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For vessels coming into the registry, two (2) fee option schedules (A & B) are available. Schedule A fees are the standard fees payable for the registration of a vessel in the RMI provided the owner chooses to register the vessel based on this schedule. Schedule B fees are based on a sliding scale for various tonnage categories and also provides a fleet discount structure. Schedule B is not available for yacht registrations. There is a Tonnage Tax Calculator available on the website to assist owners in determining which option is better for their particular situation.

1.0 Initial Registration Fees – Schedule A
1.1 Initial Registration Fee per vessel US$2,500
1.2 Bareboat Charter Registration Fee per vessel US$2,500
1.3 Vessels Under Construction US$2,500
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.
2.0 Initial Registration Fees – Schedule B
2.1 Initial Registration Fee per vessel (excluding yachts):
 

.1  For vessels of 2,500 Net Tons (NT) or less

US$2,500
 

.2  For vessels of 2,501 NT to 15,000 NT

US$5,000
 

.3  For vessels of 15,001 NT to 35,000 NT

US$10,000
 

.4  For vessels of 35,001 NT to 50,000 NT

US$15,000
 

.5  For vessels over 50,000 NT

US$20,000
2.2 A discount of one-third (1/3) off the Initial Registration Fee will be available to owners under the following circumstances:
 

a)  Registration of a vessel that is 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.

 

b)  Registration of three (3) or more vessels at the same time that are fifteen (15) years of age or less or at least an irrevocable written commitment to register three (3) or more such vessels within a calendar year.

 

c)  This discount will be increased to fifty percent (50%) for an owner registering ten (10) or more vessels that are fifteen (15) years of age or less at the same time or submitting an irrevocable written commitment to register ten (10) or more such vessels within a calendar year.

3.0 Initial Registration Fees – Yachts
  Effective 14 April 2015, any yacht 300 gross tons or more registering in the RMI must obtain a Certificate of Insurance or Other Financial Security in Respect of Liability for the Removal of Wrecks; see 15.12 below for fee amount.
3.1 Private Yachts
 
3.1.1 Private Yachts – Three (3) Year Fee Package
 
3.2 Private Yacht Limited Charter (PYLC)
 
 
3.2.1 Private Yacht Limited Charter (PYLC) – Three (3) Year Fee Package
 
3.3 Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET)
 
 
3.4 Commercial Yacht
 
 
3.5 Passenger Yacht
 
 
3.6 Yachts Under Construction US$2,500
  This amount will be credited toward the registration fee if, upon delivery of the yacht to the owner or making application for registration, the yacht is issued a Provisional Certificate of Registry under the RMI flag.
4.0 Re-Registration Fees
4.1 Re-registration Fee per vessel (irrespective of Schedule A or B) US$1,500
4.2 Yachts US$1,500
4.3 Annual fees for re-registered vessels or yachts remain the same as established at initial registration or as per the published fee schedule.
5.0 Annual Tonnage Taxes - Schedule A
5.1 Commercial Vessels, Annual Tonnage Tax per net ton US$0.20
 
  • The minimum Annual Tonnage Tax payable shall not be less than
US$500
6.0 Annual Tonnage Taxes - Schedule B
6.1 Annual tonnage tax per vessel (excluding yachts):
 

.1  For vessels of 2,500 NT or less

US$500
 

.2  For vessels of 2,501 NT to 5,000 NT

US$0.20 per NT
 

.3  For vessels of 5,001 NT to 25,000 NT

US$0.17 per NT
 

.4  For vessels of 25,001 NT to 50,000 NT

US$0.15 per NT
 

.5  For vessels over 50,000 NT

US$0.125 per NT
7.0 Marshall Islands International Participation (MIIP) - Schedule A
7.1 Annual MIIP fee per vessel (excluding private yachts):
 

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

US$1,660
 

.2  Commercial yachts of 400 GT or more up to 4,000 GT

US$1,660
 

.3  All vessels engaged in commerce over 4,000 GT

US$1,500 plus US$0.04 per GT
8.0 Marshall Islands International Participation (MIIP) - Schedule B
8.1 Annual MIIP fee per vessel (excluding yachts):
 

.1  For vessels of 5,000 NT or less

US$2,000
 

.2  For vessels of 5,001 NT to 25,000 NT

US$1,750 plus US$0.04 per NT
 

.3  For vessels of 25,001 NT to 50,000 NT

US$1,500 plus US$0.04 per NT
 

.4  For vessels over 50,000 NT

US$1,250 plus US$0.04 per NT
9.0 Marine Services Fee - Schedules A & B
9.1 For routine service requests not otherwise specified and each inspection regularly due or otherwise required, as provided by Maritime Regulation 5.34, all vessels engaged in commerce, including fishing vessels, shall pay an annual fee of US$2,000
9.2 Subsequent to the required initial safety inspection, vessels under 400 gross tons, at cost, when requested by the Administrator by owner.
9.3 For Passenger Ships that are inspected semi-annually, the mid-cycle inspection shall be invoiced additionally at cost.
9.4 For inspections outside a station area or outside normal working hours, or for release of a vessel from detention, restoration or collection of documents, examining rectification of a deficiency, etc., all actual costs will be charged in addition to the fee in sub-paragraphs 11.1 and 11.2 above.
9.5 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 shall 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 of US$4,000
9.6 Pre-registration inspections:Any vessel being considered for registration may be subject to a pre-registration inspection as required for a waiver of the age limitation to registration or as deemed necessary by the Administrator to adequately asses the condition of the vessel prior to acceptance into the registry. When so required or deemed necessary, it shall be pre-arranged and agreed. The direct costs of the inspection shall 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.
9.7 The said fee for Marine Services shall be adjusted annually to be effective as of the first day of each year. The Administrator will make this adjustment by amendment to this Marine Notice, 1-005-1, Section 11.
10.0 Change of Name
10.1 For securing the change of name of a vessel of any size under Section 232 of the Maritime Act US$250
11.0 Documentation of Vessels
11.1 For the issuance or re-issuance of a Certificate of Registry
  (Permanent, Provisional, Construction or Restricted) US$300
11.2 For the issuance or reissuance of a Temporary Certificate of Registry for Yacht Engaged in Trade US$450
11.3 For issuance of a Certificate of Registry to a commercial yacht reflecting a change of operational status US$150
11.4 For the issuance of an extension to a Provisional Certificate of Registry:
 

.1  For a vessel in navigation

US$450
 

.2  For a vessel in Laid-up Status

US$100
11.5 For the issuance of Continuous Synopsis Records:
 

.1  For issuance of initial CSR Document

US$300
 

.2  For issuance of amended CSR Document

US$300
 

.3  For replacement or transfer of CSR File

US$450
11.6 For Bareboat Charter Registration:
 

.1  For issuance of Letter of Consent

US$200
 

.2  For issuance of Certificate of Deletion

US$200
11.7 For issuance of a Certificate of Permission for Foreign Bareboat Charter Registration US$225
11.8 For the issuance of a Certificate of Permission to Sell for re-registration US$200
11.9 For the issuance of a Certificate of Permission to Transfer an RMI flagged vessel:
 

.1  For 90 days validity on Permission to Transfer

US$200
11.10 For issuance of Certificate of Cancellation US$200
12.0 Recording of Instruments
12.1 For recording a Bill of Sale of a vessel:
 

.1  Vessels engaged in commerce and all yachts

US$200
12.2 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:
 

.1  Vessels engaged in commerce and all yachts

US$600
 

.2  Vessels under Construction, each

US$600
12.3 For the recording of a Satisfaction, Release or Discharge of a Mortgage or Financing Charter:
 

.1  Vessels engaged in commerce and all yachts, each

US$300
 

.2  Vessels under Construction, each

US$300
13.0 Radio Communications
13.1 For the issuance of a Temporary Authority (TA) to operate a Ship Radio Station:
 

.1  Vessels engaged in commerce, including commercial and passenger yachts

US$150
 
  • First Renewal
US$150
 
  • Second and subsequent renewals
US$350
 

.2  PYLCs and YETs

US$100
 
  • First Renewal
US$100
 
  • Second and subsequent renewals
US$150
13.2 For the issuance of a Permanent Ship Radio Station License:
 

.1  Vessels engaged in commerce, including commercial and passenger yachts - Original issuance; amendment; or renewal

US$300
 

.2  PYLCs and YETs - Original issuance; amendment; or renewal

US$100
 

.3  Private yachts

 
 

      Original issuance; or renewal (includes the TA)

US$200
 

      Amendment

US$100
13.3 For renewal or amendment of a Permanent Ship Radio Station License that includes a Ship Earth Station (vessels engaged in commerce, including commercial yachts and passenger yachts only) US$400
14.0 Seafarer Certification
  (Refer to publications MI-118 and MI-118E for full details).
14.1 For initial issuance of Officer Certificate of Competence upon qualification by examination or endorsement, as follows:
 

.1  All Management & Operational Officers

 

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

US$200
 

.2  Restricted and General Operator - GMDSS only

US$50
14.2 For renewal of an Officer Certificate of Competence:
 

.1  Prior to expiration

US$100
 

.2  Within one (1) year after expiration

US$150
14.3 For the issuance of a Temporary Authorization as Officer under:
 

.1  RMI Maritime Regulation 7.39

US$100
 

(Must hold a valid RMI Endorsement in lower capacity)

14.4 For the issuance of an RMI Seafarer's Identification and Record Book (SIRB) and Identification Card:
 

.1  5-year issuance, renewal or replacement of an SIRB

US$60
 

.2  Optional Identification Card

US$25
 

.3  Expediting Fees:

 

First five (5) applicants

US$50
 

Plus for every five (5) or part of five (5) applicants thereafter an additional

US$50
14.5 For the issuance of Special Qualifications Certificates upon qualification by examination or endorsement:
 

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

No Fee
 

.2  All others

US$35
14.6 Examinations for Officer's Certificate of Competence US$300
 

.1  Requests from owner/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 $50 per day proctoring fee, whichever is greater.

 

.2  Each re-take of failed officer examination

US$150
14.7 Examinations for Ratings and Special Qualifications US$150
 

.1  If the candidate does not already possess an RMI SIRB, the fee will include its issuance.

14.8 For Urgent Authorization for an Officer to Serve on Assignment of Officer Certificate Number PRIOR to submission of completed application US$100
14.9 For replacement of a lost or destroyed certificate of competence US$100
14.10 For authentication of sea service and all Special Services/Expediting US$50
14.11 Courier service fee required for secured delivery of seafarer documentation:
 

.1  Courier fee for overseas delivery for one (1) to eight (8) Applicants

US$40
 

Plus for each Applicant over eight (8)

US$5
15.0 Miscellaneous
15.1 For the issuance of each Certificate of Ownership and Encumbrance of a vessel
 

.1  Vessels engaged in commerce and all yachts

US$150
15.2 For Certified Extract of Preferred Mortgage Index US$100
15.3 For a Certificate of a Marriage, Birth, Death or Burial at Sea US$150
15.4 For issuance of a waiver under Section 203 of the RMI Maritime Act (excluding yachts):
 

.1  20 year age limitation

US$500
 

.2  Other allowances

US$150
15.5 For authentication of any document not otherwise specified US$150
15.6 For providing certified copies of documents, for first copy of each document provided and certified (plus costs) US$150
 
  • Additional certified copies, each (plus costs)
US$150
15.7 For issuance of Minimum Safe Manning Certificate US$300
 
  • For re-issue of Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
US$150
15.8 Approving Cargo Securing Manuals, per vessel US$400
 
  • For each additional plan submitted by an owner based on the original approved manual, per vessel
US$200
15.9 Approving Passenger Ship Emergency Plans, per vessel US$2,500
15.10 Issuance of Civil Liability Certificate for Oil Pollution Damage, per vessel US$200
15.11 Issuance of Civil Liability Certificate for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, per vessel US$200
15.12 Issuance of Certificate of Insurance or Other Financial Security in Respect of Liability for the Removal of Wrecks, per each RMI registered vessel, including yachts of 300 or more gross tons US$200
15.13 Issuance of Certificate of Insurance or Other Financial Security in Respect of Liability for the Death of and Personal Injury to Passengers, per each RMI registered passenger vessel, including passenger yachts US$200
15.14 Issuance of a Certificate of Insurance or other Financial Security for non-RMI registered vessels:
 

.1  per each order of 4 or fewer non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel

US$500
 

.2  per groups of 5-10 non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel

US$300
 

.3  per groups of 11-100 non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel

US$250
 

.4  per groups of 101 or more non-RMI registered vessels, per vessel

US$200
15.15 Multiple Load Line Assignment Book US$400
15.16 For issuance of any certificate or document not otherwise specified (plus costs) US$150
15.17 For issuance of a Voluntary Compliance Certificate to a private yacht to maintain commercial yacht or PYLC voluntary compliance US$300
15.18 Music Licensing for Passenger Ships contact Administrator
15.19 Tenders (stored onboard) US$500
16.0 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:
16.1 Regional Office: The fees for services requiring the attendance of a representative of the Administrator during a transaction conducted outside the normal hours of business is as follows:
 
  • First two (2) hours of transaction or any portion thereof
US$250
 
  • Each additional two (2) hours of transaction or any portion thereof
US$250
 

.1  If the above transaction commences after 1700 on Friday and before 0700 hours on Monday, or is scheduled on a holiday as defined by the Administrator, the fees for services are:

 
  • First two (2) hours of transaction or any portion thereof
US$350
 
  • Thereafter, every additional two (2) hour increment, or portion thereof
US$350
 

.2  Where such services are made available outside the normal business hours of the Administrator, the following additional expenses shall also be applied per transaction:

 
  • Meals (if applicable)
US$50
 
  • Transportation
US$150
16.2 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" shall be charged as follows:
 
  • Fixed fee for vessel registration transactions
US$100
 
  • Delivery of any other official documents listed in Sections 13.0 thru 17.0
Actual Cost
16.3 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.
16.4 For methods of payment see the instructions on www.register-iri.com.
17.0 Investigations or Formal Hearings
  Regarding specific Investigations or Formal Hearings on casualties and contraventions, the Parties and interested persons may be required to pay certain actual costs incurred by the Administrator in connection therewith.
18.0 Publications
  To place an order for Oil Record Books, Cargo Record Books or Articles of Agreement, complete RMI form TCMI-03 and email it to publications@register-iri.com. Do not send any form of payment with a publication order. Invoicing is done separately and at a later date for the total cost of an order, which is the cost of the items ordered plus 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.
18.1 Oil Record Book US$15
18.2 Cargo Record Book US$15
 
18.3 Articles of Agreement, one (1) set of three (3) pieces US$15

 



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