Ship Registration

A Guide to Ship Registration – Malta

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on July 3, 2013
Tags: ,
Practices: Ship Registration
The shipping industry is vast, with many different aspects to consider legally. One such aspect is that of ship registration, and with an increasing number of flags available when registering a ship, the process of selecting a flag has become even more complex and is dictated by an increasing number of factors. To find out more about this interesting issue, Lawyer Monthly speaks to Dr Jotham Scerri Diacono, a Partner at Maltese law firm, GANADO Advocates.

Malta hosts its first ever Maritime Summit

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Rachel Genovese
Published on December 6, 2016
Tags: , , ,
Practices: Ship Finance & Mortgages, Ship Registration
With a maritime culture and industry steeped in history, an ever growing global maritime presence and its upcoming tenure of the presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2017, Malta successfully hosted the first Malta Maritime Summit, in Valletta, between the 3rd and the 6th of October. Together with a number of international and Maltese stakeholders, GANADO Advocates participated in the Summit and shared its views on a number of topics.

Malta’s ship registration potential – law as means to an end

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on May 8, 2014
Tags: , ,
Practices: Ship Registration, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
This paper is intended to explain how law can serve as a means to an end and a successful one at that. Apart from presenting the reader with a cursory view of the law regulating ship registration in Malta, the authors have also strived to illustrate how the law assisted in making the Maltese merchant fleet a force to be reckoned with.

The Possibility of Having Different Names for the Same Ship in a Bareboat-Out Registration

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Jan Rossi
Published on January 17, 2018
Tags: , ,
Practices: Ship Registration
We would like to highlight a useful feature of Maltese shipping law that is often overlooked by operators of Maltese ships. Bareboat charter registration (dual registration) has been a common feature of the shipping industry as it has developed in the last 10 years or so. Dual registration takes place for various commercial and operational reasons.