Aspects of Registration of Vessels under the Malta Flag

Course Outline

The course aims to give an introductory overview to lawyers, accountants, local representatives of P & I Clubs, local ship agents and students interested in pursuing a career in shipping law, of the various aspects that relate to ship registration in Malta and the related industry.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants indicating the attended lectures. The course has been accredited with 11.5 hours of structured CPE and qualifies for the attainment of Professional Competencies in terms of the MIA CPE Regulations.

Venue and Dates

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre,
11/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

12th, 15th, 19th, 26th, 28th September and 6th October, 2011

1600 – 1800 hrs

Participation Fee

€ 250 including VAT; Cheques payable to Ganado Services Ltd
Special Student Rate €80 including VAT;
ILS registration fees are smart card refundable upon presentation of VAT receipt to KSU Office


To apply kindly use our online registration form.


Monday, 12th September, 2011 – Session 1 1600-1800hrs
Lecturer : Dr. Jotham Scerri Diacono; Ganado & Associates, Advocates
Malta as an Open Registry – the Role of the Flag
Lecturer : Dr. Christopher Sammut; Transport Malta
An Overview of Registration of Vessels in Malta
Lecturer : Mr. Michael Sillato; Ganado & Associates, Advocates

Thursday, 15th September, 2011 – Session 2 1600-1800hrs
Ship Types; The Classification of Vessels; The Paris Memorandum of Understanding and Flag State Inspection
Lecturer : Mr. Sergey Kuzmenko; Ganado & Associates, Advocates

Monday, 19th September, 2011 – Session 3 1600-1800hrs
Marine Insurance
Lecturer : Dr. Carmel Cascun; Island Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Monday, 26th September, 2011 – Session 4 1600-1800hrs
The Employment of Seafarers on Board of Maltese Vessels
Lecturer : Mr. Sergey Kuzmenko; Ganado & Associates, Advocates
Social Security and Crew
Lecturer : Dr. Matthew Brincat; Ganado & Associates, Advocates

Wednesday, 28th September, 2011 – Session 5 1600-1800hrs
Recent Legal Developments:
– Malta Companies for non Malta-registered Ships
Lecturer : Dr. Karl Grech Orr; Ganado & Associates, Advocates
– Ship Management Companies
Lecturers : Dr. Jotham Scerri Diacono; Ganado & Associates, Advocates
Dr. Jan Rossi; Simon Tortell & Associates

Thursday, 6th October, 2011 – Session 6 1600-1730hrs*
Commercial Yacht Registration
Lecturer : Ing. Paul Cardona (Sn); MICS Ltd – Malta
*The lecture will be one hour long.  A 30 minute discussion will follow the lecture.

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