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Oceanskies Publish Guide Warning About Limitations of the Dutch ICP Yacht Registration

23 October 2018

Oceanskies have published a guide warning about the limitations of the Dutch ICP as a registration for yachts cruising internationally.The ICP registration has recently made international headlines when the Dutch government were forced to make a formal announcement confirming that  vessels operating with this registration were not sailing under Dutch flag as per UNCLOS flag state responsibility.The announcement followed a situation in the Mediterranean whereby a migrant rescue vessel owned by a Non Governmental Organisation attempted to claim asylum for its rescuees in The Netherlands based on the vessel’s Dutch ICP registration.Duncan Swanson of Oceanskies said, ‘the Dutch ICP has been widely marketed on the internet as a low cost simple vessel registration system particularly for yachts cruising in Europe and further afield. It is the purpose of our new guide to warn existing and potential users of the system about its limitations’.Duncan went on to comment that Oceanskies are able to provide yacht owners requiring a universally accepted and internationally valid ‘yacht friendly flag’ with alternative options, for example, through the British and Maltese systems which for good reason remain amongst the largest and most popular yacht registries.The guide to the limitations of the Dutch ICP registration can be accessed on the Oceanskies website at the following link:http://old.oceanskies.com/yachts/guides/netherlands-dutch-icp-yacht-registration-a-warningWe also have an online guide to the limitations of the Delaware yacht registration system which also fails in most cases to provide an internationally valid registration on our website at the following link: http://old.oceanskies.com/yachts/guides/delaware-yacht-vessel-registration-a-warningFor further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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25 March 2020 at 07:58

Here is a batch of Tonnage Plates for yachts we are registering with @RedEnsignGroup under British flag here @oceanskiesltd HQ awaiting courier despatch. These plastic strips are an important part of the yacht registration process #yachtregistration #yachtregistry pic.twitter.com/5xGR7f0Xo3

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17 March 2020 at 07:43

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16 March 2020 at 13:42

On this sunny Monday we are pleased to welcome this beautiful @Sunseeker_Intl 76 Yacht to @gsyharbours which is undergoing @RedEnsignGroup registration with Oceanskies - Anyone would think its Summer! #yachtregistration #yachtlife #Guernsey @LocateGuernsey #PositiveVibes pic.twitter.com/gy0sguWV5S

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11 March 2020 at 16:55

Today we have been Northern France visiting an incredibly busy @Lagooncats factory near La Roche sur Yon for the tonnage survey of a newbuild Lagoon 46 sailing catamaran undergoing @RedEnsignGroup registration by Oceanskies #lagooncatamaran #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvey pic.twitter.com/rwmKAuzOvX

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10 March 2020 at 17:21

Today Duncan has been in a sunny and warm Monaco for the tonnage survey of an @PrincessYachts Princess 82 undergoing red ensign registration by Oceanskies - we are a leading yacht registration agency working with the world’s best yacht registries #yachtregistration #tonnagesurvepic.twitter.com/PUl9Sy4L9a9a

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04 March 2020 at 06:53

Very pleased to act as agents for the visit to @gsyharbours of a @Sunseeker_Intl 76 Yacht @PrincessYachts Y78 #Sunseeker #SunseekerYachts #SunseekerFamily #Princess #princessaroundtheworld #Princessyachts #Guernsey @VisitGuernsey pic.twitter.com/Y3Tk7X8paE