 1530 – 1730hrs
Yacht Registration 
Lecturer: Dr. Anthony Galea; Vistra Marine & Aviation Limited
Yachts – Malta Tax Aspects
Lecturer: Ms. Christine Cassar Naudi; GANADO Advocates

Session 10: Tuesday 18th July 2017 / 1600 – 1700hrs NEW DATE
An Overview of the Procedure for the Registration of Vessels in Malta
Lecturer: Dr. Jotham Scerri Diacono; GANADO Advocates

Session 11: Wednesday 26th July 2017 / 1530 – 1730hrs NEW DATE
The Shipping Company and International Owners
Lecturers: Dr. Karl Grech Orr & Dr. Matthew Attard; GANADO Advocates
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