A general Reference is made to the Executive Order on ship registration chapter 6 (link)
If you are unable or unwilling to sign a document, you may, as the as a power of attorney principal, create a power of attorney for another physical or legal person (power of attorney agent) to sign on your behalf.
All documents submitted to the Register of Shipping with regards to registration, shall be signed by an entity with the right to sign with regard to the right the document concerns. I could be a property right (e.g. Builder’s certificate, deed), a mortgage, a negative pledge, a report form, etc.
It is possible for anyone with MitID to issue a digital power of attorney in the DSRG-self-service solution or issue a power of attorney using the Register of Shipping’s power of attorney form - blanket II 24, link. Finally, anyone not in possession of a MitID, or has MitID but wishes to issue the power of attorney to a legal person, not to a physical person, may issue a power of attorney on paper.
A power of attorney takes effect when it is issued in the DSRG self-service solution.
Finally, anyone may issue a power of attorney in a format of their choice on paper, provided it satisfies the conditions of the Register of Shipping as are shown under the point?
Note that all powers of attorney shall be issued to physical or legal persons, that can sign with MitID.
Until the registration of the issue concerned by the power of attorney, it may always be retracted. When a power of attorney is retracted, the power of attorney agent, may no longer act on behalf of the power of attorney principal.
Powers of attorney submitted in DSRG or digitized and submitted in DSRG by the ship registrar, can be withdrawn in DSRG directly. In this way, the withdrawal takes effect immediately after the withdrawal has been reported.
All powers of attorney may also be revoked by written request to the ship registrar. The revocation will take effect from the time when the ship registrar has received the revocation and, depending on the circumstances, has digitally withdrawn the power of attorney in the DSRG self-service solution.
Below are guidelines for the ways in which a power of attorney can be filed.