To de-register a ship from the Hong Kong Shipping Register, the registered ship owner should:
(i) Discharge all mortgage(s) registered against the ship (if any);
(ii) Pay all outstanding due/charge(s) (if any);
(iii) Complete the “Notice of Intention to Close a Ship’s Registration by Owner”, (MD 640) (https://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/forms/pdf/md640.pdf ) in the manner as stated in the article of association of the company normally under seal and witnessed by the director's signatory. (*The form shall be submitted in original)
(iv) Confirm the date of de-registration by email or fax (or provide us the protocol of Delivery & Acceptance by email or fax)
Upon receiving the above documents, HKSR will confirm the date and time for de-registering the ship with the registered owner (normally by copying the Protocol of Delivery & Acceptable to our office by fax (852) 2541 8842) or email: email@example.com, and issue the “Certificate of Deletion”.
For more details, please refer to “Ship Registration Guidelines” (https://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/pub_services/pdf/sr_guide.pdf)