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Passenger Transport by Sea

Transport Malta is the authority that regulates and promotes the use of water transport which includes ferries and water taxis as an alternativee, cost-effective and environment friendly mode of passenger transportation.

The objectives of waterborne transport are to reduce road transport and associated pollution and therefore contributes to the safeguarding of our environment.

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Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010

Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway becomes applicable on 18 December 2012.

  • It provides for a minimum set of rights for passengers travelling
  • on passenger services where the port of embarkation is situated in a Member State,
  • on passenger services operated by Union carriers from a port situated in a third country to a port situated in a Member State and
  • on a cruise where the port of embarkation is situated in a Member State.

The Regulation does however, not apply to certain categories of waterborne transport services.

Please click here for further information on this Regulation.