1: Check the documents
You need to provide the extract from the Trade Register and the articles of association for the owner who is to be marked in the register. If the vessel is in the Finnish register and being transferred to a foreign owner, you need to provide the decision to keep the vessel in the Finnish register. If the vessel is in a foreign register and being transferred to the Finnish register, with the owner remaining abroad, you need to provide the decision to register the vessel in Finland. In either case, the decision can consist, for example, of the minutes from a board meeting.
If you don't have a right to sign for the shipowner, you will also need a power of attorney.
You also need to provide the vessel’s charter party and proof of title. If the ship is owned by the owner entered in the register, only the ship register extract is required. Otherwise, the bill of sale must also be submitted.
If the vessel is being transferred to the Finnish register with the owner remaining abroad, you need to also provide the deletion certificate or the certificate of non-registration. The first of these is a certificate issued by the ship registration authorities to the effect that the ship has been deleted from the register of ships of the country of sale, and that the ship is free of encumbrances. The second is a certificate showing or that the ship has not been entered in the register of ships.