Application to Close a Registration

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If a vessel is currently registered with the UK Ship Register but you would like to remove it from the registry this can now be processed online.

There is no fee to close a vessel’s registration.

Closing on behalf of a ship owner

Process and documents needed for Part 1 and Part 4 (Bareboat) closure

The following documents are required to close a vessel’s registration:

  • Application to remove a British ship from the register – MSF 4744
  • CSR amendment form (vessels >500 GT) – MSF 5623-C
  • Please return the original UK Certificate of Registry to RSS in Cardiff


A Transcript of Closed Registry and closing CSR (if applicable) will be sent to the owner on completion of the closure.