Transfer Out

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UK dependent territory is made up from the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) and the UK Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos Islands) which operate shipping registers from their jurisdiction.

If you are intending to transfer out from the UK Ship Register to a UK dependent territory, depending on the type of vessel (Merchant, Large Yacht or Pleasure), the registration process can vary.

How to apply

If you want to apply to transfer out from a UK dependent territory, you can use the UK Ship registration service online.

You will be required to provide supporting documents and pay the appropriate fee.

A vessels official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.

Merchant Vessels (Part 1)

A vessel must transfer out like for like e.g a commercial vessel must transfer over to a dependent as a commercial vessel.

The following will need to be submitted by the owner

Application to change name and port 

Registration Fee

The UK Ship Register will send the following documents to the new registry to support the application to transfer:

  • ITC 69
  • Certificate of Survey
  • Transcript of Registry
  • Letter from the Mortgagee consenting to the transfer (if applicable)
  • Request to transfer port form.

A vessel official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.

Large Yacht (Part 1)

A vessel must transfer out like for like e.g. a commercial vessel must transfer over to a dependent as a commercial vessel.

The following will need to be submitted by the owner

Application to change name and port 

Registration Fee

The UK Ship Register will send the following documents to the new registry to support the application to transfer:

  • ITC 69
  • Certificate of Survey
  • Transcript of Registry
  • Letter from the Mortgagee consenting to the transfer (if applicable)
  • Request to transfer port form.

A vessel official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.

Pleasure Vessels (Part 1)

A vessel must transfer out like for like e.g. a pleasure vessel must transfer over to a dependent as a pleasure vessel.

The following will need to be submitted by the owner

Application to change name and port 

Registration fee

The UK Ship Register will send the following documents to the new registry to support the application to transfer:

  • ITC 69
  • Certificate of Survey
  • Transcript of Registry
  • Letter from the Mortgagee consenting to the transfer (if applicable)
  • Request to transfer port form

A vessel official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.