Designed for registry personnel, legal and other maritime professionals who need to understand the obligations and duties of flag states, plus shipping company decision makers considering commercial best practice for ship registration.
The course delivers a detailed analysis of the choice of registry, registry operations, their offerings and service quality, and the reasons behind the shipowners choice by considering flag implications on the operation of ships.
This Certificate in Ship Registration is a stimulating course designed to deliver staff of shipowners and ship registries a practical, commercial and legal grounding in the key aspects of ship registration.
During the course you will addresses a range of critical theoretical and practical topics from understanding the process, to the choice of open versus closed registries and the role of the Flag State and Port State.
You will gain a deep insight and understanding of the competitive advantages of strategic ship registration and the role of national shipping registries.
Compiled by specialists, the individual structured study modules of the Certificate in Ship Registration programme highlight all the important issues, and discuss legal and practical solutions, and how to avoid pitfalls by good planning.
This Module shall investigate and explain the choices which may be made by a Flag State in its model and structure; the establishment of a necessary (or indeed un-necessary) linkage or affiliation between the ship, the ship-owner and the country in question; and an initial investigation of the development of flags of convenience.
This Module is designed to consider a variety of the most important international Conventions and Codes in daily use by almost all Flag States and regardless of whether they are open or closed, convenient or secondary or otherwise.
This Module will investigate such choices and influences faced by all categories of shipowners. Through a consideration in detail of the marketing, presentation and service offering of four registries of different types and styles – in alphabetical order the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Liberia and Singapore – we shall seek to ascertain and explain which are the key motivating ingredients and where there may be little in the way of practical or financial or other differentiators between each of these Flag States competing for business.
This Module will refer to and build on the knowledge gained in the preceding parts of the Course, as the strands may now be drawn together. Using examples from the court of public opinion – media sources including radio, TV, press and Internet – balanced with more sober analysis, it will seek to explore the subject in a balanced way and discern the truths from the myths, in particular to investigate whether the principle of an open register is (or was) inherently objectionable, or if it is now a maligned but commonplace and legitimate business model.
In this final module, we shall investigate the last element, that is the means by which a vessel that is non-compliant with well-established international laws relating, for example, to safety and pollution may or may not remain able to ply its trade in the absence of intervention by the Flag State or any other authority with appropriate jurisdiction.
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 28th February 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs
"Very beneficial course for ship-owning company staff"
Ed specialises in the sale, purchase and registration of commercial vessels, in particular offshore vessels for oil & gas and renewable energy projects.Routinely recognised as a leading individual and ranked in the legal directories for his expertise in this sector, Ed receives complex and high value instructions from across the world. He has acted in the sale or purchase of over 170 ships registered in 24 different flag states, with particular experience in the Caspian region, and has represented clients at negotiations and completions in over 20 countries. Ed is co-author of “Ship Registration: Law and Practice” (second edition, 2009) for Lloyd’s Shipping Law Library/Informa. He was also named Specialist Lawyer of the Year in the Scottish Legal Awards in 2010.
We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.
"Extremely useful for flag state and maritime administration personnel"
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