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Crew changes at Malta­­­


Recent amendments to protocol for crew changes at Malta­­­ received positively by shipowner and crewing managers.


Transport Malta, which is the government authority responsible for maritime affairs, had imposed very strict conditions for crew changes to be affected in Malta at the outbreak of the corona virus epidemy way back in March. These conditions made it practically impossible for foreign crew to disembark in Malta and for relieving crew to travel to Malta.


This has now been changed through the publication of a new protocol that permits crew changes, under certain conditions, both for EU and non-EU national. Our company is proud to have already handled successfully a number of crew changes and lends its support to the efforts of the Maltese government to find effective solutions to the humanitarian problem faced by crews when it comes to repatriation.


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