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Understanding Social Security on a Malta Flagged Vessel

Have you started working onboard a vessel flying the Maltese flag and noticed approximately €50 per week taken out of your salary?  No need for alarm, this is your Malta Social Security contribution.

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Reminder - The CIC on STCW Port State Inspections will begin 1 September

Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW by the Tokyo and Paris MOU starts 1 Sept 22

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Clarifying CyberSecurity for Yachts

Currently the IMO requires all Yachts over 500 gross ton to have a cyber security plan in their ISM, but the guidelines aren’t very clear.  We asked Alex Bayeux, founder of YachtCyberSafe to shed some light on the subject.

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Malta now issuing CoC's for Master under 3000 GT

The Maltese Flag is now issuing Master on Yachts less than 3000GT Reg. II/2.

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UPDATE - Installation of Mooring Buoys

Four Buoys are now available for mooring in Cannes and Golfe-Juan!

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New PYA Partner - Aquator Marine

Aquator Marine was founded based on the belief that the power of yacht management software is becoming increasingly more essential. Its mission is to revolutionize the way people manage their yachts in a safer, more cost-effective and interactive way.

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REG and IMO issue statements about Fraudulent COC's

The Red Ensign Group (REG) and the International Maritime Association (IMO) have both issued statements regarding the rumoured fraudulent certificates issued by the Montserrat Yachting Association (MYA)

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Increase in Tolls for the Panama Canal transit

It is now official that the increase of Tolls for the Panama Canal transit starts in January 1st, 2023 and is divided into 3 parts (January 1st, 2023, January 1st, 2024 and January 1st, 2025).

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New PYA Partner – MaritimeMT

MaritimeMT opened in 2010 initially to provide training to the Malta Maritime Pilots and in 2015 the Training Centre started offering its services to all seafarers and shore-based personnel. 

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The Flag State and the Seafarer

For those of you that have been in yachting for a while, you’ll know all about the flag states. But for those that need an introduction, this is essentially the ‘nationality’ of the yacht. For example, if it is registered in the Isle of Man, the yacht will be governed by the laws of the Isle of Man, so as you can imagine, it’s a relatively important decision for the owner to make, not to mention the fiscal implications of the country that they choose.

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