OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SHIP & YACHT REGISTRIES

Chile

Shipowner Eligibility 

Merchant or fishing vessels must be owned by natural born or nationalized Chilean citizens or bodies corporate established under Chilean law having their principal place of business in Chile and whose president, general manager and majority of members of the governing board are all Chilean nationals.
If the company belongs to more than one person (joint ownership), a majority of the joint owners and/or administrators must be Chilean citizens, domiciled and residing in Chile. Also, a majority of the assets must belong to Chilean persons or bodies corporate. Other ships (tugs, research or scientific ships, yachts and recreational vessels, etc.) except fishing boats may be owned by foreign persons or bodies corporate that are domiciled in Chile and have their principal place of business in the country, or do business in Chile in a permanent way. Carriage between Chilean ports is in general restricted to Chilean flag ships.

About the Flag

Chile is a narrow southern South American nation bordered by the Eastern Andes and the Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago is the capital of this Spanish speaking republic which is headed by a President. It is a member of the UN, IMO, and Organization of American States.

The monetary unit is the Chilean peso. The economy is prosperous and greatly dependent on copper mining and production. Major trading partners include the EC, the United States, Japan and Brazil.

Company Formation

Requirements to register a company in Chile include:
Company information (company name, company type, shareholder's / member's information, etc.)
Power of Attorney.
An address in Chile.
At least 2 shareholders. In the case that there is only 1 shareholder, please contact the law firm, Marcaria.com.
For business activity initiation, a resident manager

Taxation

For more information, contact the registry.

Registration and Documentation

In the case of ships over 50 GRT, the applicant or his legally appointed agent must present an application at the Direccion General in Valparai­so, together with the following documents:
Ownership certificates
Safety and tonnage certificates issued by the Chilean Maritime Authority
Classification certificate issued by a society recognized by the Chilean authorities
Photocopy of the construction plan
Photographs and the negatives of the ship - three taken from the bow, three from the stern and one of each side
Certificate of deletion from the previous register, if applicable, endorsed by a Chilean Consular Officer

Bareboat Charter Registration

For more information, contact the Registry.

Vessel and Yacht Eligibility & Survey Requirements

For more information, contact the registry.

Crewing

The captain and crew of a Chilean vessel must be Chilean.

Mortgages

Information is unavailable at this time.

Fees

For more information, contact the registry.

Contact

Dirección General del Territoria Marítimo y de Marina Mercante Nacional
Captain Gonzalo ARAYA Gajardo
Jefe del Servicio de Inspecciones Marítimas
Subida Cementerio No. 300
Valparaiso
Chile
Phone
56 32 220 8641 / 220 8642

Email
estadoabanderamiento@dgtm.cl
sim@dgtm.cl
Fax
56 32 220 8695

Stockholm Agreement 96
IMO Convention 48
* IMO amendments 91 
* IMO amendments 93
SOLAS Convention 74
SOLAS Protocol 78
SOLAS Protocol 88
LOAD LINES Convention 66
LOAD LINES Protocol 88
TONNAGE Convention 69
COLREG  Convention 72
CSC Convention 72
CSC amendments 93
SFV Protocol 93
STCW  Convention 78
STCW-F Convention 95
SAR  Convention 79
STP Agreement 71
STP Protocol 73
IMSO Convention 76
INMARSAT OA 76
INMARSAT amendments 94
INMARSAT amendments 98
IMSO amendments 2006
IMSO amendments 2008
FACILITATION Convention 65
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex I/II)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V)
MARPOL Protocol 97 (Annex VI)
London Convention 72
London Convention Protocol 96
INTERVENTION Convention 69
INTERVENTION Protocol 73
CLC Convention 69
CLC Protocol 76
CLC Protocol 92
FUND Convention 71
FUND Protocol 92
FUND Protocol 2003
NUCLEAR Convention 71
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III)
PAL Protocol 76
PAL Protocol 90
PAL Protocol 02
LLMC Convention 76
LLMC Protocol 96
SUA Convention 2005
SUA Protocol 2005
SALVAGE Convention 89
OPRC  Convention 90
HNS Convention 96
OPRC/HNS 2000
BUNKERS CONVENTION 01
ANTI FOULING 01
BALLASTWATER 2004
NAIROBI WRC 2007
HONG KONG CONVENTION
HNS PROT 2010
Cape Town Agreement 2012
SUA Convention 88
SUA Protocol 88

IMO Conventions

Status of Conventions Chile

IMO Convention 48 x
SOLAS Convention 74 x
SOLAS Protocol 78 x
SOLAS Protocol 88 x
SOLAS Agreement 96
LOAD LINES Convention 66 x
LOAD LINES Protocol 88 x
TONNAGE Convention 69 x
COLREG Convention 72 x
CSC Convention 72 x
CSC amendments 93
SFV Protocol 93
Cape Town Agreement 2012
STCW Convention 78 x
STCW-F Convention 95
SAR Convention 79 x
STP Agreement 71
Space STP Protocol 73
IMSO Convention 76 x
INMARSAT OA 76 x
IMSO amendments 2006
IMSO amendments 2008
FACILITATION Convention 65 x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex I/II) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V) x
MARPOL Protocol 97 (Annex VI) x
London Convention 72 x
London Convention Protocol 96 x
INTERVENTION Convention 69 x
INTERVENTION Protocol 73 x
CLC Convention 69 x
CLC Protocol 76
CLC Protocol 92 x
FUND Protocol 76
FUND Protocol 92
FUND Protocol 2003
NUCLEAR Convention 71
PAL Convention 74
PAL Protocol 76
PAL Protocol 90
PAL Protocol 02
LLMC Convention 76
LLMC Protocol 96
SUA Convention 88 x
SUA Protocol 88 x
SUA Convention 2005
SUA Protocol 2005
SALVAGE Convention 89
OPRC Convention 90 x
HNS Convention 96
HNS PROT 2010
OPRC/HNS 2000 x
BUNKERS CONVENTION 01
ANTI FOULING 2001 x
BALLASTWATER 2004
NAIROBI WRC 2007
HONG KONG CONVENTION

x: Accession/ratification
d: Denunciation

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