Reporting a change in the Canadian Register of Vessels: Overview

If any information in your certificate of registry changes, you must report the change within 30 days. We will mail a new certificate of registry for every vessel affected by the change.

You must report changes to:

  • owner details
  • vessel registry
  • the vessel itself (i.e., any vessel alterations)

If a change is not reported, the registry may be suspended or cancelled.

A valid certificate of registry must be on board your vessel at all times.