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Ship Registration in Ukraine

Ship registration in Ukraine includes entry of information about the ship into the State Ship Registry of Ukraine or the Ship Book of Ukraine and receiving a certificate of the right to fly the national flag of Ukraine or ship's letter.

 Registration of vessels in Ukraine is carried out by

  • harbor master of sea ports - in relation to seagoing ships;
  • State Inspectorate of Ukraine for Maritime and Inland Water Transport Safety (Ukrmorrichinspektsiya) - in relation to ships of inland navigation, which are not subject to supervision by the classification society;
  • Regional Authority of the State Agency on Fisheries of Ukraine (Derzhrybagenstvo) on the state supervision of safety of navigation of the fishery vessels - in relation to fishing vessels which are not subject to supervision by the classification society.

For registration of the ship in the State Ship Registry of Ukraine or in the Ship Book of Ukraine and any further changes of the records, as well as for an execution of the shipping documents an appropriate amount of fees, established by the law, shall be paid.

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