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CHAPTER 27 Malta

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

27 Malta Dr. Richard Camilleri & Dr. Ivan Vella Mamo TCV Advocates, Palazzo Pietro Stiges, 90 Strait Street, Valletta, Malta. A. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY—PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OFLIFE AND PERSONAL INJURY Introduction The law relating to the limitation of liability for maritime claims in Malta has recently been significantly revised following Malta’s ratification of the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 as amended by the Protocol of 1996 thereto (hereinafter “the Limitation Convention”). Incidentally, it was Malta’s ratification that secured the entry into force of the Limitation Convention. 1 Malta’s ratification of the Limitation Convention is empowered by Article 375 (1) of the Merchant Shipping Act of Malta 2 (hereinafter “the MSA”).

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