Transfer of ownership of a Small Ship

Notice of Transfer of Ownership of a Small Ship

An application for the registration of a transfer of a small ship or any of its engines by a new owner shall be made to the Authority within seven days of the purchase or transfer thereof.

Documents to be submitted for the transfer of ownership of a small ship:

  • Certificate of insurance in the name of purchaser (for small ship with engines of 10 HP or more), valid until the next renewal date of the Certificate of Registry;
  • Last Certificate of Registry issued by Transport Malta;
  • Copy of ID Card of seller/s, purchaser/s and witness (for verification purposes only);
  • In case of transfer of engine/s only, a Certificate of Survey confirming that the vessel can be equipped with such engine or engines and consequently will remain seaworthy and for its purpose; and
  • If a small ship is registered on a company/organisation, signed declaration/resolution by its directors and documents attesting the power of such director/s (e.g. Memorandum and Articles of Association, Statute, etc)

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Form SSR 145 – Notice of Transfer of Ownership of a Small Ship

Notice of Transfer by Inheritance of a Small Ship

  • Certificate of insurance in the name of applicant/s (for small ship with engines of 10 HP or more), valid until the next renewal date of the Certificate of Registry;
  • Last Certificate of Registry issued by Transport Malta;
  • Declaration by Lawyer/Notary (Section D);
  • Legal hypothec or court decree in the case of one or more of the heirs/legatees being less than eighteen (18) years of age;
  • The heirs/legatees are to present their ID card/s or Passport/s when submitting the application (for verification purposes only).

All photocopies are to be witnessed and stamped as true copies of original.

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Form SSR 161 – Notice of Inheritance of a Small Ship