There are 3 main ways to get clearance to of Maldives;
The easiest way and the faster way to enter Maldives would be to get clearance from Ports of Male'. This is the main Ports to Maldives and the Capital City of Maldives where all the commercial activities take place. There are other two ports where clearance can be obtained. Those are to the north, Uligamu Port and the South Gan Port.
Port of Male?
Pilot embarkation and disembarkation position is Latitude: 04 10.5N Longitude: 73 30.5E
UNCTAD Code: MV MLE
Time Zone: GMT+
Maximum Draft: Over 10meters.
Pilot boarding position is Long 073 32.00(E) Lat 01 10.00(N) Port Control Vessel calling Maldives Ports shouls send ETA message 48 hours in advance as per Port Circular MPA-H-99-02. Vessela approaching Male Port should contact habour Control on VHF channel 10, 2 hours prior to arrival at the Pilot Boarding Groud. Maldives Cost Guard maintain watch on channel 16 on 24hrs a day, and hence you are expected to adhere the following.
As you anchor, Coastguard will board with a pilot for security clearance, followed by Maldives customs officers, Immigrations officers and Port Health Officers followed by Lets Go Maldives/ port Harbor Officers for inward clearance. Changing anchorage position for any reason should be informed to the port before moving and just anchoring in new position.
All Vessels after receiving out-ward clearance should inform habour control before moving and sailing. Immobilization and hot work should be done on vessel after obtaining permission from port. Permission has to be obtained by Maldives Customs for clearance formalities and for loading and unloading of goods.
The International codes of signal flags could be used. Vessels entering Maldives should display international quarantine flag until Ports Authority's health officials grant heath clearance. All vessels must also display original country flag along with Maldivian flag from 0600 - 1800hrs.
Crusinf withing the Maldives
We provide the permission for crusing in the exotic Maldives Islands with the Maldivian water. We need at least 3-7 working days to get permission from relevant concerned authorities.