SHIP REGISTRATION UNDER COMOROS FLAG

 
CONDITIONS FOR SHIP REGISTRATION UNDER FLAG OF COMOROS
Any ship which is in a seaworthy condition and which is not older than thirty years of age, may be registered, if it is owned by any person or company irrespectively of nationality or place of incorporation, if eligible to register ships under the Comoros flag.
Registration of a vessel can be permitted whilst still under construction. A vessel may be so registered at any stage of construction after the laying of the keel.
Under special circumstances and consideration, vessels over than thirty years of age may be accepted for registration under the Registry of Comoros flag, after a satisfactory completion of preliminary survey.
 
PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION
In accordance with Merchant Shipping Act, 2000 and amendments thereto, a provisional registration is valid for six months. For provisional registration before permanent registration, the ship owners or their representatives are expected to submit a set of required documents.
And, if following signed application form copies are firstly submitted to our Deputy register office, every vessel can be officially registered within 1day under Comoros flag.
 
PERMANENT REGISTRATION
Permanent Registration is valid for 5 years (in case of Radio Station License, valid : 1 year, Minimum Safe Manning Certificate/Permanent registry cert : valid for 5 years, except for Yacht) and can be proceeded at any time within due date in time or before upon submission of the necessary documentation in originals.
 
REGISTRATION OF SHIPS ON VOYAGE TO SCRAP YARD
A ship on a special voyage to a scrap yard for the purpose of being scrapped may be registered for a period of 3 months only.
 
RE-ISSUANCE OF SHIP RADIO STATION LICENSE 
Radio Ship License can be re-issued before expiry date of permanent certificates upon submission of necessary following documents:
  • Application form for radiolicense .doc
  • Copy of Radiolicense from Previous Flag 
  • Radio installation report
  • Safety Radio (Form3)
  • Payment
PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION EXTENSION
Provisional registration extension can be applied to our Designated Office in case that all application documents for permanent registration have not been recorded to Head Office before expiry date of provisional registry certificates.
  • Application form for provisional registration extension .doc
  • Valid Statutory certificates copies (ITC/SR/DOC/SMC/ISSC)
PARTICULAR CHANGE
There is opportunity for ship owners and representatives to apply for particular change (ownership change, ship’s name change, tonnage, type/dimension, built year change, etc.) under Cambodia flag, only if the following relevant application documents are submitted to Head Office. And in state of vessel’s provisional registration, new provisional registry certificate for particular change is same validity as previous provisional registry certificate. And, in state of permanently registered, provisional registry certificate is valid for 6 months (but do not exceed annual tax due date). But, in case of change of AAIC/Operator/Radio equipment/ radio installation/voyage type change in permanent registration status, then permanent registration cert will be issued.
 
DOCUMENTS FOR MORTGAGE REGISTRATION
  • Application form .doc
  • Original mortgage deed signed by both parties (notarized signatures required)
  • Affidavit of good faith notarized
  • Minutes of the meeting of the mortgagor and Mortgagee legalized
  • Power of attorney of the mortgagor and Mortgagee notarized.
CHANGE OF OWNER
Further to the requirements of Comoros Administration for Change of Owner the following documents should be provided:
  • Application form for registration .doc
  • Notarized Bill of Sale or another Proof of Ownership
  • Updated Certificate of Good Standing
  • Copy of ISM Certificates (Document of Compliance, Safety Management Certificate)
  • Confirmation form Classification Society (if necessary) 
  • Confirmation from Radio Accounting Authority
  • DOC of Company Responsible for Operation
HOME PORT TO BE STATED IN REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
The name of the home port – MORONI-UNION OF COMOROS – shall be prominently marked in the certificate of Registration of every ship Registered under Flag of Comoros.
 
FLAG OF REGISTERED SHIP
Every ship registered under  Comoros shall have as its flag the national flag of Comoros on entering or leaving any foreign port, without any modifications whatsoever.