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1.0 REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULES
  There are two (2) fee schedules (A and B) available for vessels coming into the RMI Ship Registry. See §1.1 for Schedule A (standard fees) and §1.2 for Schedule B (sliding scale).
  A Tonnage Tax Calculator is available to assist owners in determining which option is better for their situation.

1.1

Schedule A - Standard Fees

 

These are the standard fees payable for registering a vessel in the RMI.

1.1.1

Initial Registration Fees Per Vessel

Initial Registration

US$2,500

Bareboat Charter Registration

US$2,500

Vessel Under Construction

US$2,5001

1.1.2

Annual Tonnage Taxes

Annual Tonnage Tax per net ton (NT)

US$0.20

Minimal Annual Tonnage Tax due

US$500

1.1.3

Annual Marshall Islands International Participation (MIIP)

 

Annual MIIP fee per vessel:

All vessels engaged in commerce up to 4,000 gross tons (GT)

US$1,700

All vessels engaged in commerce over 4,000 GT

US$1,500 plus US$0.05/GT

1.1.4

Marine Service Fees
  See §2.0.  

1 This amount will be credited toward the registration fee if, upon delivery of the vessel to the owner or party making application for registration, the vessel is issued a Provisional Certificate of Registry under the RMI flag.

1.2

Schedule B - Sliding Scale

 

These fees are based on a sliding scale for various tonnage categories and provide fleet discounts.

1.2.1

Initial Registration Fees Per Vessel

2,500 NT or less

US$2,500

2,501 NT to 15,000 NT

US$5,000

15,001 NT to 35,000 NT

US$10,000

35,001 NT to 50,000 NT

US$15,000

over 50,000 NT

US$20,000

1.2.2

Multiple Vessel Registration Discounts

  A discount of one-third (1/3) off the Initial Registration Fee is available to owners under the following circumstances:
 

Registration of a vessel, five (5) years of age or less, from date of first construction or that has undergone a major conversion within the past five (5) years.

 

Simultaneous registration of three (3) or more vessels, 15 years of age or less, or with an irrevocable written commitment to register three (3) or more such vessels within a calendar year.

 

This discount will be increased to 50% for an owner registering 10 or more vessels, 15 years of age or less, at the same time or by submitting an irrevocable written commitment to register 10 or more such vessels within a calendar year.

1.2.3

Annual Tonnage Taxes

 

Annual tonnage tax per vessel:

2,500 NT or less

US$500

2,501 NT to 5,000 NT

US$0.20/NT

5,001 NT to 25,000 NT

US$0.17/NT

25,001 NT to 50,000 NT

US$0.15/NT

50,000 NT and over

US$0.125/NT

1.2.4

Marshall Islands International Participation (MIIP)

 

Annual MIIP fee per vessel:

5,000 NT or less

US$2,000

5,001 NT to 25,000 NT

US$1,750 plus US$0.05/NT

25,001 NT to 50,000 NT

US$1,500 plus US$0.05/NT

50,001 NT and over

US$1,250 plus US$0.05/NT

1.2.5

Marine Service Fees
  See §2.0.  

 

2.0

 

MARINE SERVICES FEES

 

The following Marine Service fees are applicable to Schedules A and B.

Service

Frequency

Fee

Pre-registration Inspections: Any vessel being considered for registration may be subject to a pre-registration inspection as required for an age limitation waiver to registration or as deemed necessary by the Administrator to adequately assess the condition of the vessel prior to acceptance into the Registry. When so required or deemed necessary, it must be pre-arranged and agreed. The direct costs of the inspection must be for the account of the prospective registering owner/operator irrespective of the results and be included as part of the registration closing fees, if known by closing, or invoiced immediately after the inspection when the direct costs have been determined.

When required or deemed necessary, prior to registration

at cost

Service Requests and Inspections: This fee will cover routine service requests, not specified elsewhere, and each regular or otherwise required inspection (see Maritime Regulation §5.34). It applies to all vessels engaged in commerce, including fishing vessels.

Annual

US$2,000

Additional Inspection: After the required initial safety inspection, vessels under 400 GT, when requested of the Administrator by the owner.

When requested of the Administrator

at cost

Passenger Ships: For passenger ships inspected semi-annually, the mid-cycle inspection must be invoiced additionally.

Annual at mid-cycle

at cost

Special Inspections: Inspections outside a station area, outside normal working hours, or for release of a vessel from detention, restoration or collection of documents, examining rectification of a deficiency, etc. (for all vessels engaged in commerce, including fishing vessels).

As necessary

at cost,plus US$2,000

Single-hull tank vessels and bulk carriers, 15 years of age or more, and any vessel granted a waiver on the age limitation for registration is to be charged a higher services fee to compensate for a comprehensive initial safety inspection and at least one (1) additional follow-up inspection during the first year in the registry.

One-time charge

US$4,000

Maritime Security and Compliance Fee for: 1) vetting of all registered vessels and their respective crews; 2) issuing Letters of Non-Objection to vessels trading in designated High Risk Areas; and 3) issuing Ship Security Advisories.

Annual

US$250

 

3.0

 

RE-REGISTRATION FEES

Re-registration Fee per vessel (irrespective of Schedule A or B)

US$1,750
Annual fees for re-registered vessels remain the same as established at initial registration or as per the published fee schedule.

 

4.0

 

CHANGE OF NAME

Changing the name of a vessel (any size) under §232 of the RMI Maritime Act (MI-107)

US$250

 

5.0

 

DOCUMENTATION OF VESSELS

5.1

Certificates of Registry

To issue or reissue a Certificate of Registry (Permanent, Provisional, Construction or Restricted)

US$300

To issue an extension to a Provisional Certificate of Registry for a:

vessel in navigation

US$450

vessel in laid-up status

US$200

5.2

Issuing Continuous Synopsis Records (CSRs)

Initial CSR document

US$300

Amended CSR document

US$300

Replacement or transfer of CSR file

US$450

5.3

Bareboat Charter Registration

Letter of Consent

US$250

Certificate of Deletion

US$250

5.4

Foreign Bareboat Charter Registration

Certificate of Permission for Foreign Bareboat Charter Registration US$250

5.5

Permission to Sell for Re-registration

Certificate of Permission to Sell for Re-registration

US$250

5.6

Certificate of Permission to Transfer an RMI-flagged vessel

90-day validity on Permission to Transfer

US$250

5.7

Certificate of Cancellation

For the processing of documentation and issuance of the certificate

US$500

 

6.0

 

INSTRUMENT RECORDING

6.1

For recording a vessel Bill of Sale

Vessels engaged in commerce, each

US$250
6.2 Recording other Instruments
  For the recordation of any other instrument, including a Mortgage, Financing Charter, Amendment, Supplement or other instrument recordable under the RMI Maritime Act or Regulations, whether or not it provides for the addition of new security, or deals with an obligation unrelated to that described in the original Mortgage or Financing Charter.

Vessels engaged in commerce, each

US$600

Vessels under construction, each

US$600

6.3

Recording a Satisfaction, Release or Discharge of a Mortgage or Financing Charter

Vessels engaged in commerce, each

US$300

Vessels under construction, each

US$300

 

7.0

 

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

7.1

Temporary Authority (TA) to operate a Ship Radio Station

Original Issuance (Valid for 90 days)

US$200

Second issuance

US$200

Third and subsequent issuance

US$350

7.2

Full Term Ship Radio Station Licenses

Original Issuance (Valid for four (4) years)

US$400

Renewal, amendment, or replacement

US$400

 

8.0

 

MISCELLANEOUS

8.1

Certificate of Ownership and Encumbrance

Vessels engaged in commerce

US$200

8.2

Certified Extract

Preferred Mortgage Index

US$200

8.3

Other Certificates

Certificate of a Marriage, Birth, Death or Burial at Sea

US$200

8.4

Waiver under §203 of the RMI Maritime Act

20-year age limitation

US$500

Other allowances

US$150

8.5

Authentication

Authentication of any document not otherwise specified (plus costs)

US$300

8.6

Certified Document Copies

First copy of each document provided and certified (plus delivery costs and expedited receipt if requested)

US$375

Additional certified copies, each (plus delivery costs and expedited receipt if requested)

US$375

8.7

Minimum Safe Manning Certificate

First issue

US$300

Re-issue

US$150

8.8

Cargo Securing Manual

Approval per vessel

At Cost

8.9

Passenger Ship Emergency Plan

Approval per vessel

At Cost

8.10

Oil Pollution Damage

Civil Liability Certificate per vessel

US$200

8.11

Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

Civil Liability Certificate per vessel

US$200

8.12

Removal of Wrecks

Insurance Certificate or Other Financial Security per vessel

US$200

8.13

Liability for Death of and Personal Injury to Passengers

Insurance Certificate or Other Financial Security per passenger vessel

US$200

8.14

Certificate of Insurance or other Financial Security for non-RMI registered vessels

Non-RMI-registered vessels (Per groups of 1-10)

US$300/vessel

Non-RMI-registered vessels (Per groups of 11-39)

US$250/vessel

Non-RMI-registered vessels (Per groups of 40 or more)

US$200/vessel

8.15

Multiple Load Line

Assignment Book

US$500

8.16

Passenger Ship Music Licensing

Music Licensing for Passenger Ship

Contact the Administrator

8.17

Certificates or documents not otherwise specified

Each (plus costs)

US$300

 

9.0

 

FEES FOR SPECIAL SERVICES

  In addition to any applicable fees referred to in this Notice, the following fees for special services may also be payable to the Administrator:
9.1 Regional Office
  The fees for services requiring the attendance of a representative of the Administrator during a transaction conducted outside the normal business hours are:

First two (2) hours of transaction or any portion of the period

US$250

Each additional two (2) hours of transaction or any portion of the period

US$250
If the transaction above starts after 1700 on Friday and before 0700 hours on Monday, or is scheduled on a holiday as defined by the Administrator, these fees apply.

First two (2) hours of transaction or any portion

US$350

Every additional two (2) hour increment, or portion of the period

US$350
Where services are conducted outside the Administrator’s normal business hours, the following additional expenses will also be applied per transaction:

Meals (if applicable)

US$50

Transportation

US$150
9.2 Miscellaneous Fees
  For secretarial, cable, fax, photocopying and secure delivery expenses incurred for the convenience of the requesting party and/or for the secure delivery of “official documents” will be charged as follows:

Fixed fee for vessel registration transactions

US$100

Delivery of any other official documents listed in §12.0

Actual Cost
9.3 Third party fees
  If a third party, or a representative of the Administrator, is involved in a transaction, there may be a 15% processing fee added to the total invoice. This processing fee is based on the costs associated with the transaction.
9.4 For payment methods see §13.0 of this Notice.

 

10.0

 

INVESTIGATIONS OR FORMAL HEARINGS

  Parties and interested persons may be required to pay certain actual costs incurred by the Administrator in connection with investigations or formal hearings on casualties and contraventions.

 

11.0

 

PUBLICATIONS

  To order the publications below, complete form TCMI-03 and email it to publications@register-iri.com. Do not send payment with the publication order. Invoicing is done separately and will include the cost of the items ordered, courier shipping and handling charges. Once the official invoice is received, payment may be made online with a credit card or by following these instructions.

Oil Record Book

US$25

Oil Record Book Instructions can be downloaded here.

Cargo Record Book

US$25

Cargo Record Book Instructions (MI-333A) can be downloaded here.

Articles of Agreement, one (1) set of three (3) pieces

US$25

 

12.0

 

SEAFARER CERTIFICATION

12.1 Initial issuance of an Officer Certificate of Competence
  Upon qualification by examination or endorsement, as follows:

All Management and Operational Officers*

US$250

Restricted and General Operator – GMDSS only*

US$50

*Includes issuance of a Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA).

12.2 Renewals - Officer Certificates of Competence

Renewal of an Officer Certificate of Competence

US$150
12.3 Temporary Authorization as an Officer

Following RMI Maritime Regulation 7.39

US$100

Must hold a valid RMI Endorsement in a lower capacity.

12.4 RMI Seafarer's Identification and Record Book (SIRB) and Identification Card

New, renewal or replacement of an SIRB (Five (5) year validity)

US$70

Optional Identification Card

US$25

Expediting Fees:

First five (5) applicants

US$50

Plus, for every additional 1-5 applicants

US$50
12.5 Special Qualifications Certificates after exam or endorsement:

Basic Training, Wiper, Junior Ordinary Seafarer, GP-Trainee, General Steward Utility

No Fee

All others

US$35
12.6 Examinations

Officer Certificate of Competence

US$300

Re-take of a failed officer examination

US$150
 

Requests from owners, agents or applicants to hold special group examinations or individual examinations away from the designated test centers will be honored, if possible, provided the requesting party undertakes the costs of all administrative out-of-pocket expenses, including the examiner’s transportation, lodging and meals, exam facility rental, assisting proctors’ fees, and related expenses as may be reasonably incurred, or a US$50 per day proctoring fee, whichever is greater.

12.7 Urgent Authorization (UA)

UA for an Officer to Serve on Assignment prior to submission of a completed application

US$100
12.8 Replacement certificates

Replacement of a lost or destroyed certificate of competence

US$100
12.9 Authentication of sea service and all Special Services/Expediting

Authentication of sea service

US$50

Special Services/Expediting for 1-5 applicants

US$50

Plus, for every additional 1-5 applicants

US$50
12.10 Courier service fee required for secured delivery of seafarer documentation

Courier fee for overseas delivery of 1-8 applicants

US$40

Plus, for each applicant over eight (8)

US$5

 

13.0

 

PAYMENT

  Fees may be paid in several ways:
 

Check or bank draft:
Payable to “The Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, Inc.” in United States dollars and drawn on a US bank or the US branch of an international bank. Checks should be sent to:

 

The Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, Inc.
P.O. Box 2095
Reston, Virginia 20195-0095 USA

 

Wire transfers: The instructions are in this document.

 

Online: Payment using a credit card is possible.



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