The ships, as same as other vehicles, need a registration. But ¿Do you know how to read the boat registration and what it means each component?
We will explain you each component below.
We Imaginate the following boat registration
BA: Maritime Province
6: Maritime District (6th District)
31: sheet where the record is
22: Year of registration
The boat list indicates for what purpose the ship has been registered. Next, we detail the lists
1st: Marine subsoil extraction platforms and auxiliary ships.
2nd: Passenger or merchandise transport ships or both
3rd: Fishing vessels
4th: Auxiliary fishing and aquaculture boats.
5th: Tugboats and auxiliary ships of the port service.
6th: Sports boats that are operated for profit.
7th: Recreational sports boats.
8th: Vessels of public bodies (national or autonomous)
9th: Provisional list for ships still under construction
As regards the Maritime Province, Spain is divided into maritime provinces and these are divided into maritime districts to which all registration ports belong. There are currently 30 maritime provinces, as regulated by Royal Decree 638/2007, of May 18.
Some of these maritime provinces are the following:
Algeciras (AL) Barcelona (BA)
Alicante (AT) Bilbao (BI)
Almería (AM) Cádiz (CA)
Avilés (AV) Cartagena (CT)