Transport Malta has announced the entry of the Passenger Yacht Code on 25 May through MS Notice 171.

A Passenger Yacht, registered under the Malta Flag, shall meet SOLAS and other applicable Conventions’ requirements. In lieu of certain disproportionally onerous Conventions’ requirements the Passenger Yacht may meet the requirements of the PYC which includes a number of dedicated equivalencies.

This Code is specifically designed and intended for Passenger Yachts, which carry more than 12 passengers up to 36 passengers, which carry not more than 200 persons, which do not carry cargo and which are engaged on international voyages.

The PYC Code and Synopsis may be downloaded from the following links:

https://www.transport.gov.mt/Passenger-Yacht-Code-PYC.pdf-f6340

https://www.transport.gov.mt/Passenger-Yacht-Code-PYC-Synopsis.pdf-f6339