Frequently Asked Questions

The core business hours of EUROMAR are from Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm (GMT-1). Outside these hours, EUROMAR is available at any time and any day of the week for you at our emergency number +49-40-36 88 00 48 88. In case your call is not answered or returned by the duty officer within 15 minutes, please call either Mr. Jörg Molzahn +49 151 64957419 or Mr. Wilhelm Loskot +49 151 64957420.

  • Portugal is one of the most reputable seafaring nations since the days of Henry the Navigator and Vasco da Gama and it is a stable EU member. The country and its citizens are devoted to the sea. Maritime needs is the top matter on the political agenda in Portugal. All this suits the interests of professional shipmanagers.
  • Portugal is accepted by Oil Majors - several crude oil, chemical and product carriers are already registered.
  • Portugal is not a Flag of Convenience as opposed to many EU and non-EU flags.
  • The Registry runs successfully since the 1980s. 

All employees have several years of professional experience within their fields. Expertise comes from maritime and shipping companies, ship registration, maritime law, superintendency, shipping finance, politics, quality management, classification societies, certification and IT.

 

Regional Office - HAMBURG, GERMANY:

EUROPEAN MAR GmbH 

Klopstockstrasse 1

22765 Hamburg | Germany

 

Phone: +49-40-36 88 00 48-0

E-Mail: euromar@eu-registry.com

 

EMERGENCY NUMBER: +49-40-36 88 00 48 88

 

Headquarters - MADEIRA, PORTUGAL:

EUROPEAN MAR II, LDA & COMANDITA

Avenida Arriaga 42 b, Edifício Arriaga 6.2

9000-064 Funchal | Madeira | Portugal

 

Phone: +351 291 645 066 

E-Mail: madeira@eu-registry.com

 

Regional Office - LISBON, PORTUGAL:

EUROPEAN MAR II, LDA & COMANDITA

Praceta Faias 2

22750-274 Guia | Lisbon | Portugal

 

Phone: +351 214 866 070

Email: euromar@eu-registry.com

 

 

All ships registred in MAR will fly the Portuguese national flag.

It is recommended to start with the preparations for a flag change 6-8 weeks in advance.

No, there is no difference in costs for a full or bareboat registration.

Age:

There are no direct restrictions on the age of the vessels that may be registered, but for ships exceeding 15 years an additional pre-survey might be applicable depending on the ships' PSC and Classification records. 

Surveys:

Vessels to be registered may be subject to a pre-survey based on the ships' records, age and detention history.

All vessels registered in MAR must have their relevant statutory certificates issued by one of the classification societies which have been authorized as a Portuguese Recognized Organization (RO). These entities may also perform surveys and inspections on behalf of MAR, as well as the undertaking of certain tasks. Currently, Portugal recognizes eight classification societies in order to undertake some of its tasks within the framework of MAR:

Other classification societies (IACS members) may be recognized by Portugal in the near future.

The owner or bareboat charterer (in case of bareboat-in registration) of a vessel to be registered with MAR may be of any jurisdiction (i.e. entities that are not included within the institutional scope of the Madeira Free Trade Zone).

Yes, all IACS members, which have an agreement with the Portuguese Administration, are authorized to conduct the necessary inspections.

SSPs and approval have been fully delegated to classification societies.

The DMLC1, in which the requirements of the flag state to MLC are defined, is generated by the Portuguese Maritime Authority (DGRM). DMLC2, which defines the ship owner's requirements on the implementation, will be generated by the shipping company.

A template of DMLC I can be downloaded here.

For LRIT (Long Range Identification and Tracking) the service providers CLSFulcrumPole StarSatPro and Transas have been approved.

 

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24h telephone

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Collécte Localisation Satellites CLS - Maritime Security

+33(0)561393702

+33 (0) 5 61 39 48 90

gfabritius@cls.fr

www.cls.fr + www.shiploc.com + www.lrit.fr

 

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Telephone

24h telephone

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Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd.

+44 1708 788400

+44 797 181 8636


asptesting@fulcrum-maritime.com

www.fulcrum-maritime.com

 

ASP name

Telephone + 24h telephone

Email

Web

 

Pole Star Space Applications Limited

+44 (0)20 7313 7402


lrittesting@polestarglobal.com
 

www.lrit.com

 

ASP name

Telephone

24h telephone

Email

Web

 

SatPro Int. Ltd. & Co. KG

+49 4302 96 97 914

+49 4302 96 97 914 / +49 163 33 0 77 00

info@satpro.org

www.satpro.org + www.lrit.de

 

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24h telephone

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Transas Telematics Limited

+46 31 69 41 80

+46 771 460 100

lrit@transas.com

www.transas.com

 

 

All five providers – CLSFulcrumPole StarSatPro and Transas – are permitted to test.

Portugal does not grant any type approval. Any equipment can be used as long as it passes the Conformance Test. See also Cirulcar Informativa N° 4.

Every vessel shall be accounted by a Radio Accounting Authority (RAA) - recognized by Portugal's National Authority for Management & Regulation in Communications (ANACOM). You will find a list of RAA and PSA, which are recognized by Portugal, under Downloads > Others > List of Recognized Radio Accounting Authorities RAA.

You can nominate a preferred supplier for the so-called Point of Service Activation (PSA), who then acts as a partner when it comes to declaration, change or cancellation of radio equipment. The PSA has to be recognized by the national authority – in case your Radio Accounting Authority is not listed as recognized PSA, please contact EUROMAR:

maritime@eu-registry.com

Portugal’s Minimum Safe Manning Certificate is based on the minimum requirements of the IMO Assembly Directive 1047 (27) - principles of safe manning. The shipping company is required to comply with this directive (in particular Annex 2, 3 and 5) to propose the number of the crew, which is then evaluated by the Administration through the Technical Commission of MAR. The required or proposed number of persons depends among others on the vessel's size, the type of the vessel and on the area of operations as well as other criteria such as system maintenance and Ship Security Plan (see Annex 2 of IMO Directive).

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There is a nationality requirement. Shipowners can apply for an exemption from this regulation.

Testing

In general there are no limitations with respect to the nationality of seafarers serving on Portuguese flaged vessels - as long as the Master/officers are in possession of CoC and GOC issued by countries as listed on the EU White List. Moreover it is important that the crew and especially the Master/officers are qualified in accordance with the STCW Code.

No, Portugal will only issue endorsements – based on the respective national STCW '95 conform licenses.

No. Just the Master, Nautical and Technical Officers will receive Portuguese endorsements. 

Portugal’s Minimum Safe Manning Certificate is based on the minimum requirements of the IMO Assembly Directive 1047 (27) - principles of safe manning. The shipping company is required to comply with this directive (in particular Annex 2, 3 and 5) to propose the number of the crew, which is then evaluated by the Administration through the Technical Commission of MAR. The required or proposed number of persons depends among others on the vessel's size, the type of the vessel and on the area of operations as well as other criteria such as system maintenance and Ship Security Plan (see Annex 2 of IMO Directive).

Yes, the submission of application documents by email will be accepted.