Amending regulation on Vietnam National Ship Registration Book from September 15, 2020

Recently, the Government of Vietnam has officially issued the Decree No. 86/2020/NĐ-CP providing amendments to Decree No. 171/2016/NĐ-CP dated December 27, 2016 on registration, deregistration, sale and purchase, and building of ships.

Sửa đổi quy định về sổ đăng ký tàu biển, Nghị định 86/NĐ-CP

According to Clause 2 Article 1 of Decree No. 86/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government amending Clause 1 Article 6 of Decree No. 171/2016/NĐ-CP on Vietnam National Ship Registration Book:

- Vietnam National Ships Registration Book is used for recording information concerning ships, public service ships, submarines, submersibles, floating storage units and mobile offshore drilling units which have been registered or deregistered in accordance with regulations, and made in the forms of paper records and electronic database.

- Vietnam National Ships Registration Book includes primary contents as prescribed in Article 24 of the Vietnam Maritime Code 2015, specifically including:

1. Old and new name of a ship; office name and address of the ship owner; name and address of the branch or representative office of the foreign ship owner located in Vietnam; name and address of the office of the bareboat charterer or ship hire-purchaser; name of the ship operator (if any); type of ship and its useful purpose;

2. Port of registration;

3. Registration number;

4. Registration date;

5. Name and address of shipbuilding factory and shipbuilding year;

6. Main technical specifications of ship;

7. Ownership status and ownership-related changes;

8. Registration removal date and reasons;

9. Information about registration of a ship mortgage.

The Vietnam registrar of ship shall perform the printing and instruct the use and management of the Vietnam National Ships Registration Book.

View more details at Decree No. 86/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from September 15, 2020.

Le Vy

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