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Notices of Wrecks, Abandoned and Derelict Vessels

Notification of a Derelict Vessel - Unnamed

The Authority for Transport in Malta (Authority) hereby notifies that a motorboat has been found around 30 nautical miles towards the North of Malta on 12th September 2022. The available distinguishing details are the following:

- 6m length overall and 2.3m beam
- Unnamed and without any registration marks
- White
- Equipped with an outboard motor make Hidea; model HD75FHL-D; with the serial number VELGAFL0002; and having the power of 75HP.

This motorboat was towed to Malta and was kept in a boatyard in Mosta by the finder, who filed a Police Report at the Qawra Police Station. On 8th February 2024, the motorboat was handed over to the Authority.

In terms of Article 331 of the Merchant Shipping Act (Chapter 234 of the Laws of Malta), a receiver of wreck has been appointed to take possession of and deal with this motorboat in terms of law, including the possibility of finding its legitimate and lawful owner or selling such. The receiver of wreck is the Harbour Master within the Ports and Yachting Directorate of the Authority.

The legitimate and lawful owner of this motorboat is invited to communicate with the Harbour Master on the following contact details:

- +356 25555000

The legitimate and lawful owner must communicate within one year from the date of this notice and must establish his right and claim to the satisfaction of the receiver of wreck; and must pay salvage, fees and other expenses due before the motorboat is delivered up to him.

This notice has been published in the Government Gazette No. 21,200 of 1st March 2024 in terms of Article 335 of the Merchant Shipping Act and shall remain valid and in force for one year from its date, unless the motorboat is disposed of before in terms of law. In terms of Article 338, the Government of Malta shall be entitled to all wreck which remains unclaimed by the lawful owner for more than a year from the date of this notice.

Photos of this motorboat can be found on the following link.  The Government Gazette is accessible through the following link.

 4th March 2024


Sale of Vessel - MV PATHFINDER

Transport Malta is notifying the general public of the sale tale quale of a vessel Pathfinder currently moored at Sliema Creek, Marsamxett Habour. The specifications of the vessel are shown below.
Type of Ship: Pleasure Yacht
Propulsion: Motor
Materia I: Wood
Length overall: 24.60m
Breadth: 7.50m
Depth: 3.20m
Gross Tonnage: 94.46
Year of Build: 1960

Two main engines
Type: Propulsion
Make: General Motors (Detriot)
Power: 550 hp / 410.30 Kw
No. of Cylinders: 8
Fuel type: Diesel

The vessel may be viewed at the
above-mentioned site on Monday 29th April 2024 at 10:00am. Those Interested in viewing the vessel are required to call on telephone number 25554423 or send an email on by not later than Friday 26th April 2024 so that the necessary viewing arrangements can be made.
Quotations are to be sent by email on by not later than Friday 3rd May 2024.
Those interested in submitting a bid are to obtain a bidding form on the date of the viewing or download such from the following link: PATHFINDER
The bidding form will include all the relevant details for making a submission.
The preferred bidder will be required to make the necessary arrangements to take over and transfer the vessel from the site within one week following confirmation of the offer. Any and all expenses shaII be borne by the preferred bidder.
The Authority is not stating or otherwise confirming that this vessel will be registered with any one of its national maritime registers. Registration and related issues, required documentation and applicable expenses shall be at the sole responsibility of the preferred bidder.

MV Pathfinder Pic