Where the owner/operator is in the situation where some parts of the ship ownership history are not known, the person who signs the application for registration should:

a) submit all of the available documents and statutory declarations; and

b) make a statutory declaration that states:

  1. to the best of your knowledge the persons claiming ownership are lawfully entitled to ownership of the ship; and
  2. explain the basis of the belief that the owner/operator are lawfully entitled to ownership; and
  3. explain the reasons certain documents or statutory declarations cannot be obtained; and

c) lodge a notice of intention to apply for ship registration. On receipt AMSA will publish the notice on the AMSA website for a period of 30 days.