If you require an extract of information of a specific vessel, The Registry of Shipping and Seaman can provide a Transcript of Registry for the vessel.

This includes replacements or duplications.

How to apply

The UK Ship Register has an improved online registration system which can handle all parts of the registry.

The benefits of applying online include a faster turnaround for requesting and receiving a transcript.

Before you start you will need the following:

  • Vessel name

  • Official number or ship port registration number

  • Transcript fee (payable online)

Click here to start the process online


Apply by post

Alternatively, you can still apply through the post.

Please send a letter to the address below, detailing the vessel’s name and official number (ship port registration number) with the prescribed fee and a return address for receiving the transcript.

UK Ship Register (The Registry Of Shipping and Seaman)

MCA Cardiff

Anchor Court

Keen Road


CF24 5JW