Q. State The Procedure For Transferring The Registry Of An Indian Ship From One Indian Port To Another?
The registry of any Indian ship may be transferred from one Indian port to another Indian port with the prior approval of D.G shipping. All persons entered as owner and mortgagees in the register book must apply to the registrar at the vessels existing port of registry. Such a transfer does not affect the rights of the owners or the mortgagees. The present registrar shall then inform the registrar at the intended port of registry giving all the details as contained in the registry book.
The existing certificate of registry may be handed over to the registrar at the vessels present port of registry or to the registrar at the intended port of registry. If the certificate of registry is handed over to the registrar at the existing port of registry, he shall forward the same to the registrar of the ships intended port of registry. The registrar at the ships intended port of registry will then enter all the particulars as informed to him in the registry book, and issue a new certificate of registry. The registrar at the vessels intended port of registry shall also cause the name of the ships new port of registry to be marked on the ship.