Why has the Dutch ICP lost its value?

Why has the Dutch ICP lost its value?

In many countries, and particularly countries around the Mediterranean sea, the ICP as issued in the Netherlands was a valuable alternative for their own flag registrar. Owners of a Dutch ICP licence sailed under the flag of the Netherlands and were for a part no longer required to meet the rules and regulations of their own country.   For example in some countries when registered in

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None EU passport holders can now also apply for an ICP

None EU passport holders can now also apply for an ICP

It was rather frustrating, the number of times we had to decline an for an International Certificate for pleasure craft (ICP), because the applicant did not have the nationality of any of the states of the European Union (EU). Until not so long ago the official rules depicted that only European Union passport and ID card holder could apply for an ICP. When applying for an ICP, the agency

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The Dutch ship station licence, a no-go for the tightfisted

The Dutch ship station licence, a no-go for the tightfisted

For those ships sailing the national or international waters with an ICP or under the flag of the Netherlands a ship station licence might come in handy, to say the least.   The ship station licence consists of a call sign, ATIS and MMSI number. The numbers are all unique and the MMSI number, for example, is a unique number of nine digits which identifies a radio station. When sending a

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The requirements to apply for an ICP

The requirements to apply for an ICP

There seems to be some misconceptions with regard to the exact requirements one should meet in order to register for the International Certificate for Pleasure craft or ICP.   The presumed requirements On number of different websites of colleagues of ours, they state that in order to apply for an ICP your boat will have to meet a number of technical requirements. They claim that for a

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Who can can register their yacht in the Dutch ship registration?

Who can can register their yacht in the Dutch ship registration?

A question we very often get is who can actually register their yacht in the ship registration in the Netherlands. Are there any restrictions and what criteria you have to meet? To answer this question it is first of importance to determine who the owner is of the ship. Is it a private person(s) or a company.   Yacht registration as as a private person Any private person in possession of

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