INITIAL REGISTRATION

Applications for Registration (Provisional/Permanent or Special Purpose 3-month) can be made through the offices of our worldwide network of Maritime Registrars, a Service Provider in St. Kitts & Nevis or direct to the International Registrar of Shipping & Seamen at SKANReg Head Office.

Quotations for Registration Services can be obtained by submitting a written request for the Registration Service required.

Application Forms which include a list of documents required for Registration can be downloaded from this website. These can be submitted by email for Provisional Registration.

PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION

Any vessel that applies for a standard registration and is accepted will be registered Provisionally for 6 months. This allows you, the owner to collate all of the documents in original format, as per the “Achieve Permanent Registration Status” list of documents.

The date in which your vessel is registered with be referred by St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry as the “Anniversary Date” or the ‘Date of First Registration”. This date will be used to calculate when the vessels annual taxes are due and when certificates are calculated for expiry.

Upon achieving Permanent Status, your vessels’ registration will be upgraded for a period of 4 years from the Date of First Registration.

Regardless of whether your vessel is provisionally or permanently registered, the vessel will incur annual fees as of the Anniversary date.

SPECIAL PURPOSE REGISTRATION

Special Purpose Registration is available for delivery voyages/one-off voyages/scrap voyages.

The period of registration is for 3 months only.

There is a simplified and speedier Registration procedure. Most registrations can be completed in one working day if all documents are correctly submitted at the one time.

A reduced rate of fees applies for such Registrations.

Please apply to the International Registrar of Shipping and Seamen or a Maritime Registrar or Service provider for full details and costs if you wish to register a ship under this procedure.

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RP01PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION OF A SHIPInitial Registration

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RP06SPECIAL PURPOSEInitial Registration

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RP16BAREBOAT CHARTER INInitial Registration

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RP18IMMEDIATE BAREBOAT CHARTER OUTInitial Registration

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RP08PLEASURE VESSEL (UNDER 24M)Initial Registration

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RP02EXTENSION OF PROVISIONAL REGISTRATIONUnder Provisional Registration

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RP03ACHIEVE PERMANENT REGISTRATION STATUSUnder Provisional Registration

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RP17BAREBOAT CHARTER IN (PERMANENT)Under Provisional Registration

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RP14BAREBOAT CHARTER OUT (PROVISIONAL)Under Provisional Registration

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RP15BAREBOAT CHARTER OUT (PERMANENT)Under Provisional Registration

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RP09PLEASURE VESSEL (UNDER 24M) (PERMANENT)Under Provisional Registration

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RP04RENEWAL OF PERMANENT REGISTRATIONUnder Permanent Registration

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RP05RENEWAL OF RADIO LICENSE & SAFE MANNINGUnder Permanent Registration

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RP10CHANGE OF OWNERSHIPAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP11CHANGE OF VESSEL NAMEAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP12CHANGE OF SHIPS PARTICULARSAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP13CONTINUOUS SYNOPSIS RECORD (CSR)Ad-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP19CHANGE OF BAREBOAT CHARTERERAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP22VESSEL RETURNING TO SKN AFTER BAREBOAT CHARTERAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP23REGISTRATION OF A MORTGAGEAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP24TRANSFER OF A MORTGAGEAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP25DISCHARGE OF A MORTGAGEAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP26NON ENCUMBRANCE CERTIFICATEAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP27CIVIL LIABILITY AND BUNKER CLCAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP34NAIROBI CONVENTION ON WRECK REMOVALAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP28REQUEST AN EXEMPTIONAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP29DELETION FROM SKANREGAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP30CHANGE OF ISM MANAGERAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP31ISSUANCE OF A TRANSHIPMENT LICENCEAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP32CHANGE OF MARITIME REGISTRARAd-Hoc Registration Procedures

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RP33DMLC PART 1Ad-Hoc Registration Procedures

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HOW TO REGISTER?

REGISTER THROUGH A MARITIME REGISTRAR

Application for Registration of a vessel should be made to your nearest Maritime Registrar who will guide you through the Application Process. A list of Maritime Registrars is on this website.

THROUGH A SERVICE PROVIDER IN ST. KITTS & NEVIS

Application for Registration of a vessel should be made to your preferred Service Provider in St. Kitts & Nevis who will guide you through the Application Process. How to obtain details of available Service Providers is on this website.

THROUGH SKANREG HEAD OFFICE

Alternatively, download the required application forms and submit them with supporting documents to the International Registrar of Shipping & Seamen.