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Nautical licence to become compulsory in Malta for engines from 30HP up
Transport Malta has reduced the threshold in the requirement for a nautical licence to drivers of all mechanically driven craft having engine/s output of 30HP or more. A nautical licence is issued to applicants who successfully complete the Basic Seamanship Course and pass Transport Malta’s examination at the end of such course.
Such requirement, shall be effective as from January 1, 2011.
At present, a nautical licence is obligatory for craft powered by engine/s of 100HP or more.
Transport Malta said the provision was coming into force in 2011 to allow adequate lead time to the people affected to undergo the necessary training at the training institutions recognised by Transport Malta.
A nautical licence is issued to applicants who successfully complete the Basic Seamanship Course and pass Transport Malta’s examination at the end of such course.