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Transport Malta: ROs must inform of non-compliant equipment onboard

Transport Malta reiterated the need of compliance with the Directive 2014/90/EU on Marine Equipment (MED). The Directive, inter alia, provides that recognised organisations shall inform the Directorate in cases where it is suspected that MED equipment placed onboard a Maltese ship is not compliant with the applicable requirements.

Transport Malta draws attention to wire ropes maintenance

Following three incident investigations, Transport Malta issued a notice to draw attention to the dangers of sheathed steel wires onboard ships due to restricted access to the wire rope for a thorough inspection and the possible factors for corrosion in wire ropes. 

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