What changes in a ship’s markings are required when the ship is flagged in to the UK register?

(1) The port of registry in the previous flag State, marked on the stern, will have to be expunged and replaced by the UK port of choice.ย 

(2) The UK Official Number and the net tonnage will have to be marked in the main beam of the ship. (3) The ship’s name and UK port of choice will have to be marked on all lifeboats and lifebelts. A general inspection by an MCA surveyor will have to be made to confirm the changes have been made.


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Which ship’s documents should be returned to the MCA when a UK ship is transferred to foreign registry?

A ship is flagging-in to the UK register. What changes in the ship’s statutory documentation will be required?