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Inauguration of new €600,000 pilot boat and pilot station

The Malta Maritime Pilots today officially inaugurated the new Pilot Boat OHIO. This 40-foot pilot boat is the co-operative’s seventh pilot vessel and will help the maritime pilots strengthen its excellent service to Malta’s ports. Pilot Boat OHIO cost €600,000 and its assembling and finishing were done locally. Addressing a press conference at Malta Freeport, […]

Dates of STCW Ship Security Officer training course

The research and training arm of the the Malta Maritime Pilots, the Mediterranean Maritime Research and Training Centre, has announced the dates of the STCW Ship Security Officer training course that will be held in January 2014. Spread over three days, this training program is designed to give candidates an understanding of the role, duties […]

Libyan Pilots and Tug Masters train in Malta

Three Libyan Pilots and six Libyan Tug Masters have successfully completed training in general ship handling and general tug handling respectively. The group of foreign pilots and tug masters were the first foreigners to receive training at the state-of-the-art ship handling simulator at the Mediterranean Maritime Research and Training Centre in Marsa, Malta. The Minister […]

Full Blown Mission Bridge Simulator inaugurated

Malta is heavily involved in shipping and cannot afford a major accident. One of the effective ways to ensure safety of operation is Simulator training. To further improve the level of training needed, the Malta Maritime Pilots Coop invested in another Full Blown Mission Bridge simulator, that is designed to interact with the simulator (FBM1) […]

EMPA AGM hosted by the Malta Maritime Pilots

Around 100 delegates from 25 countries are meeting in Malta for the European Maritime Pilots’ Association (EMPA) 47th Annual General Meeting. The conference acts as a platform where creativity, opinions, views and ideas are exchanged between maritime pilots to continuously improve the technical proficiency of maritime pilots and further contribute towards innovation and safety of […]

MMRTC organises Specialised Tanker Training Programme (Liquified Gas)

The Mediterranean Maritime Research & Training Centre (MMRTC), in collaboration with the City of Glasgow College is organising a Specialised Tanker Training Programme (Liquified Gas) during March and April 2013. The first course will be starting on the 26th March 2013 and will have a duration of five days. The certificate will be issued by the City […]

€500,000 upgrade of Ship-Handling Simulator

The Malta Maritime Pilot Co-op Society Limited has signed a €500,000 agreement with Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) for the upgrade of the Compact Marine Ship Handling Simulator and for a new Safety Study for both Valletta & Marsaxlokk Port. MMRTC is an international hub for the training of maritime pilots, both local and foreign, […]

MMP presents commemorative plaque to Commander of HMS Illustrious

The HMS Illustrious this morning sailed into Valletta to begin a 5-day informal visit by the Response Force Task group (RFTG) in order to conduct Wider Regional Engagement. Soon after boarding the Helicopter and Commando Carrier, known affectionately by all aboard as Lusty, Malta Maritime Pilot Capt. Anthony Chetcuti presented a commemorative plaque to the […]

Replica Lanterns strenghten the infrastructure of the Breakwaters

The Malta Maritime Pilots Cooperative congratulated Transport Malta for a job well done on the re-construction and installation of the two lanterns adorning the entrance of the Grand Harbour. The cooperative said that the recent works “strenghten the infrastructure of the breakwater and improve the aesthetic appearance of Valletta as well as that of Grand […]

MMP signs 15-year exclusivity agreement with Transport Malta

All pilotage services in all of Malta’s and Gozo’s ports will be delivered by MMP. The Malta Maritime Pilots Cooperative signed a 15-year exclusivity agreement with Transport Malta, extending the current contract between the two parties, and enabling the cooperative to operate all pilotage services in Malta’s and Gozo’s ports in the next 15 years. […]

Public Consultation on the vocational training for pilots to launch in July

The Malta Maritime Pilots together with the three other partners of the CERTIPILOT projects will launch the public consultation on the vocational training framework for Maritime Pilots. The public consultation will be launched in Malta on the 20th July 2012. Pilots organisations, Port Authorities, Training Centres and all interested parts are invited to this consultation […]

The Malta Maritime Pilots Cooperative inaugurates €800,000 Pilot Boat

The Malta Maritime Pilots Co-operative inaugurated a new state-of-the art pilot boat named Foxtrot. This €800,000 investment will enhance the pilotage services offered in the Maltese ports. Chief Pilot Capt. Jesmond Mifsud said that due to the ever increasing demands and competitiveness of the cruise liner industry, the pilots took the initiative to invest in […]