How to close a Part B registration

If you would like to close your Part B registration, you must inform Maritime New Zealand.

A Part B registration terminates if one of the following occurs:

  • the ship is sold
  • the ownership changes other than by way of a sale
  • any of the descriptive particulars of the ship change.

If one of these events occurs, or you do not want to keep the ship registered, email Maritime New Zealand at

Tell us what has occurred and we will record in the Register of Ships that the registration has terminated.


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If you have any questions about ship registration, contact us.

+64 4 473 0111