The Ports and Yachting Directorate notifies mariners that navigational restrictions will be established in The Grand Harbour, Valletta on the 20th January 2018, in connection with Valletta 18.

The restrictions consist of:

1. Exclusion Zone from Saturday 20th January 2018 at 1600 hours to Sunday 21st January 2018 at 0200 hours, within the area bounded by A, B, C, D and the intermediate coastline off Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC), shown hatched in red on the attached chart.

2. No loitering will be allowed in the Grand Harbour fairway as indicated on the attached chart. Furthermore, any vessels that are moored in the above areas are to be removed immediately. No vessel is to remain in these restricted areas on the above dates and time.

Mariners are to note the above and contact Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS on VHF Channel 12) for instructions prior to navigating in or out of the Grand Harbour on this date. Any instructions issued by Valletta Port Control (Valletta VTS on VHF Channel 12) and Maritime Enforcement Units in the area, are to be complied with.

Author: MMF