How to claim my vessel

Step by step guidance


The video below will help inform you on the process of finding and claiming your already registered vessel on the Digital UK Ship Register.

**Feedback** - As this is a new service we would really appreciate your feedback, you can do this using the Feedback link on the top of the page whilst using the system.

Claim a vessel

Before you start you will need:

  • Proof of identity – either your passport, driver’s license or a utility bill (utility bill must be dated within the last three months and clearly state your name and address)
  • Certificate of Registration
  • And either: a Declaration of eligibility OR Bill of sale

This service is free of charge.

Once your application for claiming a vessel has been approved you can apply to renew the vessel registration online.

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