Ship Registration in Malta: Bareboat Charter Registration

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December 03 08:48 2015 by The Editor Print This Article


The requirements for bareboat charter registration in Malta are:

1. The ship must be bareboat chartered to Maltese citizens or Maltese bodies corporate;
2. The ship is not a Maltese ship, and is registered in a compatible registry;
3. The ship is not registered in another bareboat registry;
4. The following documents must be produced:
  • an application for registration by the charterer or an authorised representative;
  • a declaration of bareboat charter accompanied by the charter agreement;
  • a transcript or an extract of the underlying registration;
  • a copy of the ship's International Tonnage Certificate;
  • the consent in writing of the underlying registry owners and mortgagees;
  • evidence of seaworthiness; in the case of trading vessels, confirmation of class
  • payment of initial and annual registration fees.