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Marina Rules

Max speed: 3 Knots
Keep right when in transit

No barbecues anywhere in the marina

View the Bye-Laws of the Msida & Ta’Xbiex Marinas

Mooring System & Utility Pedestals

Mooring system. To pick up a mooring, yachts should reverse into a berth, using a boat hook to pick up the mooring ropes attached to the pontoons. Tie up the stern of the boat first, before securing the bow with the forward end of the same rope. In some of the annual berths, boat owners have buoyed their ropes to make them easier to pick up. Keep the extra rope between bow and stern out of the water while berthed, to avoid excessive algal growth on the ropes.

Temporary boats allocated to annual berths, are requested not to alter any non-standard rope configurations they may encounter, and to inform the Marina Office immediately in the event of damaged or absent ropes.

Utility Pedestals: The new pontoons are equipped with water and electricity pedestals, accessed through pre-paid fob keys available from the marina office. Pedestals on the Breakwater, Mamma Mia Quay, Pontoons F,G, M, N and O have 32 Amp sockets, whereas pedestals on all other pontoons have 16 Amp sockets. Electricity is charged at EUR 0.27 per kw/h and water is charged at EUR 6.00 per 1000Lt, both inclusive of 18% VAT. Download instructions for use of the water and electricity pedestals.  Click to TopUp Online

Harbour Lights

There is a starboard light on the end of the breakwater at the entrance to the marina.  Vessels should keep to starboard when navigating in the marina.

Hazards

Due to the mooring system, anchoring is not permitted anywhere in the marina

Security

Marina Assistants are on duty 24 x 7, but yacht owners are reminded to take reasonable precautions against theft,  lock their vessels when absent, and not leave any items unsecured. Do not leave equipment such as hosepipes and extension cables on the pontoons when leaving the boat or taking the boat out of the marina.  All thefts, however small, should be reported to the police and a copy of the police report passed to the Marina Office. Anyone witnessing suspicious or anti-social behaviour should immediately inform the Marina Assistants on 7933 7249.

Emergency Equipment

There are three fire-fighting cabinets on each pontoon, containing fire extinguishers, fire blankets and first aid kits. In the event of noticing a fire on any boat, call 112 first, then tackle the fire, only if it is safe to do so.

Life rings are on each SOS pedestal and pull-down ladders for emergency exit from the sea are available on the pontoon directly behind each SOS pedestal.

Dowload a copy of the Msida & Ta’Xbiex Marina Emergency Plan

Accidents and emergencies
Call 112, giving the name of the pontoon, the side of the marina (Msida or Ta’ Xbiex) and the berth number.

Waste Disposal, Bunkering and Sewerage

Download the Waste Management Plan for the Msida & Ta’Xbiex Marinas

Domestic Garbage: domestic garbage from boats may be disposed of in the skips provided at the entrance to each pontoon. The skips are for the use of boat owners within the marina ONLY.

Recycling Bins: There are three bring-in sites for disposal of glass, metal, paper and plastic in the marina area – see map above for locations

Waste oils: Drums are provided for the disposal of waste oils in the locations shown on the maps

Oil filters/oily rags/jerrycans are classified as hazardous waste. Unfortunately, due to the very high cost of disposal of such items, and misuse by unauthorized individuals, the Marina does not have receptacles for hazardous waste at this time. Yacht owners are requested to use the services of licensed mechanics, and insist on proper disposal of hazardous waste, or dispose correctly of their own hazardous waste by taking it to the Civic Amenity Sites. The nearest sites are at Mriehel and Maghtab. Alternatively, yacht owners may contact the Marina Office for collection of such waste.

Sewerage: Large quantities of sewage may be disposed of by road tanker, ordered through the Marina Office against a fee.

Bunkering: Only Road Tankers which are authorised by Transport Malta to carry out bunkering operations may suppy fuel to yachts berthed in the marina. A list of authorised fuel carriers is available here. Private bunkering through the use of jerrycans is not permitted for safety reasons. Yacht owners are reminded that the fuel carrier is responsible for any fuel spills that take place and that they must ensure all adequate measures are taken to avoid such spills. In the event of a spill, the Marina Office is to be informed immediately.

Complaints: In the unlikely event of inadequacy of the waste disposal facilities, download and complete a Complaints Form.