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Who are “qualified persons” for purposes of owning a registered British ship registered in the UK?

The main groups are:

ย (1) British citizens; (2) non-UK nationals exercising their right of freedom of movement of workers or rights of establishment; (3) British Dependent Territory citizens; (4) British Overseas citizens; (5) bodies corporate incorporated in an EEA State (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK (including Gibraltar but excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)); (6) bodies corporate incorporated in any relevant British possession (i. e. a Crown Dependency or UK Overseas Territory) having their principal place of business in the UK or any such possession; and (7) European Economic Interest Groupings registered in the UK.

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