Ship and yacht agency service consists representation of interests of the shipowner and rendering assistance in questions of sea navigation in a certain port or the region to it.
Vessels arrival to the port is connected with execution of different operations, such as handling, repair, questions of replenishment of stocks of provisions, etc. Therefore, the assistant who will render the centralized service of the vessel is necessary for ship administration for a solution of above-mentioned and other tasks in port. These and other functions are performed by the ship agent.
A person who represents the owner of the sea vessel, acting in its interests and from his name is the ship agent. The ship agent operates with all information on arrivel and departure of the vessel, acts from a name and at the expense of the shipowner according to the powers.