OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SHIP & YACHT REGISTRIES

Czech Republic

Shipowner Eligibility 

The owner of a seagoing vessel shall be an incorporated entity or natural person who demonstrates its legal claim to the seagoing vessel's ownership. However, every seagoing vessel registered in the Maritime Register of the Czech Republic has to be operated by an operator who is a natural person having permanent residence in the Czech Republic or an incorporated entity established in the Czech Republic and who:
Operates such seagoing vessel under his name and is at the same time the owner of such seagoing vessel, or
Is authorised by the owner of seagoing vessel to operate the vessel under his own name and on his own responsibility

About the Flag

Company Formation

For more information, consult the Companies Register.

Taxation

For more information, consult the Ministry of Finance.

Registration and Documentation

Registration documents should be presented by the owner to the Navigation and Waterways Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Prague and are as follows:
Application document that shall contain:
Business name, registered office, legal form and identification number of incorporated entity, or name, permanent residence, or business name and personal identification number of a natural person who is the owner of the vessel,
Business name, registered office, legal form and identification number of incorporated entity, or name, permanent residence, or business name and personal identification number of a natural person who is the operator of the vessel,
Basic technical particulars of the vessel.
Extract from the Register of Companies, if already entered incorporated entities are involved, or document demonstrating the establishment of the involved incorporated entities,
Verified document certifying the ownership of the seagoing vessel,
Documents certifying technical seaworthiness of the vessel issued by authorized classification society (Certificate of Class and relevant statutory certificates),
Document certifying legal relation of the operator to this vessel,
Extract from the Penal Register of a natural person, if a natural person is the operator, or extract from the Penal Register of all members of the statutory body, if an incorporated entity is the operator; the extract from the Penal Register shall be no more than six months old,
Document demonstrating that the operator of the vessel has permanent residence or registered office in the Czech Republic,
Certificate of cancellation of former registry with statement on a mortgage lien or on retention right laid on the vessel,
Verified duplicate of a document on a mortgage lien or on retention right laid on the vessel, if established, or on other facts limiting the handling ofthe vessel,
Document certifying the IMO identification number or identification number of the seagoing yacht's hull assigned by the manufacturer or by the classification society - member of IACS,
Document on the payment of the administrative charge.
Although originals of the above documents are required, faxes will be temporarily accepted if the sender undertakes to deliver the originals within three working days. All documents must be notarised or legalized.
When all of the above documentation is provided and the appropriate registration fees have been paid, permanent Certificates of Registry without expiration are issued to owners.

Bareboat Charter Registration

Bareboat charter registrations into or out of the Czech Maritime Register are permitted.

Vessel and Yacht Eligibility & Survey Requirements

There are no requirements as to a vessel's age. At the time of initial registration in the Czech Republic, a vessel must be classed with one of the following classification societies:
- Bureau Veritas
- Det Norske Veritas
- Germanischer Lloyd
- Lloyd's Register of Shipping
- Polski Rejestr Statków
- Maritime (Russian) Register of Shipping
- Croatian Register of Shipping

Crewing

Under the provisions of Act No. 61/2000 Col., to employ foreigners or stateless persons as crewmembers of the Czech registered vessels shall not be subject to a residence permit on the territory of the CR and employment permit according to special legislation. The Master of a vessel flying the Czech flag must be a Czech citizen.

Mortgages

For more information, consult one of the following organizations:
Registration of seagoing vessels
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Navigation and Waterways Department
Division of Maritime Navigation
P.O. Box 9,
Nábrezí Ludvika Svobody 12/22
110 15 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Tel: [420] (2) 225 131 184
Fax: [420] (2) 225 131 184
Website: http://www.mdcr.cz/en
Ing. Jaroslav Pospíšil, Director
Attn. to: Secretariat:
Tel: [420] 225 131 151
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: secretariat.230@mdcr.cz
Evžen Vydra, Head of the Maritime Department
Tel: [420] 225 131 343
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: evzen.vydra@mdcr.cz
Marek Dlouhý, Shipping Registar
Tel: [420] 225 131 345
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: marek.dlouhy@mdcr.cz
Registration of inland navigation ships
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Navigation and Waterways Department
Division of Inland Navigation
Mgr. Judita Javůrková
judita.javurkova@mdcr.cz
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Na Františku 32
110 15 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 851 111
Fax: +420 224 811 089
Email: posta@mpo.cz
Website: http://www.mpo.cz/default_en.html
Ministry of Finance
Information Office
Letenska 15
118 10 Prague 1
Tel: Věra Krylová [420] 25704 2719
Pavla Erlichová [420] 25704 2722
Fax: +420 25704 9272 /9273
Email: informace@mfcr.cz
Website: http://www.mfcr.cz
Companies Register
Website

Fees

For more informaiton, consult one of the following organizations:
Registration of seagoing vessels
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Navigation and Waterways Department
Division of Maritime Navigation
P.O. Box 9,
Nábrezí Ludvika Svobody 12/22
110 15 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Tel: [420] (2) 225 131 184
Fax: [420] (2) 225 131 184
Website: http://www.mdcr.cz/en
Ing. Jaroslav Pospíšil, Director
Attn. to: Secretariat:
Tel: [420] 225 131 151
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: secretariat.230@mdcr.cz
Evžen Vydra, Head of the Maritime Department
Tel: [420] 225 131 343
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: evzen.vydra@mdcr.cz
Marek Dlouhý, Shipping Registar
Tel: [420] 225 131 345
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: marek.dlouhy@mdcr.cz
Registration of inland navigation ships
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Navigation and Waterways Department
Division of Inland Navigation
Mgr. Judita Javůrková
judita.javurkova@mdcr.cz
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Na Františku 32
110 15 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 851 111
Fax: +420 224 811 089
Email: posta@mpo.cz
Website: http://www.mpo.cz/default_en.html
Ministry of Finance
Information Office
Letenska 15
118 10 Prague 1
Tel: Věra Krylová [420] 25704 2719
Pavla Erlichová [420] 25704 2722
Fax: +420 25704 9272 /9273
Email: informace@mfcr.cz
Website: http://www.mfcr.cz
Companies Register
Website

Contact

Registration of seagoing vessels
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Navigation and Waterways Department
Division of Maritime Navigation
P.O. Box 9,
Nábrezí Ludvika Svobody 12/22
110 15 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Tel: [420] (2) 225 131 184
Fax: [420] (2) 225 131 184
Website: http://www.mdcr.cz/en
Ing. Jaroslav Pospíšil, Director
Attn. to: Secretariat:
Tel: [420] 225 131 151
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: secretariat.230@mdcr.cz
Evžen Vydra, Head of the Maritime Department
Tel: [420] 225 131 343
Fax: [420] 225 131 110
Email: evzen.vydra@mdcr.cz
Registration of inland navigation ships
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Navigation and Waterways Department
Division of Inland Navigation
Mgr. Judita Javůrková
judita.javurkova@mdcr.cz
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Na Františku 32
110 15 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 851 111
Fax: +420 224 811 089
Email: posta@mpo.cz
Website: http://www.mpo.cz/default_en.html
Ministry of Finance
Information Office
Letenska 15
118 10 Prague 1
Tel: Věra Krylová [420] 25704 2719
Pavla Erlichová [420] 25704 2722
Fax: +420 25704 9272 /9273
Email: informace@mfcr.cz
Website: http://www.mfcr.cz
Companies Register
Website

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

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

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