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REGISTERING A VESSEL  UNDER A SYRIAN FLAG ( RAISING THE SYRIAN FLAG )

 

1.    IF THE VESSEL IS OWNED BY NATURAL SYRIAN CITIZENS, OR  THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE TREATED AS SYRIANS.

2.    IF THE VESSEL IS OWNED BY NON-SYRIAN CITIZENS WHO ARE PERMANENTLY  RESIDING IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC.

3.    IF THE VESSEL IS OWNED BY NATURAL NON-SYRIAN CITIZENS, PROVIDED THAT  THEY SHOULD HAVE A SYRIAN REPRESENTATIVE OR A MANAGEMENT, WHO MAY BE AN ESTABLISHER, OR A FOUNDER ACCORDING TO THE EFFECTIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC. AND HE SHOULD BE OFFICIALLY, LEGALLY AND LAWFULLY AUTHORISED BY  THE OWNER OF THE VESSEL TO ACT ON HIS BEHALF, AND FOR HIS ACCOUNT, PROVIDED THAT THIS PERSON SHOULD BE LIABLE TO ANY LEGAL ACTION, AND ABLE TO FULFIL  THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OWNER OF THE VESSEL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NATIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

4.    THE VESSEL SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED AT ANY  CLASSIFYING ORGANISATION APPROVED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF PORTS, AND SHOULD FULFIL THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NARITIME   REQUIREMENTS.

 

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ISSUING THE VESSEL A TEMPORARY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ( A TEMPORARY SYRIAN FLAG CERTIFICATE )

 

1.    THE DIRECTORATE OF PORTS ISSUES A TEMPORARY  SYRIAN FLAG CERTIFICATE FOR VESSELS OWNED OR BUILD ABROAD, AND AIMED TO BE REGISTERED AS A SYRIAN VESSEL, THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE VALID FOR THE PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS. THE CERTIFICATE IS RENEWABLE ACCORDING TO THE ESTIMATION OF THE DIRECTORATE, AFTER SUBMITTING A REQUEST BY THE OWNER  OR HIS LEGAL AGENT  ENCLOSED WITH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS :

1.1          . A COPY OF THE INVOICE OR SALES CONTRACT OF THE VESSEL, OR A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF BUILDING THE VESSEL IN ARABIC OR ENGLISH LANGUAGES,  OFFICIALLY TRANSLATED, SHOWING THE NAMES OF SELLERS AND THE NAMES OF PURCHASERS, THEIR SHARES, NATIONALITIES, BUILDERS' NAME, VESSEL'S NAME AND KIND OF THE VESSEL, HER EX-NATIONALITY , PLACE AND DATE OF  SIGNING THE INVOICE, THE BUILDING CONTRACT OR SALES CONTRACT.

1.2          . THE DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW THE MAIN DIMENSIONS OF THE VESSEL, HER GROSS AND NET TONNAGE , YEAR OF BUILDING, BASIC POWER CAPACITY AND  TYPE.

1.3          . THE DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW THE NATIONALITY AND ADDRESS OF THE OWNER, AND THE LEGAL AGENT IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC.

1.4          . A VALID COPY OF THE CLASSIFYING CERTIFICATE OF THE VESSEL ISSUED BY ANY CLASSIFYING ORGANISATION APPROVED BY THE GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF PORTS.

2.    THE GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF PORTS ISSUE THE REQUIRED TEMPORARY TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES  BY VIRTUE OF HER VALD TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES.

3.    THE TEMPORARY TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES ISSUED FOR A VESSEL  WILL BE DEEMED INVALID WHEN THE VESSEL CALLS ANY SYRIAN PORT, AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SAIL UNTILL PERMANENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURES ARE COMPLETED, OR AT THE END OF THE PERIOD GIVEN IN THE CERTIFICATE.

 

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THE DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES REQUIRED FOR REGISTERING A VESSEL OWNED OR BUILT ABROAD

A LETTER IS TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE OWNER OF THE VESSEL OR HIS LEGAL AGENT  ENCLOSED WITH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

1.    AN INVOICE, A SALES CONTRACT, OR A BUILDING CONTRACT  IN THE ARABIC, OR ENGILSH LANGUAGE LEGALLY TRANSLATED AND CERTIFIED. THESE CERTIFICATES SHOULD STATE THE NAMES OF SELLERS, THE NAMES OF PURCHASERS, THEIR SHARES, THEIR NATIONALITIES, NAME OF THE BUILDER, NAME OF THE VESSEL AND HER EX-NATIONALITY,, PLACE AND DATE OF SIGNING THE INVOICE, SALES CONTRACT, BUILDING CONTRACT OR SALES CONTRACT DULY CERTIFIED AND LEGALISED.

2.    THE DOCUMENTS SHOULD SHOW  THE MAIN DIMENSIONS OF THE VESSEL, HER GROSS AND NET TONNAGE, BUILDING YEAR , THE CAPACITY OF THE MAIN ENGINES AND THEIR TYPES.

3.    A DELETION CERTIFICATE OF THE PREVIOUS FLAG DULY CERTIFIED, OR A DECLARATION  FROM THE BUILDER FOR THE VESSEL UNDER  BUILDING, WHICH IS NOT PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED, OR A SALES CONTRACT BY PUBLIC AUCTION DULY CERTIFIED.

4.    A CERTIFIED DECLARATION WHICH CONFIRMS THAT THE VESSEL IS NOT ARRESTED , NOT MORTGAGED  OR NOT  UNDER ANY DUES TO OTHERS .

5.    A VALID VESSEL'S CERTIFICATE OF CLASSIFICATION ISSUED BY A CLASSIFICATION ORGANISATION RECOGNISED BY THE DIRECTORATE .

6.    VESSEL'S SURVEY REPORT.

7.    VESSELS' PLANS ( GENERAL PLAN, CAPACITY PLAN …ETC. ).

8.    CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING THE SHIP'S NATIONALITY, OWNER'S OR AGENT'S ADDRESS IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC.

9.    A RECEIPT OF REGISTERING THE SHIP.

 

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REGISTERING A LOCALLY BUILT VESSEL

1.    BUILDING CERTIFICATES:

1.1                    . AN APPLICATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE DIRECTORATE  BY THE CONCERNED PERSON OR HIS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE  TO GET APPROVAL TO BUILD THE SHIP. THE APPLICATION SHOULD BE ENCLOSED  WITH A PHOTOCOPY OF HIS ID. CARD OR HIS PASSPORT. THE APPLICATION SHOULD  SHOW THE TYPE AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE VESSEL  INTENDED TO BE BUILT ENCLOSED WITH A GENERAL PLAN OF THE SHIP WHICH SHOWS THE MAIN SECTIONS, BUILDING PLACE AND THE BUILDER.

1.2                    . A RECEIPT OF BUILDING LICENSURE.

1.3                    . THE  PERSONN REQUESTING BUILDING APPROVAL OR HIS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE SHOULD SUBMIT ALL PLANS AND NECESSARY STUDIES FOR BUILDING PROCESS ( SHIP STABILITY, SHIP'S PLANS … ETC. ) DULY CERTIFIED BY ONE OF THE CLASSIFICATION ORGANISATIONS DULY RECOGNISED BY THE DIRECTORATE.

1.4                    . ISSUING A BUILDING LICENSURE  WHICH MUST BE VALID FOR THE PERIOD OF TWO YEARS RENEWABLE FOR ANOTHER MAXIMUM PERIOD OF TWO YEARS FROM DATE OF EXPIRY UPON THE REQUEST OF THE CONCERNED PERSON. THE LICENSURE WILL BE DEEMED AS NULL IF THE CONCERNED PERSON DOES NOT START BUILDING THE SHIP.

2.    REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS :

2.1                    . A REGISTRATION APPLICATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY THE SHIP'S OWNER, OR HIS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, ENCLOSED WITH THE BUILDING FILE WHICH SHOULD CONTAIN BUILDING LICENSURE AND BUILDING CONTRACT SHOWING FULL SHIP'S SPECIFICATIONS, HER MAIN DIMENSIONS, ALL PLANS NEEDED FOR BUILDING AND REGHISTRATION ( SHIP STABILITY, GENERAL PLAN, CAPACITY PLAN …………..ETC.). THE PLANS AND STUDIES SHOULD BE CERTIFIED BY ONE OF THE CLASSIFICATION ORGANISATIONS RECOGNISED BY THE DIRETCORATE.

2.2                    . A VALID CLASSIFICATION CERTIOFICATE FOR THE SHIP ISSUED BY A CLASSIFICATION ORGANISATION WHICH IS RECOGNISED  BY THE DIRECTORATE.

2.3                    . SHIP'S TECHNICAL SURVEY REPORT.

2.4                    . CERTIFICATES THAT SHOW THE SHIP'S NATIONALITY, OWNER'S OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE'S ADDRESS IN THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC.

2.5                    . THE RECEIPT OF REGISTRATION FEES.

A.   REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

1.    THE DIRECTORATE WILL CARRY OUIT THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:

A.  PREPARING SHIP'S REGISTRATION REPORT AFTER COMPLETING ALL CERTIFICATES STATED HEREINABOVE.

B.   VERIFYING THROUGH THE DIRECTORATE'S RECORDS THAT THE SHIP IS NOT BLACK LISTED.

C.   GRANTING THE SHIP'S OWNER OR HIS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATE AFTER COMPLETING REGISTRATION PROCEDURES.

2.    EVERY REGISTERED VESSEL SHOULD HAVE A NAME, IN ENGLISH, APPROVED BY THE DIRECTORATE, THIS NAME SHOULD BE AFFIXED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SHIP'S FOREHEAD  AND SHIP'S AFT, WITH THE NAME OF THE PORT OF REGISTRY AND IMO NUMBER.