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PROCEDURE FOR SHIP REGISTRATION IN CAMEROON -2023

PROCEDURE FOR SHIP REGISTRATION IN CAMEROON -2023

PROCEDURE FOR SHIP REGISTRATION IN CAMEROON -2023

Ship registration Process in Cameroon

Regular ship Registration in Cameroon

 Find here below the needed application documents for the Regular registration of a vessel under Cameroon Flag:

For provisional registration

Requirements to Register a Ship in Cameroon

1. Signed and stamped application forms

2. Copy of passport for applicants

3. Copy existing certificates – flag – class certificates

4. Copy of Bill of Sale – apostilled

5. Copy of passport for DPA

6. Copy owner company documents

7. Copy of passport for owner(s), shareholder(s)

8. RAAC confirmation letter

9. Copy of the Notarized undertaking letter by owners

Ship Registration in Cameroon

For permanent ship registration in Cameroon

1. Original Bill of Sale – apostilled

2. Original Deletion with apostille

3. Copy of closed CSR

4. Original application form

5. Copy of LRIT certificate

6. Copy of Actual crew list

7. Copy of Valid Class & Statutory/ISM/ISPS certificates issued by R.O. under Cameroon flag

8. Original of the Notarized undertaking letter by owners.

Special Registration (Valid 3 Months)

–For Delivery Voyage and Scrap Registration Find here below the needed application documents for the Special registration of a vessel under Cameroon Flag:

1. Signed and stamped application forms

2. Copy of passport for applicants

3. Copy existing certificates – flag – class certificates

4. Copy of Bill of Sale – apostilled

5. Copy of passport for DPA (for the vessel sailing by her own propulsion)

6. Copy owner company documents

7. Copy of passport for owner(s), shareholder(s)

8. RAAC confirmation letter (for the vessel sailing by her own propulsion)

9. Copy of the Notarized undertaking letter by owners (- (for the vessel sailing by her own propulsion)

4- Bareboat IN Registration

1. Signed and stamped application forms

2. Certificate of Good Standing of the Bareboat Charterers

3. Copy of the Bareboat Charter Party (NOTARIZED)

4. Written consent from the foreign registry for the vessel to fly the flag of Cameroon mentioning the Bareboat Charter period

5. Written consent from the mortgagees (if applicable)

6. RAAC confirmation letter

7. Applicant’s passport copy

8. Copy existing certificates – flag – class certificates

9. Copy of the Notarized undertaking letter by owners

Ship Mortgage Registration in Cameroon

To be in position to proceed with the Provisional Mortgage Registration of a vessel flying Cameroon flag we need the following application documents to be submitted to us firstly:

1. Copy of Mortgage Registration Deed (mortgage registration application form) signed by owners and bank only firstly.

2. Copy of Mortgage Contract including loan agreement between mortgagor and mortgagee, signed by owners and bank only firstly.

3. copy of Undertaking Letter from Owners that all requested Original Notarized documents must be submitted to us as below, within a period not exceeding 45 days

Also, For Permanent Mortgage Registration, we need:

4. ORIGINAL Notarized Mortgage Registration Deed (mortgage registration application form) (3) sets (In mortgage registration deed, mortgager’s full name/signature/position/ seal should be exactly indicated)

5. ORIGINAL Notarized Mortgage Contract (including notarized loan agreement) * between mortgagor and mortgagee: (3) sets should be notarized from both sides of mortgagor and mortgagee. In signature part & notarization part, PIC’s Name, Position & Company name (of both mortgager & mortgagee) in full should be exactly indicated.

Conclusion

The Procedure for ship registration in Cameroon 2023 is Primarily handled by the Cameroon flag registry.

However, the ships operating in Nigeria water territory may still be subjected to additional requirements by other maritime regulatory authorities in Cameroon such as the Cameroon Customs Service, Cameroonian Navy among a few others.

The documents listed above together with the requisite fees must be provided for the certificate of registration of a ship to be issued by the Cameroon maritime authority of any of the 4 registries in Cameroon.

 

Article by CHUO ANGABUA JUNIOR

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