The Attorney must submit to the Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section the request for Provisional Mortgage Registration, accompanied by a document which describes the mortgage lien.
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The owners, leaseholders, or shipowners who are interested in registering a vessel in Honduras, must apply for registration at the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine through a professional authorized to practice law in Honduras.
The documents attached to the application form may be temporary and for the sole purpose of obtaining the Provisional Certificate of Registry, presented as authenticated photocopies.
Validity: Six (6) months
Vessels engaged in International Fishing must additionally present:
The reconstructed vessels must present:
Note: When applying for registration, the petitioner must submit the documentation attesting the reconstruction. This documentation will be reviewed by the Maritime Safety Department for approval. (Resolutions 003/2005 and 001/2003).
Validity: three (3) months
To request an extension of the Provisional Registry, the attorney must submit the request with certified copies of the Third Party Liability Insurance Policy to the Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section before the expiration date of the previous Certificate. Only one extension of Provisional Registry may be given
To make a change of name, owner, leaseholder, structural changes, tonnage and activity of the vessel, the attorney must submit to the Section of Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section the application form of Definitive or Provisional Registry to register the change in the Certificate of Registry.
If a vessel is not yet registered in the Registry of Property of Ships of the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine, having only provisional certificate of registry, the issuance of the new provisional certificate of registry for the requested change would proceed without further ado.
Prior to the issuance of a Definitive Certificate of Registry the owner must register the property with the Testimony of Public Deed with the change made. When the vessel has its property already registered, an inscription of the change made in the corresponding registry must be submitted.
When changes are made, supporting documents must be attached thereof, as follows:
Change of Vessel Name: Request the availability of the name.
Change of Owner: Bill of Sale or any other title deed transferring ownership.
Structural Changes of the Vessel: Letter of the shipyard detailing the structural changes made.
Change of Tonnage: Tonnage Certificate issued by a Recognized Organization or a classification society.
Change of Activity: Technical certificates proving that the vessel may engage in the new activity.
To register the vessel property, the Attorney must submit the corresponding application form to the Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section with the Testimony of Public Deed and two photocopies.
This process is a requirement to obtain the Definitive Certificate of Registry. The testimony must detail particular of the ship as they appear on the Provisional Certificate, as well as the registration number and the background of the ship.
Note: International vessels, must also submit:
To carry out a Special Registry the Attorney must submit to the Section of Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section the RBRE 09.1 form duly filled out, accompanying the relevant documents duly authenticated.
The application documents are the following:
The Attorney must apply for the Registry Deletion of a ship, which has obtained Definitive Registry through Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section; accompanied the application form with the following documents:
In case that only Provisional Certificate has been obtained, a Deletion Certificate must also be attached.
For the issuance of proofs, the Attorney must submit application form to the Reception of Documents and Customer Service Section, the documents and proof of having paid the respective rights.