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Uganda - Apply for Steam Vessel License

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Procedure[edit]

Application for applying for steam Vessel Licence can be obtained from the directorate of water resource Ministry of water and Environment.

Below are the steps to follow:

  1. To apply for a steam Vessel Permit, the applicant has to contact the directorate of water resource Ministry of water and Environment.
  2. The application should be made in writing, and should contain the information required in the application form. Application for a vessel Permit should be made to the directorate on the prescribed Form: B.
  3. The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page
  4. Upon being satisfied that the application meets the requirements, and that the steam Vessel is appropriately equipped and safe to sail, the Directorate of Water resources will issue a steam Vessel Permit specifying operating limitations and validity period within 3 days.
  5. The applicant will be advised to pay the prescribed fees.

Note: The master of every steam vessel on a river shall take out a Licence for that vessel.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Proof of proprietorship, partnership or association of persons
  • National identity cards
  • National tax number
  • Certified copy of memorandum and articles of association certificate of incorporation
  • Certificate of commencement of business
  • List of directors
  • An original copy of the ownership deed or documents
  • Builders certificate
  • A certified transcript of its former registry or similar other document showing the previous ownership and the bill of sale
  • A copy of the full term Tonnage certificate.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Water and Environment
Directorate of Water Resources Management,
Phone: +256 – 414 - 699486
Physical Address: Plot 12 Mpigi Road, Entebbe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 19 Entebbe
Jurisdiction: National
Email Address: callist.tindimugaya@mwe.go.ug or dwrm.wrpr@mwe.go.ug
Website:Ministry of water and environment
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)

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Eligibility[edit]

All ships/steam Vessels having length over twenty-four meters intended to be registered in Uganda.

Fees[edit]

  • (a) Application fee: 50,000 Ugx
  • (b) Licence fee: Permit 1.500,000 Ugx

Validity[edit]

Validity: 1 Year (This Licence expires on every 31st day of December)

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Steam Vessel Form
.

Republic of Uganda

Form B

Application to Register a steam Vessel License

Vessels (Registration) Act

Port of Letter..............................

Name of vessel....................................

Port or place to which belonging..................

Owner.............................................

Master..............................................

Description of vessel, how rigged, what sails used, etc.

______________

Ordinary mode of employment.......................

Tonnage............................................

Length of keel.....................................

Number of boats....................................

Number of men usually employed.......................

Number of boys usually employed......................

Signature of Applicant.................................

Residence..............................................

Republic of Uganda.......................................

Form B.

Register of Vessels......................................

Vessels (Registration) Act................................

Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 3 Days.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • The Rivers Act requires the master of every steam vessel on a river to obtain a license for the vessel. The license is required to be issued annually
  • The master of any steam vessel who fails to comply with this section commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred and fifty shillings.

Required Information[edit]

Ships/steam Vessel particulars

  • Official Number
  • Name of Vessels (2)
  • Type of Steam Vessel (3)
  • IMO Number (4)
  • Gross Tonnage
  • Net Tonnage
  • Date Keel Laid
  • Day
  • Month
  • Year
  • Length in meters
  • Breadth in meters
  • Max Draught
  • Name and Address of shipyard where built
  • Hull Material
  • Country of Previous registration
  • Name of Previous Owner
  • Previous name of Steam Vessel

Engine particulars

  • Number of Engines
  • Number of cylinders in each set
  • Diameter of Cylinders
  • Length of Stroke
  • BHP in Kilowatts
  • Name and address of maker
  • Type: Diesel/Steam
  • Year Made
  • Make and Model of each engine
  • Estimated speed of Vessel

Owners/steam Vessel charterers particulars

  • Full Name
  • Number of shares in vessel owned
  • Nationality/Place of Incorporation
  • Address
  • Nature of Interest e.g. Sole Ownership/Joint Ownership/ Ownership in Severalty

Equity of owning corporation

  • Name of Corporation
  • Paid-up Capital
  • Legal Equity
  • Foreign Equity

Owner of steam vessel chartered.

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Nationality/Place of Incorporation
  • Date of Charter party
  • Charter period
  • Preferred date of termination of Uganda registration

Declarations particulars

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Nationality
  • Status of applicant e.g. Director of owning corporation/Secretary of owing corporation/Individual/joint owner(s)
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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 
 

Information which might help[edit]

  1. It is not clear whether this license is currently being issued. Although it exists in the law, the Directorate of Water Resources Management, which is responsible for enforcing the Act, did not indicate that it is one of the licenses they issue.
  2. In addition, the activity it seeks to regulate is also regulated by the Inland Water Transport Control Act
  3. A statement of the number of shares in the vessel, the legal title which is vested in that person or in the body corporate, whether alone or jointly with any other person or persons.
  4. A statement of the qualifications of that person to operate a vessel on the Lake, and in the case of a body corporate, a statement of proof of ownership.
  5. Certificate of sea worthiness.
  6. Inspection survey report.
  7. Legally accepted identification.

Vessels listed below shall be exempt from vessel license:

  • Vessels belonging to and used by military and government institutions, and public Floating stages and pontoons used specifically as platforms for passengers and cargo;
  • Vessels approved by tax authorities to be scrapped on applications with support of letters of verification issued by the local administrative departments for transportation;
  • Fire engines, water sprinkling vans, ambulances and ambulance vessels, garbage vans and public ferryboats, etc.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.