Passenger Vessel Licence

Authorisation under the Merchant Shipping Act

Under this Act, the operator of a Passenger Vessel is required to hold one of the following:

  • a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate for Irish passenger ships carrying more than 12 passengers 
  • a High Speed Craft Safety Certificate for Irish high speed crafts carrying 12 passengers or more
  • or
  • a Passenger Boat Licence for vessels carrying less than 12 passengers.

You must submit your certificate or licence to Revenue with your application for a Passenger Vessel Licence.

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