Various documents and information on the vessel are submitted to the Technical Commission of MAR for analysis and initiation of the registration process:

  • Owner and/ or operator’s contracts, mortgages or other liens relating to the vessel;
  • Purchase certificate of the vessel (bill of sale);
  • Vessel’s name and two other alternative names;
  • Application for the attribution of a call sign, as well as description of communication equipment;
  • Certified copy of the register Tonnage Certificate;
  • Name of classification society;
  • Vessel’s characteristics and propulsion system;
  • Shipyard and year of construction;
  • Copies of the vessel’s certificates including those of the classification society;
  • Copy of the ship Station Licence;
  • Tonnage measurement data;

The Technical Commission of MAR will decide, according to the ship’s records, age and detention history, if a survey will be carried out before registration. A survey is also carried out in the absence of any of the following recognised certificates:

  • Transcript of registry (from any previous registration);
  • Deletion certificate.

Vessels must deliver proof of the deletion of the previous registration, if applicable. However, a document issued by the competent maritime authorities, stating that the deletion of the previous registration was requested, may be initially accepted by MAR.

The following legal documentation is required for the permanent registration of a vessel in MAR:

  • A power of attorney is to be granted by the applicant to a local representative in case the domicile or the head office of the applicant is located outside the Autonomous Region of Madeira;
  • Bill of sale
  • Certificate issued by the previous registry.
  • Deletion certificate
  • Permission granted by the mortgagee(s)

We advise any applicant to contact us before producing the above mentioned documents.

The following technical documentation is required for the permanent registration of a vessel in MAR:

  • Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
  • Cargo Ship Equipment Certificate
  • Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate
  • Exemption Certificate
  • Ship Station License (Radio Station)
  • List of Radio Equipment and to Other Auxiliary Navigation Equipment
  • Name of the Entity Responsible for the Payment of Radio Accounts
  • Cargo Safety Construction Certificate
  • International Load Certificate (1996)
  • International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPP)
  • International Pollution Prevention Certificate for the Carriage of Liquid Substances in Bulk
  • International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
  • Certificate of Class (Hull and Machinery)
  • International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Liquefied Gases in Bulk
  • Certificate of Insurance or the Financial Security in Respect of Civil Liability for Oil
  • Pollution Damage (C.L.C.)
  • Declaration of P&I Inscription (Blue Card)
  • International Tonnage Certificate (1996)
  • Manning Certificate
  • Statement of Compliance with ILO 92 and 133
  • Ship’s General Arrangement Plan
  • Fire Control And Life Saving Appliances Plan
  • Approved Stability Booklet
  • Mark Model of the Automatic Pilot
  • Communications System, Mark and Model (Bridge/Prow; Bridge/Stern)
  • Winches, Capstans, Etc. (Mooring Devices)/Mark And Model (Quantity Prow; Quantity Stern)
  • Main Engine (Place, Year of Construction and Name of the Shipbuilder; Quantity; Type; Model; Series Number; Maximum Power)
  • Auxiliary Engines/Generators (Quantity; Type; Model; Series Number; Maximum Power)

We advise any applicant to contact us before producing the above mentioned documents.

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Register Your Ship in Madeira

Register Your Ship under Portuguese Flag and operate with the homeport “Madeira“