The focal point for Maritime Security is the Permanent Secretary - Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure. The focal point has appointed a coordinator for Maritime Security Compliance
Coordinator National Maritime Security Compliance Monitoring
The Coordinator and his office are the link between the Focal Point and the Designated Authority and all other Maritime Authorities.
The Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure is the Minsitry responsible for shipping and ports. The duties and functions of this focal point are to serve as a contact point for Malta and other states and to facilitate, follow up and inform on the application of the maritime security measures laid down in these regulations.
Appointment of Designated Authority
The Maltese Designated Authority for the Contracting Government is the Authority for Transport in Malta. The Office of the Port Security which will act as the focal point for the Authority. The Coordinator for the National Maritime Security (Compliance) Monitoring is Prof. David Attard (see contact details below).
Duties of Designated Authority
Amongst other duties, the authority shall ensure that with respect to each port facility within the ports and territorial limits of Malta, port facility security assessments are carried out, reviewed and approved; and port facility security plans are developed, implemented,, maintained and approved.
Maritime Security Compliance Monitoring Unit
This Unit is responsible for the compliance monitoring of port facilities Ports and National Administration regarding ISPS Code, implementation and EU Regulations and Directives on Port Security. Communication is effected by faxes, emails, local phones and mobile phones.
(Coordinator) National Maritime Security Compliance Monitoring Unit
Prof. David Attard
Tel: +356 2291 4561
Mob: +356 7943 4320
Port Security Officer (PSO) for all Ports in Malta and Gozo - Port Security Officer PYD
Mr. Patrick Pollacco
Tel: +356 2291 4400
Mob: +356 9942 1575
Merchant Shipping Directorate
Malta Transport Centre
Xatt L-Ghassara Ta' L-Gheneb
Marsa MRS 1917
Tel: +356 21 250 360
Capt. Mark Chapelle
Mobile No.: +356 9949 4318
Mr. Ray Aquilina
Tel: +356 21250360
Mobile No.: +356 9943 4318
Fax: +356 21241 1460
Tel: +356 2122 2203
Mr. Patrick Pollacco PSO
Mob: +356 99421575
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