Port and Ship Agency

Ship Husbandry and Port Agency Services

Offering a 24/7 service to all our clients’ requirements for their ships’ calls to Maltese ports, receiving services offshore Malta or calling for dry-docking or afloat repairs.

Conveyance services that include crew changes, delivery of supplies, provisions and spares, to maintenance and repairs services. We can provide a vast array of professional launch services available 24/7. Medsea has been handling port and offshore calls in Malta, including ship to ship (STS) operations for more than 20 years.

Our services include :

  • Pre-arrival reporting and authorizations for ships arrival inside territorial waters
  • Provision of berth, handling equipment and stevedores (in case of a cargo operation)
  • Ship supplies and standard ship requirements
  • Provision of bunkers at competitive prices, supervision of physical delivery and the handling of samples. De-bunkering service, sludge and slops removals.
  • Cash to Master service
  • Full crew change service including processing of transit visas & OKTBs
  • Clearance and delivery of spares from airport to ship and vice versa
  • Provision of conveyance launches on 24/7 basis
  • Arrangements of marine surveys including on/off hire surveys
  • Diving services – Underwater inspections, propeller & hull cleaning
  • Ship to Ship (STS) operations – coordination and related services
  • Life raft servicing, repairs and certification
  • Fresh water supplies / Fresh water analysis and certification
  • On-shore / drydock / offshore repairs
  • Supply and delivery of cargo additives in IBCs
  • Supply and delivery of lub oils in bulk, in drums or IBCs
  • Technical attendance / assistance to surveyors, superintendents and service engineers
  • Medical assistance – disembarkation / hospital attendance / repatriation
  • Covid testing / PCR / Rapid antigen / tests and certification onshore and offshore service

Below pls find details for carrying out services both at outer & inner anchorage. Inner Anchorage WTW (within territorial waters).

Vessel may drop anchor in one of the designated anchorage areas around the island (see below). These are mainly used for bunkering and other off shore services. The designated area for Tankers and LNG vessels is primarily anchorage area 3, West if in ballast and East if laden.

Portnet / ISPS notification required – Eur 180
Anchorage dues applicable – fees based on vessel LOA per 24hrs or part thereof:
LOA 0 – 80m Eur 160 per 24hrs or part thereof
LOA 80 – 200m Eur 230 per 24hrs or part thereof
LOA 200+m Eur 350 per 24hrs or part thereof

Permits required for painting, underwater operations, lifeboat drills, etc, – Eur 50 for each permit
Bunker supply can be arranged in this area
Service launch available 24/7. (pls see attached tariff)

Outer Anchorage OTW (Outside Territorial Waters).

This is a free anchorage zone. Vessel may drop anchor 12.5 miles E – NE off Valletta Fairway buoy (In vicinity of position 35°56’28.76″N 14°51’22.54″E).
NO Portnet / ISPS notification required.
NO Anchorage dues applicable

NO Permits required for painting, underwater operations, lifeboat drills, etc, etc. – International rules apply.
Bunker supply can be arranged in this area – subject to prior agreement with bunker suppliers.
Service launch available 24/7. (pls see attached tariff)

Contact us for a PFDA for your intended call.

Contact the MEDSEA – Port and Ship Agency

Email: ops@medsea.com.mt
Tel: (+356) 2558 0250
Mob: (+356) 7923 5199 / (+356) 7903 7661

Simon Cachia