Consolidated Regulations

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Malta flagged trading ships are required to carry an up-to-date Consolidated Regulation File containing an updated copy of the Merchant Shipping Act (Cap 234), including all the Merchant Shipping Regulations, Merchant Shipping Directorate Notices and Administration Requirements.

It will be noticed that this requirement is highlighted in Section 1 of the Flag State Inspection Report. The attending Flag State Inspector is expected to report on the Consolidated Regulation File and to report to the Administration on any items that are not included.

It is to be noted, however, that apart from compliance and conformity with the requirements of the Administration, it is good practice to have a copy of the Merchant Shipping Act and Merchant Shipping Regulations at hand as well as the updated list of Merchant Shipping Directorate Notices and Administration Requirements as they would serve as an excellent reference to the Master at all times.