Charter - Lease Registration

Where a ship registered under in Malta is being operated under charter or is leased in any year in respect of which the charterer or the lessee shall have paid to the registrar an amount equal to the annual registration fee for that year in addition to that paid by the owner, and such ship is not bareboat charter registered in a foreign registry, the Registrar-General, on submission of an application made by such charterer or the lessee accompanied by a copy of the charter agreement or the lease agreement and the consent in writing of the owners of the ship and all registered mortgagees may, subject to such conditions as he may deem proper, authorise the issue of a certificate of registry, whether provisional or otherwise, in the name of such charterer or lessee instead of in the name of the registered owner. The copy of the charter or the lease agreement presented with the application shall not be available for public inspection.