Field research in Malta

01 January , 2016

Dr. Adriana Padovan undertook field research in Malta from 14th until 18th November 2017. Meetings were held with the representatives of the Malta Transport Authority, specialised law firms and the local marinas. In addition, dr. Padovan visited the IMO International Maritime Law Institute and its specialised library. The aim of this field research was to collect the relevant sources (legislation, case law, selfregulation, rules of practice) of Maltese law and practice related to marina operator's liability, contracts of berth, status of marinas as ports, and other topics examined within the project for the purpose of comparative analysis.

Meetings and interviews were held with:

Dr. Robert Vassallo, legal representative of the Authority for Transport in Malta

Ms. Sara Gauci Carlton, commercial manager, Msida & Ta'Xbiex Marina, Creek Developments Plc

Ing. Albert Bonnici, manager, Kalkara Boatyard & Marina Co Ltd

Ms. Giti Adibi, marina manager, Roland Marina, S&D Yachts 

Dr. Ivan Vella, Dr. Anndrea Moran, Vella Advocates Law Firm

Dr. Ann Fenech, Fenech and Fenech Advocates


An interview through our written questionnaire for marina operators was held with:

Mr. Will Edwards, Laguna Marina, Valletta Cruise Port, Mersenne Marinas Ltd.