Change of Ownership, Amending Registration or Full Registration
Changing the ownership of a vessel already registered at Ports of Jersey
The vendor must complete a bill of sale and the purchaser must complete a declaration of eligibility.
If the vessel is to be company owned, a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation must also be provided by the new owner and an appointment of authorised officer form. These forms must be returned to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry and the prescribed fee.
Following the death of a registered owner, contact the Ships’ Registry for personal service.
Changing the name of a vessel
If you want to change the name of your currently registered vessel, you must complete an application form for change of name, and return it to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry for amending and the prescribed fee.
Applying for a duplicate / replacement Certificate of Registry
If you have lost your Certificate or if it has become illegible, you may apply for a replacement by completing an application form and paying the prescribed fee.
If the vessel is owned by a company the form must be completed by the current nominated authorised officer.
Change an address / engine / authorised officer / representative person / managing owner / other particulars
You must complete the appropriate form and return it to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry and the prescribed fee.
There is no charge for a change of address for individuals.
Change in engine particulars (JR26)
Apply for a transcript / copy of the register
Write, telephone, fax, or email the request to the Ships’ Registry, detailing the vessel’s name or official number with the prescribed fee and a return address for receiving the transcript.
Apply for a certified copy of a document
Contact the Ships’ Registry with the name of the document required and pay the prescribed fee.
Personally inspecting the register
The register is a public register and is available for inspection during normal working hours. A fee must be paid upon inspection.
Transfer port from / to Jersey
For transfer from Jersey, you must complete a request for transfer of port form and return it to the Ships’ Registry with the Certificate of Registry and the prescribed fee.
You must also contact the new REG port of registry in order to follow their requirements.
For transfer to Jersey, you must complete an application to register form, a declaration of eligibility form, and provide a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation if it is to be company owned.
You will also have to contact the current REG port of registry and ask them to send the relative information to the Ships’ Registry.
Transfers may be made within any of the REG registries:
- Isle of Man
- Cayman Islands
- British Virgin Islands
- St Helena
- Falkland Islands
- Turks and Caicos
Keeping the registration of a vessel in another jurisdiction and registering in Jersey
This is only possible if someone else charters the vessel from you whilst you remain the legal owner.
This is known as ‘bareboat charter’ and to all intents and purposes the first registration is put into suspension.
The charterer registers the vessel in his own name and whilst on the Jersey register it will be subject to Jersey law. Contact the Ships’ Registry for further information.
Close a registration
You may request closure at any time by completing the request for closure form and returning it to the Ships’ Registry together with the Certificate of Registry for cancellation and the prescribed fee.
Apply for a closed transcript / certificate of deletion
Anyone may apply for a closed transcript / certificate of deletion by contacting the Ships’ Registry and paying the prescribed fee. There is no specific form to request this.