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Schedule of Fees and Charges for Services
Note: All fees and charges quoted here are in Hong Kong Dollars (US$1=HK$7.8 approx)

A. Port Services

Issue of Dead Ship Permit$160
Issue of Laid-Up Vessel Permit$160
Issue of Sea Trial Permit$160
Issue of Removal Permit (for Category I Dangerous Goods) $260
Issue of Carriage Permit (for Dangerous Goods other than Category I Dangerous Goods)$160


B. Passenger Terminal Fees

Embarkation Fee $11 per passenger
Berthing FeesFor a ferry vessel, per ton for each berthing in the case ofA dynamically supported craft$3.00
A ferry vessel, other than a DSC$1.50
For a vessel, not being a ferry vessel, per ton for each berthing$3.00
Issue of passes for entry to Restricted Areas of TerminalsStandard pass$105
Replacement pass$180


C. (I) Licence fees for Local Vessels / fees for Permission for a Laid-up Vessel

(II) Miscellaneous Fees

Appointment of Agent$355
Revocation of Agent$355
Inclusion of Business Name in Certificate of Ownership$355
Endorsement of Ancillary Vessel(s)$355
Endorsement of mortgage or hire-purchase agreement$355
Transfer of Ownership$355
Endorsement of Interim Owner$355
Transfer of Ownership (from Personal Representative to New Owner)$355
Change of Particulars in Certificate of Ownership (COO):
(a) Change of address of owner or agentFree of Charge
(b) Change of other particulars$355
To Specify a Vessel Name in COO$355
Issuance of Duplicate COO, Full Licence, Temporary Licence or Permission for a Laid-up Vessel$355
Issuance of Permission to Break Up a Local Vessel:Click for details
Issuance of Miscellaneous Permit$160
Issuance of Certificate of Exemption from Regulations$525
Visit to Vessel for Advice on Suitability of Change of Class/Type$365
Visit to Vessel for Advice on Suitability of Certification of Vessel$365
Search of Record of COO, Full Licence, Temporary Licence or Permission for a Laid-up Vessel$175
Search of Other Record$125
Issuance of Certified True Copy of COO, Full Licence, Temporary Licence or Permission for a Laid-up Vessel$210
Issuance of Certified Copy of Other Document$160
Issuance of Certified Extract of Any Document$160
Issuance of Uncertified Copy of Any Document (Per Sheet)$9
Issuance of Certification of Broken Up of Vessel $175
Issuance of Permission to Navigate in Waters of Hong Kong Click for details


(III) Fees for Private Mooring

In accordance with the 13th Schedule to the Shipping and Port Control Regulations, Cap. 313A

For the keeping of private moorings, per month or part thereof, per mooring.

( i )
*Length
5 metres and under
$270
$140
$73
8 metres and under
$475
$270
$140
11 metres and under
$670
$405
$210
Over 11 metres
$670 plus $210 for every 3 metres or part thereof $405 plus $140 for every 3 metres or part thereof $210 plus $140 for every 3 metres or part thereof

( ii )
For ferry vessels used on a franchised service within the meaning of the Ferry Services Ordinance (Cap 104)
Within the limits of Victoria port
Elsewhere in the waters of Hong Kong
$1,335
$670


Note: * “Length” means the size of vessel, in terms of length overall, which the mooring is able to accommodate.


D. (I) Port Dues and Fees for Convention Vessels

Light Dues All vessels plying exclusively within the river-trade limits (per 100 tons or part thereof on each occasion of entry) $18
All other vessels (per 100 tons or part thereof on each occasion of entry) $43
Anchorage dues If the period, or aggregate period, for which a ship lies at anchor in the waters of Hong Kong on an occasion of entry to those waters exceeds 12 hours, the anchorage dues shall be paid for the time in excess, per ton or part of it, per hour or part of it (minimum dues $100) Whilst lying in the limits of Victoria port $0.02
Whilst lying elsewhere in Hong Kong $0.015
Buoy dues For each day or part of a day that a buoy is occupied or reserved A Class A buoy $3,685
A Class B Buoy $2,455
Issuance of Port Clearance $58


(II) Port Dues and Fees for Local Vessels

Issuance of Arrival Clearance $58
Issuance of Port Clearance $58
Issuance of Permit to Remain:Click for details
Issuance of Duplicate Permit to Remain$355
Issuance of Permit to Tow$160

E. Pilotage Dues

Standard
A minimum of $4,700 plus-

(a) for ships having a gross tonnage of less than 40,000 tons, $0.07 per ton of the ship's gross tonnage;

(b) for ships having a gross tonnage of or above 40,000 tons but not exceeding 80,000 tons, $0.065 per ton of the ship's gross tonnage or $2,800, whichever is the greater;

(c) for ships having a gross tonnage exceeding 80,000 tons but not exceeding 120,000 tons, $0.0625 per ton of the ship's gross tonnage or $5,200, whichever is the greater;

(ca) for ships having a gross tonnage exceeding 120,000 tons but not exceeding 140,000 tons, $0.055 per ton of the ship’s gross tonnage or $7,500, whichever is the greater; or

(d) for ships having a gross tonnage exceeding 140,000 tons, $7,700.
Additional
Service performed in the movement of oil rigs $1,400 per hour or part thereof (after the first hour)
Service performed in the movement of dead ships 100% overall of the standard pilotage dues
Service performed in whole or in part while a local storm signal higher than No. 1 is hoisted 100% overall of the standard pilotage dues
Pilot is required to proceed outwards beyond the pilot boarding area for engine trials, direction finder calibration and compass adjustment $700 per half an hour or part thereof from the time the ship passes the pilot boarding area outwards until the ship passes the pilot boarding area inwards
Pilot is required to board or disembark the ship off Ngan Chau or at the west of Lamma Island $2,000
Pilot is required to board or disembark the ship west of a straight line drawn from Pearl Island to East Brother Island $2,800
Pilot is required to board or disembark the ship north of a straight line drawn from Black Point to Lung Kwu Chau Light $1,300
While a pilot is detained $1,300 per half an hour or part thereof for the first hour, $1,300 for the second hour or part thereof, and $1,300 per hour or part thereof for any further period of detention
Service provided on notice of less than 3 hours 50% overall of the standard pilotage dues
Pilot is required to board a ship or disembark a ship at Tolo Harbour $4,200
Cancellation or alteration of engagement $4,700 if engagement cancelled within 1.5 hour of the last stated time of requirement for pilotage services at Tolo Harbour or at the west of East Brother Island
$4,700 if engagement cancelled within 1 hour of the last stated time of requirement elsewhere
$300 if engagement altered within 2 to 3 hours of the last stated time of requirement
$300 for the third and each consecutive alteration if engagement is altered more than twice

* Remark: Pilotage dues are commercial fees payable to the pilotage service providers.

F. Charges for Public Cargo Working Areas

Berthing Permit daily fees for each 8 m in length of a vessel to be berthed alongside the seawall $60
for each 8 m in breadth of a vessel to be berthed end on to the seawall . $60
Daily Surcharge for each 8 m in length of a vessel to be berthed alongside the seawall for the 1st and 2nd surcharged days per day $365
and for the 3rd and subsequent surcharged days per day $730
for each 8 m in breadth of a vessel to be berthed end on to the seawall for the 1st and 2nd surcharged days per day $365
and for the 3rd and subsequent surcharged days per day $730
Cargo Depositing Permit for China trade cargo per tonne $3.5
for other cargo or cargo container per sq m of land occupied $90
Mobile Crane Permit per month $9,680
Fork Lift Truck Permit the lesser of per month $7,870
per day $400
Mobile Office Permit standard wooden per month $2,000
standard 20 ft container per month $4,540
Mobile Shelter Permit per month $570
For the release of any cargo or cargo container seized under section 5 of CAP. 81 per sq m of land occupied per day $280
For the issue of any permission in writing not otherwise specified $305
For the issue of a duplicate or replacement ticket, permit or other written permission $150
For the issue of a permit for working cargo after operating hours $245
For the issue of a permit to van or devan containers not across a seawall during operating hours per operation per day $365
Vehicle Entry Ticket (a) subject to paragraphs (b) and (c), the fee payable for a period $33 per hour
(b) the fee payable for a period that does not exceed 30 minutes $25
(c) the maximum fee payable for a period to the extent the period is after 6 p.m. and
      before 8 a.m. the next day
$85
Operation Area Permit per sq m of area per month $11


G. Location Filming in Marine Department Premises

For location filming within Marine Department managed premises, provisions under the Accommodation Regulation 636 applies wherein for the use of government property for commercial purpose a current rate for the first 4 hours $6,600
for each subsequent 4-hour block $1,565
If extra government personnel or equipment is required to take part in the production, the actual cost plus overheads shall be levied in accordance with Accommodation Regulation 637. Another 100% of the total charge is required as deposit, which is refundable upon the request of the applicant. Wage and rent for time overrun as well as compensation for damages are to be charged against applicant's deposit.
M.O. 137A administrative charge for each permit $160


H. Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels)(Local Certificates of Competency)

Part 1 - Fees in relation to competency examinations Click for details
Part 2 - Fees in relation to grant or issue of certificates Click for details