Shown below are registration fees that are applicable to Merchant Vessels.
|First registry (including demise-in), re-registry or transfer of registry including the issue of a certificate of registry where appropriate||£730|
|Granting permission for a Manx ship to register in a demise charter registry other than in the Island (demise-out)||£580|
|Annual Registration Fee||£1200|
|Transfer of ownership by bill of sale or transmission||£235|
|Issue of an updated CSR and new certificate of registry (where appropriate)||£235|
|Replacement certificate of registry or a certified copy of the certificate of registry||£90|
|Issue of a new certificate of registry if requested, following a change to the registered particulars which does not affect the CSR (if appropriate)||£90|
|Change to the registered particulars which does not affect the CSR||£35|
|Register of mortgage||£235|
|Transfer of mortgage||£235|
|Discharge of mortgage||£235|
|Recording mortgage of intent||£40|
Fees and charges for cargo ships include fees for carrying out surveys or audits worldwide; these fees are charged based on geographic areas and are a single fixed fee. The only additional fee charged is the return flight costs for the Surveyor/Auditor to attend. All flight fees are charged at cost.
These fixed fees include the completion of general inspections, pre-registry surveys, ISM audits, ISPS verifications and ILO inspections (where appropriate) carried out on a vessel during the same visit by the surveyor.
|Work undertaken in the Isle of Man for vessel under 500gt||£90|
|Work undertaken in the Isle of Man for vessel over 500gt||£940|
|Work undertaken in the United Kingdom||£2400|
|Work undertaken in the European zone||£2720|
|Work undertaken in the Middle Eastern and Africa zone||£2930|
|Work undertaken in the Americas zone||£3560|
|Work undertaken in the Asian zone||£3870|
|Work undertaken in the Australasian zone||£4080|
A map showing the geographic areas can be found in the current Regulations.
For newbuild vessels or vessels undergoing major modifications there is an option available to pay a fixed fee for all services, certification and approvals required, these also include the cost of travel.
It should be noted that any agency fees incurred in getting a Surveyor to and from a vessel will be for the operators account; our fees cover getting the Surveyor to the port of Survey and their return to the Island.
Certification and Approvals
All 5 year statutory certification is currently charged at £590; certificates issued for less than 5 years will be charged at £120 per year.
Certificate extensions, letters of comfort or temporary dispensations are charged at £235 for assessment and issue.
ILO Inspection reports are issued at a fee of £295 per report.
Ship Security Plans are assessed by the Isle of Man Ship Registry, the first plan assessment and approval is charged at £420.
Other plans and manuals may be approved by the Ship Registry, with each plan being charged at £235 per plan.
Equivalences or Exemptions are charged at £590 for assessment and issuance.
Crew Accommodation plans are assessed and approved at £370 and include (where requested) a Document of Compliance.
Cargo Ship Alternate Fees Scheme
Once a vessel has registered in the Isle of Man and has satisfactorily completed its initial ISM and ISPS assessments the operator may choose to opt into the Alternate Fees Scheme. There is also a new Alternate Fees Scheme of Isle of Man vessels where all surveys etc are completed on the Isle of Man and where ships are managed from the Isle of Man.
This scheme allows an operator to spread the cost of Survey and Certification by the Ship Registry with a monthly payment; this payment is currently £210.
Once enrolled in the scheme vessels are entitled to two visits from a Ship Registry Surveyor in a 5 year period and the completion of:
- intermediate and renewal audits of the ship’s Safety Management System in accordance with the ISM Code;
- intermediate and renewal verifications for compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code; and
- inspection for compliance with ILO Convention No. 178 Inspection of Seafarers Living and Working Conditions adopted on 22 October 1996;
- the issue of any certificate, document of compliance or report associated with sub-paragraph (1) except for the issue of a CSR; and
- the issue of any ships statutory certificate replacing one previously issued by the Department, except for the issue of a CSR.
This fee also covers all the costs of a Surveyors travel including flights, again it does not include any Agents fees that the operator may incur.
Fees for the issuance of CSR documents, Exemptions, Extensions and letters of comfort/dispensation are not included in this scheme and will be charged at the normal rate.
Passenger ships are treated somewhat differently when it comes to fees for survey and audit with fees being based on a ‘daily rate’ including all costs of the Surveyor’s travel and subsistence costs. Current fees for work within the Isle of Man are £720 per day and £1360 per day anywhere else in the world. Surveyor down time (travelling or waiting) is charged at £520 per day no matter where.
Passenger Ship Safety Certificates are issued by the Ship Registry and incur a fee of £355.
Passenger Ships cannot be enrolled in the Alternate Fees Scheme.
Further details of survey and certification fees or all of our current fees can be viewed at current Regulations or if you would like a quotation please contact email@example.com with full details.