If you require an extract of information of a specific vessel, The Registry of Shipping and Seaman can provide a Transcript of Registry for the vessel.
Personal information may be removed from all types of transcripts.
Mortgages are applicable to Part I and Part II vessels only.
Part III vessel transcript will show limited information as is a simple registration.
If you have a legitimate reason for requesting and receiving a transcript you can apply for either a:
Closed transcript of Registry – this confirms a vessel is no longer registered with the UK Ship Register and shows registration details at the time the registration was closed. A closed Transcript will show any remaining, outstanding mortgages registered against the vessel.
Historic Transcript of Registry - will contain details of when a vessel was first registered with the UK Ship Register and all subsequent changes made to a vessels registration whilst registered with the UK Ship Register.
Transcript of Registry – a snapshot of the vessels registration details when the Transcript is issued.
How to apply
You can contact the UK Ship register via email with the information below:
- Vessel name
- Official number or ship port registration number
- Reason for requiring the transcript
The fee for a Part 1 commercial or 4 bareboat current transcript is £29 and can be paid here
The fee for a Part 1 commercial or 4 bareboat historic or closed transcript is £46 and can be paid here
The fee for a Part 2 fishing current transcript is £32 and can be paid here
The fee for a Part 2 fishing historic or closed transcript is £46 and can be paid here
The fee for a Part 3 small ships current or closed transcript is £32 and can be paid here
The fee for a Part 3 small ships historic transcript is £46 and can be paid here
Apply by post
Alternatively, you can still apply through the post.
Please send a letter to the address below, detailing the vessel’s name and official number (ship port registration number) with the prescribed fee and a return address for receiving the transcript.
UK Ship Register (The Registry of Shipping and Seamen)