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Boat Licensing

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

Application For Boat License



Every boat that plies in any port, river or place in Malaysia for the following purposes must be licensed:


a. Trade or business;


b. The transportation of any person other than for trade or business; or


c. Sports, leisure or recreational activity.


COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS


The legislation applies to all boats not exceeding 500 GT (Gross Tonnage).


OWNERSHIP ELIGIBILITY


An individual or group of individuals or companies shall not be deemed to be boat owner unless owned by an individual or group of individuals or companies with the following information:


a. Malaysian citizen; or


b. Company established in Malaysia and owned by Malaysian citizens (100%).


VALIDITY PERIOD OF BOAT LICENSE


Every Boat License issued must have a validity period not exceeding twelve (12) months from the date it is issued AND not exceeding the expiry date of the insurance policy, whichever is the earliest.


INSURANCE POLICY


It is a mandatory requirement of insurance policy or financial security for all vessels in the waters of Peninsular Malaysia, the waters of the Federal Territory of Labuan and / or the Exclusive Economic Zone of Malaysia.


This mandatory requirement also applies to all vessels including Malaysian vessels and boats licensed under 300 GT operating in the waters mentioned above.


The boat owners should obtain insurance policy or financial security from the licensed institution.


Each insurance policy must have a liability limit of not less than RM1,600,000.00 (USD400,000.00) and contain / cover five (5) items:


a. Crew abandonment, repatriation, illness, injury and loss of life;


b. Fixed and floating objects with the exception of ships;


c. Oil pollution liability;


d. Wreck removal; and


e. Passenger liability.


METHOD OF APPLICATION


Application for Boat Licensing must be submitted to the Boat Licensing Office (Regional Marine Department).


New Application


The application shall be accompanied with the following documents:


a. Application For Boat License Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/01/V2.0).


b. Declaration of Individual Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/02/V2.0); OR


c. Declaration of Body Corporate Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/03/V2.0).


d. Letter of Authorization if the owner appoint a representative for a license application.


Individual Ownership:

e. Original and certified true copy owner Identification Card.


OR


Body Corporate Ownership:

(original and certified true copy)

f. Certificate of registry under Registration of Businesses Act;


OR


g. Certificate of registry under Company Act.


h. Memorandum & Article of Company.


i. Return of Allotment of Share (Form 24).


j. Register of Directors, Managers and Secretaries and Changes of Particulars (Form 49).


k. Original and certified true copy Master’s Certificate of Competency (COC) – Malaysia citizen.


l. Original and certified true copy Master’s Seamen Card.


m. Original – Builder’s Certificate / Letter of Declaration Boat Construction with individual name / company as a buyer (new built); OR


n. Original – Letter / Receipt of Sales and Purchase (existing boat).


o. Original – Letter / Deletion Certificate (if boat previously registered / licensed under foreign flag).


p. Copy of boat statutory certificate (if boat previously registered under Malaysia Ship Registry / foreign flag):


- International Tonnage Certificate 1969;


- Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate + Form E;


- International Load Line Certificate.


q. Picture of boat / General Arrangement Plan.


r. Insurance Policy.


Application Of Change Owner Information / Change Of Ownership / Amendment To Ownership Rights


The application shall be accompanied with the following documents:


a. Application Of Change Owner Information / Change Of Ownership / Amendment To Ownership Rights Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/04/V2.0).


b. Declaration of Individual Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/02/V2.0); OR


c. Declaration of Body Corporate Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/03/V2.0).


d. Letter of Authorization if the owner appoint a representative for this application.


Individual Ownership:

e. Original and certified true copy owner Identification Card.


OR


Body Corporate Ownership:

(original and certified true copy)


f. Certificate of registry under Registration of Businesses Act;


OR


g. Certificate of registry under Company Act.


h. Memorandum & Article of Company.


i. Return of Allotment of Share (Form 24).


j. Register of Directors, Managers and Secretaries and Changes of Particulars (Form 49).


k. Original – Letter / Receipt of Sales and Purchase;


OR


l. Original – Bill of Sale (Individuals or Joint Owner) (Marine 237);


OR


m. Original – Bill of Sale (Body Corporate) (Marine 236).


n. Original Boat License.


o. New Insurance Policy.


Boat Licensing Process


The applicant will received a notification via email / phone of appointment to conduct a boat inspection.


How long it will take


Boat License will be processed and issued within 3 working days after confirmation / approval of inspection report along with complete supporting documents have been obtained.


Fee Schedule


Please refer Fee For Boat Licensing.


APPLICATION FOR BOAT LICENSE


GENERAL


1. Intended Port of Licensing


2. Type of Boat


3. List 3 proposed name for the boat in order of preference (Block Letters)


4. (a) If new Boat, please specify:


Name and Address of Builder

Hull Number allocated


(b) If the Boat is not new, please specify:


License Number/Registration Number

Previous Port of Licensing/Port of Registry


5. Proposed Plying Limit


6. Number of Crew


7. Number of Passengers


BOAT DETAILS


8. Place built


9. Date of built (ddmmyyyy)


10. Specify type of hull material. Example: wood, FRP, steel.


11. Specify how boat is propelled. Example: Motor,2 - screw; Motor & sail, 1 – screw.


12. Specify type of rigging if it is a sailing ship. Insert ' - ' if it's a mechanically propelled boat.


13. Description of main engine. Example: 2 -stroke, internal combustion engine, geared.


14. Number of sets of main engine


15. No. of shafts


16. Specify total power of main engine(s) in kW


17. Displacement of main engine(s) (c.c)


18. Gross Tonnage


19. Net Tonnage


20. Length (m)


21. Breadth (m)


22. Moulded depth (m)


23. Draught (m)


24. Serial number of Main Engine(s)


1. (Port) Model Make and Model Serial Number

2. (Starboard) Model Make and Model Serial Number


CAPTAIN'S DETAILS


25. Full name


26. Seaman's no. (If any)


27. Sign on date

Specify date by which Master starts his term of employment on this boat.


28. Passport I.C./Passport No.


29. Date of birth


30. Citizenship


31. Address

Postal code


32. Grade of Certificate


33. Cert. No.


34. Issuing Country


35. Exemption Cert. No. (If Any)


36. Expiry date


DETAILS OF OWNER


37. For Individual Owner(s)


Note : Not more than 6 individual are allowed to be registered as owners of a boat licensed.


Name of Owner

Identity Card Number

Address of Owner

Postal code

Tel:

Fax:

Email:


38. If Owner is a Corporate Body


Name of Company

Cert. Of Incorporation No.

Principal Place of Business

Postal code

Email:

Tel:

Fax:


DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED


39. Enclose the following documents:


a. Declaration of Individual Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/02/V2.0).


OR


b. Declaration of Body Corporate Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/03/V2.0).


c. Letter of Authorization if the owner appoint a representative for a license application.


d. If individual ownership – Original and certified true copy owner Identification Card.


OR


e. If body corporate / company – Original and certified true copy


- Certificate of registry under Registration of Businesses Act.


OR


- Certificate of registry under Company Act.

- Memorandum & Article of Company.

- Return of Allotment of Share (Form 24).

- Register of Directors, Managers and Secretaries and Changes of Particulars (Form 49).


f. Original and certified true copy Master’s Certificate of Competency (COC) – Malaysia citizen.


g. Original and certified true copy Master’s Seamen Card.


h. Original – Builder’s Certificate / Letter of Declaration Boat Construction with individual name / company as a buyer (new built).


OR


i. Original – Letter / Receipt of Sales and Purchase (existing boat).


j. Original – Letter / Deletion Certificate (if boat previously registered / licensed under foreign flag).


k. Copy of Boat Statutory Certificate (if boat previously registered under Malaysia Ship Registry / foreign flag):


- International Tonnage Certificate 1969


- Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate + Form E


- International Load Line Certificate


l. Picture of Boat / General Arrangement Plan.


m. Insurance Policy.


For applicant making the application on behalf of a boat owner, a valid Letter of Authorization must be issued to the Applicant.


Checklist For Boat License New Application


Name /Boat No. : ________________________


1. a. Application For Boat License Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/01/V2.0); and


b. Declaration of Individual Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/02/V2.0); OR


c. Declaration of Body Corporate Ownership Form (LAUT/LESENBOT/03/V2.0).


2. Letter of Authorization if the owner appoint a representative for a license application.


3. If individual Ownership – Original and certified true copy owner Identification Card


OR


4. If body corporate / company – (original and certified true copy)


- Certificate of registry under Registration of Businesses Act.


OR


- Certificate of registry under Companies Act.


- Memorandum & Article of Company.


- Return of Allotment of Share (Form 24).


- Register of Directors, Managers and Secretaries and Changes of Particulars (Form 49)


5. Original and certified true copy Master’s Certificate of Competency (COC) – Malaysia citizen.


6. Original and certified true copy Master’s Seamen Card.


7. Original – Builder’s Certificate / Letter of Declaration Boat Construction with individual name / company as a buyer (new built); OR


- Original – Letter / Receipt of Sales and Purchase (existing boat).


8. Original – Letter / Deletion Certificate (if boat previously registered / licensed under foreign flag).


9. Copy of boat statutory certificate (if boat previously registered under Malaysia Ship Registry / foreign flag):


- International Tonnage Certificate 1969.


- Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate + Form E.


- International Load Line Certificate.


10. Picture of boat / General Arrangement Plan.


11. Insurance Policy.


12. Payment (12 Schedule, OPS 1952).


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