FAQs - Miscellaneous Post Registration
Question 1: How do I get refund of registration and inspection fees?
Inspection fees may be refunded only where no inspection has been done. Once an inspection is done, the fees are non-refundable. All refunds are subject to an administrative charge.
Question 2: How do I change the name of my vessel?
The name of any Jamaican ship may be changed at will by the Owners, provided that the name intended for use, also satisfies the criteria for a name of a Jamaican ship. The process involves:
- Applying in writing for the change of name. The intended name as well as two alternative names, must be submitted.
- Payment of Applicable Fees
- The amendment of the Register and re-issue of all documents on which the name appears including:
- Certificate of Registry
- Safety Inspection Certificate
- Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
- Certificate of Insurance
- Continuous Synopsis Record
- Radio Licence
- Statutory Certificates
Where the vessel is mortgaged or Bareboat registered, consents of the Mortgagees, Owners and Underlying Flag state, will be required as applicable.
Question 3: Can I transfer the name of my old vessel to my new vessel?
The name of a previously registered vessel may not be used until the vessel has been de-registered for a minimum period of three (3) years. If the vessel is re-registered during this period however, it may be reassigned the name. It will also not be possible to use a name so close, that the new vessel may be confused with the de-registered vessel or another vessel on the flag.