Hong Kong Ship Registry

MTMM HK provides ships registration service to ship Owners and Demise Charters in Hong Kong.

A representative person must be appointed for Hong Kong registered ship.A representative person must be:

  • A qualified person and the owner or part owner of the ship, or 
  • A body corporate incorporated in Hong Kong engaging in the business of managing, or acting as agent for ships.

The first registration fee for a ship is determined according to its Gross Tonnage (GT).

First Registration Fee (based on GT  
Gross Tonnage of Ships Registration Fee (HK$)
500GT or below 3,500
over 500GT 15,000

 

The annual tonnage charge for a ship is determined referring to its Net Tonnage (NT). The charge would not exceed HK$77,500.

Annual Tonnage Fee (based on NT)  
Net Tonnage of Ships Fee (HK$)
1,000 or below 1,500
5,000 1,500
10,000 33,000
15,000 50,500
20,000 65,500
24,000 and upwards 77,500

 

Flow Chart for Ship Registration Procedures

Requisite documents for Owner Registration

Documents to be submitted for Owner Registration

*Provisional registration is not a prerequisite for full registration.

 

Documents to be submitted

Require

Remarks

Application form (Form No. RS/A1)

Original

 

Declaration of Entitlement to own a ship registered in Hong Kong (Form No.RS/D3) made by Ship Owner

Original

* For ship under joint ownership, a separate Declaration of Entitlement (Form RS/D3a) must be made by each of the joint owners

Form of Authority (Form No. M.O.812)

Original

* for attorney to sign application form and making declarations pursue to delegation from company director and/or company secretary.

Identity Document of Ship Owner

Identity card (for individual owner) or

Certificate of Incorporation or Registration (for corporate owner)

Certified copy

* Copy being certified by subject individual/Company director, or company Secretary, lawyer or Registrar.

Identity Document of Ship Representative Person

Certificate of Incorporation or Registration and Memorandum of Association (for corporate Representative Person)

Certified copy

* Copy being certified by subject individual/Company director or company Secretary, lawyer, Registrar.

Declaration of Marking or Certificate of Marking (Form No. RS/S1)

Original or Copy

* Original to be submitted within 30 days from date of registration

Certificate of Survey (COS) – Form No. SUR59E

Original or Copy

* Original COS must be submitted within 30 days from date of registration.

* Certified copy of ITC issued by former flag state is acceptable as substitute of COS for provisional registration.

Evidence of deletion (require for ship reflagging to Hong Kong) * acceptable evidences include :

  • a certificate of deletion from the last registry of the ship, or
  • a permission or document from the ship’s current registry to consent for deletion of the ship from their registry; or
  • a certified copy of the application made by the current owner of the ship for the deletion of the ship from its current registry.

Original or Certified copy

* Original Certificate of Deletion must be submitted within 30 days from date of registration.

Certificate of Ownership (must show no registered encumbrance for the ship)

* Not applicable to new ship or reflagging ship without change of ownership

Copy

* Certificate of Ownership must be issued within 14 days previous to the date of registration.

Title document

  • Builder’s Certificate for a new ship; or
  • Duly executed “Bill of Sale” for ship acquired from purchasing transaction
  • Court Order for auctioned ship
  • Certificate of Ownership (issued by the current registry of the ship) for reflagging ship without change of ownership

*  Ship with mortgage brought forward from it’s current registry should provide with consent from it’s mortgagee for reflagging into the Hong Kong Register of Ships.

 

 

Original

 

 

* Power of Attorney should be provided to form a completed set of title document should the title document is being executed by an attorney.

* Certificate of Ownership must be issued within 14 days previous to the date of registration.

* Copy of the document can be accepted for provisional registration.

Notes

  • If the ship is concurrently registering in more than one register, evidences of deletion and certificates of ownership from each of the registers are required.
  • The last registration of the ship should be deleted upon the successfully registration of the ship on the Hong Kong Register of Ships

Demise Charter (Bareboat Charter) Registration

Documents to be submitted for Demise Charter Registration

*Provisional registration is not a prerequisite for full registration.

 

Documents to be submitted

Require

Remarks

Application form (Form No. RS/A1)

Original

 

Declaration of Entitlement to own a ship registered in Hong Kong (Form No.RS/D6) made by Demise Charterer

Original

* Attached with copy of completed set of the executed Charter Party with consent for the ship to register in Hong Kong

Form of Authority (Form No. M.O.812)

Original

* For attorney to sign application form and making declarations pursue to delegation from company director and/or company secretary.

Identity Document of Demise Charter

Identity card (for individual owner) or

Certificate of Incorporation or Registration (for corporate owner)

Certified copy

* Copy being certified by subject ompany director, or company secretary, lawyer or registrar.

Identity Document of Ship Owner

Certificate of Incorporation or Registration (for corporate owner)

Certified copy

* Copy being certified by subject Company director, company Secretary, lawyer or Registrar.

Identity Document of Ship Representative Person

Certificate of Incorporation or Registration and Memorandum of Association (for corporate Representative Person)

Certified copy

* Copy being certified by subject individual/Company director or company Secretary, lawyer, Registrar.

Declaration of Marking or Certificate of Marking (Form No. RS/S1)

Original or Copy

* Original to be submitted within 30 days from date of registration

Certificate of Survey (COS) – Form No. SUR59E

Original or Copy

* Original COS must be submitted within 30 days from date of registration.

* Certified copy of ITC issued by former flag state is acceptable as substitute of COS for provisional registration.

Evidence of deletion (require for ship reflagging to Hong Kong) * acceptable evidences include :

  • a certificate of deletion from the last registry of the ship, or
  • a permission or document from the ship’s current registry to consent for deletion of the ship from their registry; or
  • a certified copy of the application made by the current owner of the ship for the deletion of the ship from its current registry.

Original or Certified copy

* Original Certificate of Deletion must be submitted within 30 days from date of registration.

Certificate of Ownership (must show no registered encumbrance for the ship)

* Not applicable to new ship or reflagging ship without change of ownership

Copy

* Certificate of Ownership must be issued within 14 days previous to the date of registration.

Title document

  • Builder’s Certificate for a new ship; or
  • Duly executed “Bill of Sale” for ship acquired from purchasing transaction
  • Court Order for auctioned ship
  • Certificate of Ownership (issued by the current registry of the ship) for reflagging ship without change of ownership

*  Ship with mortgage brought forward from it’s current registry should provide with consent from it’s mortgagee for reflagging into the Hong Kong Register of Ships.

 

 

Original

 

 

* Power of Attorney should be provided to form a completed set of title document should the title document is being executed by an attorney.

* Certificate of Ownership must be issued within 14 days previous to the date of registration.

* Copy of the document can be accepted for provisional registration.

Notes

  • If the ship is concurrently registering in more than one register, evidences of deletion and certificates of ownership from each of the registers are required.
  • The last registration of the ship should be deleted upon the successfully registration of the ship on the Hong Kong Register of Ships

 

 

Hong Kong Office

Address
Rm. 311, New East Ocean Centre,
9 Science Museum Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,
HONG KONG - CHINA

Phones

Telephone:  (852) 2528-9338
Main Fax:  (852) 2520-2509
Private Fax:  (852) 2529-0563

Emails

HK Agency Service: general@mtmm.com.hk,
mtmm@mtmm.com.hk
Protective Agency Service: protective@mtmm.com.hk
Accounting:  accounts@mtmm.com.hk

Contact Persons

Hong Kong Agency Service
Steven Suen - Operation Manager 94697620
Benny Chan - Boarding Officer 61413321
Nathan Hon - Boarding Officer 97528186
Patricia Ng - Operation Assistant 96620923
 
Protective Agency Service and HK Ship Registry
Johnny Lau 93097285
 
Admin. and Accounting
Bingo Lui - Director 91939703
YY Lui - Accounting Officer 98883188