A merchant vessel is a commercial vessel that is operating to make a profit and can range from a Large Yacht that is used for chartering, workboats, tugs to large cargo ships and passenger vessels.
Each vessel type under 24m load line length will require a coding certificate that proves the vessel is fit to operate commercially. An inland waterways certificate or Port of London Authority license will also be accepted in place of a coding certificate.
The only exception is a large yacht over 24m loadline length which will require Ensign large yacht certificate.
Builders Certificate (for new builds)
Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (if owner is a body corporate)
Certificate of Survey for Tonnage and Measurement
International Tonnage Certificate (ITC69) - (for vessels >500 GT)
Deletion certificate or transcript from the current register or a written undertaking to provide one within six weeks
A copy of the ships current Continuous Synopsis Record. To advise changes to current Record complete Amendment Form