Explanation Regarding the Letter of Measurement for Ship
Based on the Regulation of the Minister of Transportation No. PM 45 of 2021 regarding Ship Measurement ("Permenhub PM 45/2021"), it is explained that Measurement Letter is a ship letter containing the size and tonnage of the ship based on the measurement results by determining the length, width, depth, and tonnage of the ship according to the ship measurement method. The ship measurement methods in question are domestic measurements (ships measuring less than 24 meters long), international measurements (ships measuring 24 meters in length or more), and special measurements (a long ships that will pass through a certain canal). An application for ship measurement can be submitted if the physical construction of the ship has at least reached the stage of completion of the hull, main deck, and all superstructures.
The ship will be measured by a Ship Surveyor or Fishing Ship Measurement Officer in the Ministry (especially for fishing ships). The ship is measured by submitting a request for measurement of the ship by the ship owner to the Director General or the Head of the Technical Implementation Unit of the Directorate General at the place where the ship is located. Then, the measurement of the ship will be carried out through the calculation and determination of the gross tonnage and net tonnage which are determined using a measuring list compiled and signed by the Ship Surveyor or Fishing Ship Measurement Operator in the Ministry.
What is the procedure to get a Letter of Measurement for Ship ?
As stipulated in the regulation, the process for obtaining a Measurement Letter is as follows:
In order to issue a Measurement Letter, it is necessary to have a measuring list that has been validated, in which the measuring list is recorded in the measurement register book and numbered according to the date of recording.
Then, the measuring list is submitted to the Director General or the Head of the Technical Implementation Unit of the Directorate General who is authorized by the Director General to obtain validation of the measuring list.
Measurement Letters are issued for ships with a minimum gross tonnage of seven gross tonnages, where the Measurement Letter consists of:
Domestic Measurement Letter;
International Letter of Measurement; or
Special Measurement Letter.
Domestic Measurement Letters and International Measurement Letters are issued by the Director General or the Head of the Technical Implementation Unit of the Directorate General who has a Measurement Code. Meanwhile, the Special Measurement Letter is issued by the Director General.
In the event that the Measurement Letter is issued by the Head of the Technical Implementation Unit of the Directorate General, it is necessary to periodically report to the Director General.
However, in the event that the issuance of a Measurement Letter cannot be carried out, a temporary Measurement Letter may be issued which is valid for a maximum of 3 months.
The Letter of Measurement is valid as long as the ship does not change in size, vessel tonnage, or vessel name. If there is a change, the ship owner must submit a new Measurement Letter through a measuring list using the data from the re-measurement results. Meanwhile, all costs incurred in carrying out ship measurements are borne by the applicant in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in the field of Non-Tax State Revenue.
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