A vessel owner (or joint-owners) may appoint an authorised party to act on their behalf.
The reference title assigned by the Shipping Registry to such an authorised party depends on the appointment form that is used. The authorised party is referred to as an Authorised Person if appointed under form CISR 855, or as a Representative Person if appointed under form CISR 856 Section 3. The Representative Person would then accept their appointment by making a declaration under form CISR 856 Section 4.
In the case of joint-ownership of a vessel, through Power of Attorney, one of these owners may be appointed to act on behalf of the collective body as an Authorised Person. This individual would need to be appointed through form CISR 855.
Additionally, the appointment of a Representative Person does not impact an owner’s right to deal directly with the Registry as an individual owner or through an Authorised Person.
Representative Persons Requirements
|Type of Owner||Owner On-Island||Representative Person (RP)||Remarks|
|Individual Owner||Yes||Not required|
|Joint Owners||Yes||Not required|
|Company or Shipping Entity Owned||Yes||Not required|
|Individual Owner||No||Shall appoint||A Single owner can act on his own behalf but must also appoint a Representative Person.|
|Joint Owners||No||Shall appoint|
|Company or Shipping Entity Owned||No||Shall appoint|
Methods of Appointment of Representative Person
|Type of Appointment||Instrument(s) of Apmt||Apmt Under Form CISR 856 Section 3||Remarks|
|Representative Person (RP)||Yes||Yes||Must be on-Island. Can be same person as an Authorised Person but functions are separate.|