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Maritime Consultancy & Marine Surveying - Capt. Reuben Lanfranco, BA (Crim), M. Jur (Int. Law), LLM (IMLI)
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Welcome to our website, where you can learn all the latest news and keep in touch regarding Maritime Consultancy Services and Marine Surveys which we provide. We hope you will find the information useful and contact us if you need any additional information.
 
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Capt. Reuben Lanfranco
Maritime Consultant & Marine Surveyor
 
 
Malta's geographic position in the centre of the Mediterranean makes it the ideal hub for shipping and yachting activities. With hundreds of ships going through the Mediterranean every day, the sea has always been important for the economy of the island.  Before venturing out to sea, whether for business or pleasure, one must be aware of the numerous, laws, conventions, and other requirements in force and be fully compliant with them.
 
 
Sailing Tips: 
 
How to send a Marine Radio Distress Call.
 
Use only if in grave or imminent danger:
 
Make an emergency announcement using SSB 2182, 4125, 6215, 8291 or VHF Ch 16
 
 
“MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY”

“THIS IS (name of vessel & call sign)” 3 TIMES

“MAYDAY (name of vessel & call sign)”

Detail specific information about your position and situation
 
Give vessel’s position in degrees & minutes of latitude and longitude or bearings & distance relative to a well-known geographical feature

Explain nature of distress & the kind of assistance required

Provide any other information which may assist rescuers – numbers of persons on board, description of vessel, life-raft, EPIRB
 
 
 
 
Remember to always carry extra water and food provisions when you are out at sea and to inform close relatives or friends of your whereabouts from time to time.
 
Always carry out a pre-sea check on your vessel prior to casting off.  Make sure that everything on board is in good working order (including yourself!!).
 
 
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