Free MA-29B, Request for Transfer of Ownership, Registry, and Flag, or Charter, Lease of Foreign Flag Vessel Under Maritime Administr - Federal

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Form Approved: OMB No. 2133-0006

U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration
A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2133-0006. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 2 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Maritime Administration, MAR-390, Room W28-201, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Processing of the application requires approximately 30 working days from the date received in MARAD. IMPORTANT Submit the original only of MA-29B together with check and documents for which approval is requested to: ATTN: U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration MAR-630 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE - West Wing, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20590 READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMPLETING FORM (See Part VII) No approval may be granted unless a completed application form has been received under conditions imposed by contract, pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 56103.

THE UNDERSIGNED ____________________________________________________________________________________________ (Name of Owner(s) of Vessel) ____________________________________________________________ (Mailing Address of Owner(s)) ____________________________________________ (Citizenship of Owner(s))

The owner of the vessel described below (hereinafter referred to as the "Vessel"), hereby applies for the approval required by Contract No. MA-_______________ dated _______________, as amended (strike "as amended" if not applicable) of the following transaction(s): (1) Transfer of Ownership of the Vessel to alien, namely:

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Alien's name, address--Number, street, city, and country) (2) (3) Transfer of the Vessel to ____________________________________________ registry and flag. (Foreign) Trade or Commercial Operation of the Vessel. ______________________________________________________________________ (Name of proscribed country in condition 3 of contract)

(a) Name and flag of Vessel (c) When and where built (Initially constructed) (d) DWT (f) Is vessel laid up? Yes No (If "Yes," give location and state for how long.) (b) Former names or designations TONNAGE (e) Gross

(a) Is a citizen of ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ (Give date and place of birth)

If alien is a corporation, also state: (1) Place and date of incorporation. (2) Names, addresses and nationality of directors, officers and stockholders and percentage of stock owned by each. (If more space is needed, attach an additional sheet.)

Form MA-29B (Rev. 6/2009)

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PART III - TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP (Complete ONLY if approval is requested of transfer of ownership to alien)
(a) Proposed employment of Vessel (b) if to be scrapped, state where:

PART IV - TRADE (Complete ONLY if approval is requested of trade in proscribed country)
(a) Areas(s) of operation and commodities to be carried

(b) Date of commencement

(c) Duration of Trade (Operation)

(a) Attach Pro-forma copy of transfer or operation agreement. (b) Maritime Administration regulations (46 CFR Part 221) require the payment of a user charge on each application, in an amount as follows: Transfer of Ownership, registry and flag ............................................... $260.00 per vessel Trade with prescribed country ............................................................... $240.00 per vessel Modification of any approval granted the same as for the original approval. Payment shall be made by Cashier's Check, certified check, company check, or money order, payable to "Maritime Administration."

Under the provisions of Section 41 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended, conditions may be imposed in connection with any approval that may be given pursuant to this application, the failure of performance of which entails the penalties of the law. Approval of transfer of ownership and/or registry of the Vessel will be subject to the same terms and conditions governing transfer of a U.S. Flag vessel to foreign registry or ownership or both, as set forth in 46 CFR Part 221. Any foreign transferee will be required to execute an agreement similar to the contract under which this application is filed. A U.S. surety company bond or other surety satisfactory to the Maritime Administration will be required to guarantee performance of the conditions of said agreement.

(a) (b) (c) If signed by an agent of the owner, proper evidence of the authority under which the agent acts must be attached. If the owner is a corporation, name and title of executive official executing this application must be given, and Secretary thereof must attest it and affix corporate seal. The particular attention of the applicant is directed to the following provisions of Section 41 of the Shipping Act 1916, as amended (46 U.S.C. 65). Whenever by this Act the approval of the board is required to render any act or transaction lawful, whoever knowingly makes any false statement of a material fact to the board (Maritime Administration), or to any member thereof, or to any officer, attorney, or agent thereof, for the purpose of securing such approval, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $5,000, or to imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

PART VIII - EXECUTION (Application not acceptable unless completed according to all requirements and instructions.)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF this application has been duly executed at _________________________________________________________________ This ___________ day of ______________________, 20_____.


Attest: (1) ____________________________________________

(Present owner(s) of vessel) (Affix corporate seal)


____________________________________________ (Name and title of executive official)

_______________________________________________ (Name and title) (1) (2) (3) For use by individual owner(s) of Vessel. If corporation, type in name. For use by executive official executing application. For use by attesting official of corporation (if no seal so state).


Form MA-29B (Rev. 6/2009)