Hong Kong Yacht Registration
The Hong Kong Shipping Register is operated by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region through its Marine Department.
The autonomous Hong Kong Shipping Register was set up on 3 December 1990 under the Hong Kong Merchant Shipping (Registration) Ordinance.
Upon the reunification with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1997, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is authorized by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to maintain a separate shipping register and issue certificates.
Under the Merchant Shipping (Registration) Ordinance, a Hong Kong registered ship must have a name in English alphabetic characters which may include numerals, or may have in addition, a name in Chinese, in which case each shall be a separate name for the purpose of the Ordinance. A name may be reserved for a period of up to three years free of charge.
The port of registry is HONG KONG.
The proper colours of a Hong Kong registered ship are the national flag of the People’s Republic of China flown directly above the regional flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.