Maritime Registration for Ships

Change or Revision of Ship’s Log


How to Apply

Time Limit for Application

Applications should be made within 30 days of the verification of the fact which caused the update.

Formalities and Required Documents

Applications can be made by applicant or his/her legal representative, or a lawyer or legal agent from a law firm in Macao. The following documents should be submitted in person.

  1. Completed application form (the form can be obtained from the location for application):
    1. Application form for maritime registration / cancellation / amendment / renewal / replacement for ships (format I 1/DET); (applicable to all vessels except pleasure boats)
    2. Application form for A. Maritime registration for pleasure boat / B. deletion of ship’s log / C. change or revision of ship’s log / D. Renewal / E. Replacement (format I 1A/DET); (applicable to pleasure boats)
  2. Certified copy of identification document;
  3. Photocopy of duly updated business registration certificate, issued by the Commerce and Movable Property Registry, if the applicant is a corporate (original copy to be presented for verification)  (The applicant can request the Marine and Water Bureau to access the business registration certificate via the joint network established by the Legal Affairs Bureau in order to be exempted from submitting the concerned document);
  4. Photocopy of certificate of maritime registration for ships (original copy to be presented for verification);
  5. Photocopy of ship’s registration card (original copy to be presented for verification);
  6. Photocopy of seaworthiness certificate (if applicable) (original copy to be presented for verification);
  7. Photocopy of miscellaneous licence (if applicable) (original copy to be presented for verification);
  8. Supporting documents of changing facts (if applicable).

Documents required to be processed / applied in advance:

  1. Notarized documents signed by the applicant (if applicable);
  2. Certified copy of identification document;
  3. Duly updated business registration certificate, issued by the Commerce and Movable Property Registry, if the applicant is a corporate (The applicant can request the Marine and Water Bureau to access the business registration certificate via the joint network established by the Legal Affairs Bureau in order to be exempted from submitting the concerned document);
  4. Supporting documents of change of facts (if applicable);
  5. Pursuant to the Notary Code, documents issued outside of Macao should be translated (if necessary).

Notes:

  • Signature of the applicant should be notarised, except when the applicant submits the application form in person and proves his/her identity with an identification document. Such procedures must be done while submitting the application.
  • If the application form is submitted by a lawyer or legal agent from a law firm in Macao, notarised signature is exempted.
  • Documents issued outside of Macao SAR are accepted according to the Civil Law; when necessary, persons of interest should submit translated copies of those, in accordance with the Code of Notaries.

Location and Time for Application

Application in Person

Integrated Services Centre of Marine and Water Bureau
Address: Calçada da Barra, Edifício da Direcção dos Serviços de Assuntos Marítimos e de Água, Macao

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Collection Time:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Payment Period:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


Charges

Application Fees

Fees charged pursuant to the “General table of fees of the Marine and Water Bureau”.

Privileged Conditions:

If the applicant is a member of the Macau Yacht Club, he/she should present a supporting document issued by the club for special offers.

Stamp Duty

Relevant stamp duty is levied in accordance with the “Stamp Duty Regulations” approved by Decree-Law No. 17/88/M, of 27 June, republished by the Dispatch of the Chief Executive No. 218/2001.

Notes:

  • By cash or cheque.
  • When payment is made by cheque, remember to make the cheque payable to “Direcção dos Serviços de Assuntos Marítimos e de Água” and it must comply with Paragraph 3 of Article 5 of No.22/2008 Administrative Regulations, of 4 August, and must be a certified cheque.

Processing Time

  • For applications for the change or revision of ship’s log, which do not involve ship inspections, upon submission of all necessary documents, the application will be processed and relevant certificate issued within 5 working days, excluding the day of application submission. (Performance Pledge)
  • The processing time of applications for change or revision of ship’s log which involve ship inspections, varies according to actual circumstances.

Notes:

For applications for the change or revision of ship’s log, which involve ship inspections, upon submission of all necessary documents, the inspection will be conducted within 10 working days, excluding the day of application submission. (Performance Pledge)


Notes for Application

The names of the vessels can only be changed after five years of registration, except there is a transfer of ownership, modification or change of classification.


Related Regulations or Requirements

  • For Macao-registered pleasure boats which are intended to participate in the “Individual Travel Scheme for Yachts between Macao and Zhongshan”, the technical requirements related to pleasure boat safety must also be met (No English translation).
  • “Guide for Survey of Local Vessels” Marine and Water Bureau Notice No. 4/2016 (No English translation).
  • “Guide for Survey of Steel Fishing Vessels” Marine and Water Bureau Notice No. 5/2016 (No English translation).
  • “Guide on Survey of Small Local Sailing Vessels” (no English version) indicated in notice No. 1/2018 of Marine and Water Bureau.

Enquiry about Status and Collection of Application Result

Application Status Enquiry: please call(853)8988 2571

Collection Method of Application Result: In person

Documents to be presented or submitted for collection of application result:

  1. Receipt to be presented;
  2. Original copy of applicant’s identification document to be presented;
  3. Original copy of previous certificate of navigation.

Content provider: Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA)

Last modified: 2018-12-03 09:57

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