A vessel may be deleted from documentation upon the request of the vessel owner or an authorized agent on behalf of the owner. The request must be in writing and must include the vessel’s official number and reason for deletion. The original Certificate of Documentation (COD) is to be returned by the owner named on the certificate
Please provide evidence of sale or transfer AND a statement indicating the nationality of owner and/or country in which vessel will be flagged (in the event the vessel is being sold to a non-US citizen(s) or being flagged in a foreign country).
If a letter evidencing removal from documentation is required, include that information in the letter request with fee of $15.
If the request for deletion is accompanied by a complete, original or copy of a bill of sale and $8 per page filing fee, it may be recorded to evidence transfer of ownership.
Deletion from the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
No fees are associated with return of a flag certificate.
Please use the Return of a flag certificate form (only available in German),print out each completed form, sign it and send it to theBSHby post.
Please submit your application in good time. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. If there is a high volume of applications, you will have to expect a longer processing time.
Instructions for deleting a valid or expired ICP online:
If you have a valid or expired ICP from the Watersportverbond, you can requestan 'ICP deregistration valid or expired ICP' for an existing vessel online using the same login and password for original registration: https://webshop.watersporters.nl
After requesting your deregistration, you must send the original ICP by post with a cover letter.In the cover letter note that you need deregistration.Please include your address and e-mail address:
Costs of ICP deregistration: €20.00
Instructions for deleting a valid or expired ICPby post:
Contact the Watersportverbond to get instructions for de-registering by post:
For the cancellation of your ship you need an authorization (order) from the District Court of Rotterdam. Without this authorization from the District Court of Rotterdam, your ship cannot be crossed out in the public registers of the Land Registry (Kadaster).
As the owner of the ship, you then submit the signed application form for the cancellation of the registration of the ship and the required supporting documents at the Ship Registry in Rotterdam. You can also send everything to the Kadaster by post. They add a certified cadastral and mortgage extract to this and send your application to the court in Rotterdam. The court will assess your application and, after approval, will send the authorization together with the form to the Kadaster.
Or apply yourself at the court of Rotterdam. You then order the certified current extracts from the Kadaster.
Both extracts must not be older than 1 week after the date of issue. You hand in the signed application form for Ship registration with all necessary documents to the court in Rotterdam.Visiting address Rotterdam court:
3072 AK Rotterdam
After approval, you will receive an authorization from the court that you send to the Ship Registry in Rotterdam together with your application form and the appendices.
You can also hand in the documents at the counter of the Land Registry Office in Rotterdam.
Voluntary Termination of Registration of a Small Ship
Where the owner of a small ship desires to close the register of such small ship, he shall make an application to that effect to the Authority, giving all such particulars and information as the Authority may require for the purpose.
Client may either call personally at SSR Office or send another person, or may wish to mail all documents together with a cheque payment payable to ‘Transport Malta’. Once processed, a Deletion Certificate is issued and sent to client. Documents to be submitted:
Copy of ID Card (front and back) for verification purposes only;
Last original Certificate of Registry.
Form SSR 126
Downloads and Contact:
Form SSR 126: Request for closure of registration of a small ship:
ÖSTERREICHISCHER SEGEL-VERBAND A-7100 NEUSIEDL AM SEE Seegelände 10 phone: +43 2167 40 243 fax: +43 2167 40 300
Instructions to remove your vessel from the French flag for "export" registry :
With an act of francization ( acte de francisation): You must contact the customs office and then send your file to the registration service of pleasure craft of the delegation to the sea and the coast (with the documents requested below)
With a circulation card (carte de circulation): To put together your dossier, you must attach:
Your handwritten request for cancellation for export, specifying the vessel's registration number and the country of export;
The original + the copy of your circulation card (carte de circulation);
The original + the copy of the deed of sale (dated and signed);
A copy of your identity card or passport;
Proof of address;
A sworn statement indicating that the vessel is leaving for export (specify the country);
Attach a simple stamped envelope (for the return of the cancellation certificate)
A mobile phone number
Warning: In the absence of all these elements the file will not be able to be investigated
Contact information for all Departmental Directorates of Territories and the Sea - Delegation to the sea and the coast:
Cancellation of pleasure craft under 20 GT from the Danish registry:
Since 1 March 2018, pleasure craft of less than 20 GT can no longer be registered in the Register of Shipping.
If your ship is under 20 GT and was already registered in the Register of Shipping before 1 March 2018, the ship will be deleted from the register when all mortgages and other interests in the ship have been removed.
Declaration of Danish owner's registration of ship under foreign flag:
Please use the form. Notification for deletion, KR-0009. To be signed with binding signature by registered owner or owner's Norwegian Representative. Send a signed copy to firstname.lastname@example.org The original is not to be forwarded afterwards.
If the vessel is more than 50 years old and being sold abroad Export license from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. The owner himself must contact the ministry. Once obtained, the license is to be sent to the Department of Ship Registration in original.