Registration pursuant to the Dutch flag – the registration process in Covid times

February 18, 2021 | News
At AKD in Rotterdam, we assist and advice on a daily basis on the construction, sale and purchase and financing of vessels and yachts. The (de)registration of the vessel, the possibility to go bareboat in or out, transfer of title and security (mortgage) on the vessel are important aspects in these matters on which we advise and lead the process. The practical approach of ILT together with the specialized knowledge and experience of our notary and lawyers help towards a smooth process.
Ship-owners benefit from an easy and smooth vessel registration process in the Netherlands as was put forward during the worthwhile webinar “Flying the Dutch flag”.
Two governmental organizations are involved for ships registration in the Netherlands being the Land Registry (Kadaster) and the Human Environment and transport Inspectorate part of Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management also referred to as ILT (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) or Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (NSI). Experience learns that practical difficulties may arise also related to Covid restrictions but they can usually be quickly tackled, applying the typical Dutch pragmatic approach.

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