Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 November, 2023 at 6:23 pm by Andre Camilleri
Dr Ivan Tabone was appointed Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen for Transport Malta within the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects.
The appointment comes into effect on Friday 1 December 2023.
Dr Tabone graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta before furthering his legal studies by reading for a Masters Degree in Maritime Law at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI).
Dr Tabone occupied the position of Deputy Chief Officer within the Merchant Shipping Directorate of the Authority for Transport in Malta for the past seven years. He possesses a strong dedication to the human element within the maritime sector and has held the position of Head of the Seafarer Department. In this role, he oversees critical responsibilities such as seafarer training, certification, and welfare. Additionally, Dr. Tabone has been entrusted with numerous specialised projects conducted periodically. Furthermore, Dr. Tabone’s extensive expertise has afforded him the opportunity to actively engage with international bodies. He has repeatedly represented his organisation on international platforms, including the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the European Commission, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Transport Malta Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Borg wishes all the success to Dr Ivan Tabone in his new post and would to to thank Mr Ivan Sammut, for his tireless work throughout the years while taking this opporuntiy to congratulate Mr Sammut in his new appointment as the Head of Office of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre (REMPEC).