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1. Application for a Nautical Licence

2. Application for an Instructor Nautical Licence

1. What does it entail to get a nautical licence?

Para 29 (1) of the Small Ships Regulations state that no person shall drive any
mechanically driven small ship equipped with an engine or engines of a combined
power of, or exceeding 30 H.P., or tow any person for the purpose of water-skiing, in
the internal and territorial waters of Malta unless he/she is in possession of a
Nautical Licence.
In order to apply for a nautical licence one must:
Be over 18 years old;
Competent to drive a mechanically driven small ship;
have a Maltese residential address
Steps to get a Nautical licence:
It is required to attend a Basic Seamanship & Safe Boathandling Course at any of
the 5 Training Facilities recognised by Transport Malta.
The Authority may consider other certificates/qualifications of equivalent or higher
competency levels in order to issue a Nautical licence.
On completion of the above-mentioned Course, one must apply for the Nautical
Licence examination at MCAST. Once the applicant has sat successfully for his/her
examination and obtained proof of such from MCAST, one is to call personally at the
Small Ships Office, Port & Yachting Directorate Transport Malta, Marsa and on
submission of the under mentioned documents together with the presentation of
his/her I.D. card or passport he/she may apply for the licence:

Certificate from Mcast;

two recent coloured passport size photos

A fee of Eur 23.29 is applicable for the issuance of a Nautical licence.

A nautical licence is valid for a period of 10 years. Prior to the expiry of the validity
of such Nautical licence, the Authority will inform and instruct client regarding
renewal accordingly.
Reprint of a Nautical Licence
Client may apply for a reprint of his/her nautical licence as shown hereunder: Lost/Stolen Licence
Client is to submit: -

Police report or Affidavit wherein there would be stated that the Nautical
licence had been lost/stolen;

I.D. Card; and

two recent coloured passport size photos.

Change of address
Client is to submit:

current nautical licence;

I.D. card showing the new address;

two coloured passport size photos

Applicant is to call personally at the Small Ships Office, Ports & Yachting Directorate
Transport Malta, Marsa and on submission of the above documentation, a re-print is
issued against an applicable fee or Euro 10.
2. In order to obtain an Instructors Nautical Licence
A person may act as an instructor in the driving of a mechanically driven small ship
or in water skiing only if he/she is in possession of an instructors nautical licence
issued by the Authority.
Applicant must:

be holder of a nautical licence for the past two (2) years; or

in possession of equivalent or higher recognized certification; and

provide evidence of at least five (5) years experience in water sports

The applicant is to call personally at the Small Ships Office, Ports & Yachting
Directorate, Transport Malta, Marsa with the following documents to apply for the
instructors licence:

I.D. Card or passport;

two coloured passport size photos;

Reference letter from a Transport Malta recognized water skiing school

specifying the teaching competence in this respect.
A fee of Eur 69.88 is applicable.

The Malta Transport Authority website

Annex 1 Training Facilities to deliver the Nautical licence course