Deletion from NIS

  • Published: 05/02/2014

You will here find the documentation requirements for deletion of a ship from the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS).

1. Are there any mortgages registered against the vessel?

The mortgagee has to amend the original mortgage: "signed for deletion". This is then to be sent to the Department of Ship Registration prior to deletion.

If the mortgagee is a foreign body:

A Notary Public must confirm the identity and authority of the person signing. The Notary's signature is then to be legalized or amended with an Apostille.

2. Notification of deletion

Notification for deletion, KR-0009. To be signed with binding signature by the registered owner or owner's Norwegian Representative and sent to post@nis-nor.no. The original is not to be forwarded afterwards.

3. Additional documentation when the ship is changing flag

If change of flag in connection with sale to new owner

Bill of Sale. The document must be signed with binding signature by the vendor and submitted in original or certified "true copy".

If deletion by Norwegian owner without change of ownership

A confirmation from the new register stating that the ship will be accepted must be produced. A PDF copy sent directly from the new register to the NIS will suffice.

4. Additional documentation when deletion takes place without transferal of the ship to a new register

The ship has been broken up

Confirmation from the yard in charge that the work has started with an indication as to expected time of finish.  A PDF copy sent directly from the yard will suffice.

The ship has been scrapped/ condemned

Confirmation from the local sheriff or port authority stating that the ship no longer exists. A  PDF copy sent directly from the issuer will suffice.

The ship has been sold to a Norwegian owner for recycling abroad

Confirmation from the new owner and the ship recycling yard that the ship has been delivered at the yard prior to deletion from the NIS and that recycling will take place within a given date from delivery. A  PDF copy sent directly from the issuer will suffice.

The ship is lost at sea

Confirmation from the insurance company stating that insurance settlement has taken place. A PDF copy sent directly from the insurance company will suffice.

5. IMO-requirements

FORM 2

FORM 2, KR-IMO-02, amendment to existing CSR. Date of deletion from the NIS is to be entered in item 15. The amendment form must be signed by the ISM-liable company or by the captain.
Please forward a copy to the NIS. The original is always to be kept on bard on the ship's CSR-file.

FORM 3

Kindly note that each and every CSR document is to be accompanied by a FORM 3, KR-IMO-03: Index of amendments to that specific document.

After deletion has taken place, a closed CSR will be issued by the NIS

  • Please instruct us as to where this is original is to be sent in order to ensure that it ends up on board.


An electronic copy of the CSR-history will be forwarded to the ship's new register. The new register will issue the next number in the numerical order.

  • Please provide us with contact information to the new register.

6. Deletion fee per 1 January 2018

NOK 2 040,- An invoice will be sent out after registration has taken place. To ensure correct invoicing we kindly ask the recipient to fill in the form payment information, KR-0070 and send the signed form to post@nis-nor.no.

7. Please note

All documents related to the registration process must be sent directly to the Department of Ship Registration

The Norwegian Maritime Authority, Department of Ship Registration
P.O.Box 73 Nygårdstangen
N-5838 BERGEN

Please contact us and we will guide you through the registration process

Phone: + 47 55 54 12 50
post@nis-nor.no

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