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Flag State Endorsements

Flag State Endorsements:

The amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978 require all officers serving on board ships going to sea and holding certificates of competency not issued by the flag Administration of the ship to hold an endorsement attesting recognition by such Administration for their certificate of competency.

The original Maltese Endorsement, together with the relevant Certificate of Competency, in original,  must be carried on board vessel at all times.

Applications for Maltese Endorsements for officers serving on Malta flagged ships must be submitted to the Merchant Shipping Directorate on the appropriate form.  Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A copy of the certificate of competency (COC) and the STCW endorsement attesting the issue of the said certificate (certificate of endorsement may be incorporated in the Certificate of Competency;
  • if a GMDSS endorsement is required, a copy of the GMDSS Certificate, including the relevant STCW endorsement;
  • if a chemical, gas or oil tanker is required:
    • copy of the familiarisation course completion certificate; and
    • copy of the chemical, gas or oil tanker training certificate as the case may be;
  • Copy of valid Passport or Seaman's Record Book or official Identity Card (proof of identification showing details of applicant);
  • One passport size colour photograph – Photographs are to be taken in full face and should be of clear exposure
  • A copy of the Medical Fitness Certificate issued in accordance with ILO / IMO regulations.  Maltese Medical form can be issued.

In case of a lost flag state endorsement, a declaration signed by the applicant confirming that the flag state endorsement (number of such endorsement is specified) has been lost must be submitted together with all the above requirements.

The fee payable to the Administration for the Maltese Endorsement is €60 per application, payable upon filing of application.  In case of a re-issue/Lost flag state endorsement the fee payable is €30 per application.

Upon submission of the application and the relevant documents, an acknowledgment is issued by the administration valid for three months proofing that an application has been filed for a Maltese Endorsement and that such application is being processed.  Officers would be permitted to serve on board such acknowledgment.

We offer our services for the filing of applications for Maltese Endorsements, at the Merchant Shipping Directorate, on behalf of clients.  Please note that all the above mentioned requirements can forwarded to us via as attachments in PDF format via e-mail to our crew certification department on email address crewcert@gmint.com

After issuance of an acknowledgment of application, the Merchant Shipping Directorate will contact the relevant administrations issuing the certificates to obtain authentications.  Upon receipt of the authentications directly from the relevant administrations, a flag state endorsement can be issued. 

Yacht Registration

Flag State Endorsements

Flag State Endorsements:

The amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping 1978 require all officers serving on board ships going to sea and holding certificates of competency not issued by the flag Administration of the ship to hold an endorsement attesting recognition by such Administration for their certificate of competency.

The original Maltese Endorsement, together with the relevant Certificate of Competency, in original,  must be carried on board vessel at all times.

Applications for Maltese Endorsements for officers serving on Malta flagged ships must be submitted to the Merchant Shipping Directorate on the appropriate form.  Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A copy of the certificate of competency (COC) and the STCW endorsement attesting the issue of the said certificate (certificate of endorsement may be incorporated in the Certificate of Competency;
  • if a GMDSS endorsement is required, a copy of the GMDSS Certificate, including the relevant STCW endorsement;
  • if a chemical, gas or oil tanker is required:
    • copy of the familiarisation course completion certificate; and
    • copy of the chemical, gas or oil tanker training certificate as the case may be;
  • Copy of valid Passport or Seaman's Record Book or official Identity Card (proof of identification showing details of applicant);
  • One passport size colour photograph – Photographs are to be taken in full face and should be of clear exposure
  • A copy of the Medical Fitness Certificate issued in accordance with ILO / IMO regulations.  Maltese Medical form can be issued.

In case of a lost flag state endorsement, a declaration signed by the applicant confirming that the flag state endorsement (number of such endorsement is specified) has been lost must be submitted together with all the above requirements.

The fee payable to the Administration for the Maltese Endorsement is €60 per application, payable upon filing of application.  In case of a re-issue/Lost flag state endorsement the fee payable is €30 per application.

Upon submission of the application and the relevant documents, an acknowledgment is issued by the administration valid for three months proofing that an application has been filed for a Maltese Endorsement and that such application is being processed.  Officers would be permitted to serve on board such acknowledgment.

We offer our services for the filing of applications for Maltese Endorsements, at the Merchant Shipping Directorate, on behalf of clients.  Please note that all the above mentioned requirements can forwarded to us via as attachments in PDF format via e-mail to our crew certification department on email address crewcert@gmint.com

After issuance of an acknowledgment of application, the Merchant Shipping Directorate will contact the relevant administrations issuing the certificates to obtain authentications.  Upon receipt of the authentications directly from the relevant administrations, a flag state endorsement can be issued.