Malta’s maritime activity centres around its two main international ports – the Valletta Grand Harbour and the Port of Marsaxlokk. Both are capable of providing a comprehensive package of maritime services.


The Mediterranean Maritime Research and Training Centre was founded by the Malta Maritime Pilots with the primary objective of providing simulator and handS-on training in ship-handling techniques.


We offer a vast conveyance service in both inshore and offshore waters that includes crew changes, personnel transfers, delivery of ship spare parts, delivery of provisions, filming services and much more.


The Malta Maritime Pilots Cooperative has a fleet of pilot boats built to the highest standards. These have excellent sea keeping abilities and can operate in all weather conditions (up to force 8-9) and in over 5m wave heights.



The role of the Malta Maritime Pilots is crucial for the efficiency, safety and economic aspect of the Maltese Ports. With a good co-operation established between all parties involved with the day to day running of our ports, we are committed to giving our utmost efficiency to guide ships in and out of our ports, having special regard to the safety and environmental aspects as well as to render the service in conformity with the Laws of Malta. In order to keep a high standard of work output, our main objective is continuous professional development, but also delivering our experience to new joining Pilots to further enhance our competence at present and in the future.

Capt. Jesmond Mifsud , Chief Pilot
2507, 2014

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. [...]