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Merchant Shipping Notice 160

Merchant Shipping Notice 160

Supporting Measures to the Maltese Shipping Industry during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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The Merchant Shipping Directorate has announced that in an effort to support shipping companies, owners, managers and operators of Maltese merchant ships and to enable them to address the difficulties encountered due to the wide spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been decided to defer the due payment date of the relevant Registration Fees and the Annual Tonnage Tax of merchant ships (Merchant Shipping Act – First Schedule), of which the anniversary date falls on or after 1 April 2020, by a period of three months from the anniversary.

To this effect, requests to issue renewal Certificates of Registry are still to be made to the Registrar as provided in article 19(4) of the Merchant Shipping Act, accompanied by a request for the deferral of payment of the relevant registration fees and annual tonnage tax, where applicable.

For more information on please contact Stephan Piazza.

Merchant Shipping Notice 160

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