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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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P. VI., Сн. XVII. PURCHASE OF VESSELS ABROAD. 267

en date de......................sub......................

sur le navire russe..........................(Port d’attache

............) par l’acquereur du navire..................au

profit du vendeur (ou quelqu’autre personne)................

et que la presente creance aura la priorite dans Г Empire de Russie
sur toute autre creance, qui pourrait etre produite.

Le Consul:

The Imperial Russian................Consulate at............

hereby certifies, on the strength of documents produced, that between

the buyers of the Russian steamer................and the sellers

or builders of the same, or another form foreign or Russian (as the

case may be)................a mortgage has been concluded for

the amount of............(written in letters) to the effect that the

steamer shall serve as security to the mortgagee, who by these presents
acquires the right of the first charge in the Empire of Russia in
preference to any other creditor who may have concurrent claims on the
said shipowners.

Town and date..............

Signature of Consular Officer..............

The original Bill of Sale or the Builder’s Certificate, with the
Consular Legalisation and Mortgage Inscription, have to be handed over
to the mortgagee by the owner of the vessel, the latter to have for
himself a copy of the said documents, which should contain the Mortgage
Inscription, and which should be attested by the Consular Officer as
to its correctness.1

Not only newly-purchased ships, but any Russian ship may be
mortgaged abroad under the conditions observed in the afore-mentioned
Regulations § 313, viz. :—that a Record of the mortgage be made
by the Russian Consular Officer on the Bill of Sale or Builder’s
Certificate. The Consul must report each case of mortgage of a Russian
ship to the Customs Authorities of the port to which the ship belongs,
in order that the mortgage be inscribed on the ships’ register of the
port.2

On arrival of the vessel at her destination in Russia, the captain
must proceed to properly register her. Applications for the
registration of vessels are addressed to the local custom house authorities.
They must contain the following particulars : name of the vessel,
description of her rig (schooner, brig, barque, &c.), dimensions and
capacity in Russian lasts and registered tons, and the name of the
place where she was built. If the vessel is foreign built, the date of
her purchase abroad must be given and the following documents
appended :—

i. Certificate showing that the owner or owners are entitled to
fly the Russian flag ;

1 Decision of the Department of Cassation of the Governing Senate, 1912,
No. 53.

2 Circular of the II. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
9th December 1913, No. 13,276 ; Letter of the Section for Commercial Shipping
of 20th September 1904, No. 3996, and of 24th September 1905, No. 4678 to the
Russian Consulate General in London.

§314. [-Registration-]
{+Registra-
tion+} of ship
in Russia.

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