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    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies at 13 degrees 15’ North latitude and 60 degrees 56’ West longitude, approximately 1,600 miles southeast of Miami. Saint Vincent, the largest island of this 32 island archipelago has long been a seafarer’s haven.
The Grenadines extend 45 miles to the southwest, like stepping stones: Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Petit St Vincent, Union, Isle ŕ Quatre, Mayreau, Tobago Cays… Kingstown is the home port.
In accordance with the Shipping Act, 2004, a Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, was appointed by the Cabinet to carry out administrative duties in foreign ports and undertake the general superintendence of all matters relating to merchant shipping and registration of ships through offices in Geneva and Monaco.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, member of the IMO, since 1980, is also a member of the Baltic Exchange. Our country ranks among the top 20 leading fleets of the world.

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13/03/2015
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Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks :
The entry into force date for the Nairobi International Convention of Removal of Wrecks (WRC) is 14 April 2015. The WRC requires owners of ships over 300GT to take out insurance or provide other financial security to cover the costs of wreck removal, capped at an amount equal to the limits of liability under the applicable national or international limitation regime. Owners of ships that call at ports of State Parties which mandate the certificate as a port entry requirement, are also required to carry a WRC State certificate to attest that they have obtained adequate insurance coverage.
As of January 2015, there are 16 States that have acceded to the WRC as shown in Table A. The WRC allows State Parties to issue the WRC State certificates to ships belonging to non-Convention States. The State Parties of Germany, The Cook Islands, Malta will issue WRC State certificates to St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged ships. We would like to advise owners, managers and masters of St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged ships calling at ports of State Parties to check with the local agents on whether the WRC State certificate is a port entry requirement. If so, please be advised to approach the State Parties of Germany, The Cook Islands and Malta for the issuance of the WRC State Certificate to your ships. The contact details to make the applications are appended in Table B. We hereby request that copies of all WRCs are submitted to the Administration for our records.

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27/09/2013
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STCW :
Seaman's Books are compulsory for all seamen.
A valid STCW Endorsement is mandatory for the issue of Seaman's Book to marine officers.



20/08/2012
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Asbestos Inspections :
The Dutch Shipping Department of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT/Scheepvaart) will be carrying out on-board checks for compliance with the international SOLAS requirement during the regular PSC inspections of foreign ships in Dutch
ports. These inspections will commence in the 3rd / 4th quarter of 2012.

If asbestos is found, the Flag State will be requested to issue an Exemption in accordance with MSC.1/Circ.1374.


See our Circular number SOL 047



27/01/2012
at 14:55:45
Security level raised to 2 SVG ships at ports and roadsteads in Libya. :



23/03/2011
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Vessels transiting to or from ports in Japan or in waters in the vicinity of the northeast coast of the island of Honshu. :

It is recommended, as precaution, that vessels avoid transiting within 50 NM of the Fukushima nuclear power plant at position 37 degrees 19 minutes North, 141 degrees 01 minutes East.

Seafarers are advised to monitor and comply with NAVTEX and NAVAREA XI warnings and any information being provided by the government of Japan relating to any further potential impacts.



28/01/2011
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REMINDER - Security Level 2 maintained in the port of Onne, Nigeria :
28/01/2011 - Due to the recent piracy activities in the area, St Vincent and The Grenadines Maritime Administration has decided to raise security level from Level I to security Level II for all St Vincent and The Grenadines registered ships calling at
Onne Port and its anchorage, Nigeria.

The increase to security Level II will remain in force until otherwise decided.

When sailing in this area, St Vincent and The Grenadines ships should:

o Accomplish all measures for security Level II described in the Ship Security Plan (SSP)
o Follow the relevant advice given in St Vincent and The Grenadines ISPS Circulars.



03/12/2010
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratify Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) :

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29/05/2009
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines is party to the International convention on civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage, 2001 - effective as of 26th February 2009.


International Conventions



23/10/2007
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Security level raised to 2 for Nigerian Waters. Masters and crew are required to be vigilent while in Nigerian Waters :
This Administration advises the Master/SSO and crew to pay utmost attention and to be vigilant during transit/call at Nigerian waters and ports.

Master/SSO in consultation with CSO shall verify the actual security situation and implement security measures as per SSP which will correspond to the overall security situation.



16/11/2006
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New Statutory Requirements entering into force on 01st January 2007 :

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    Last Circulars   
 
12/05/2015MLC 007 Guidelines for MLC inspection for ships of less than 500GT - Rev. 1
08/05/2015GEN 002 Application of Mandatory and non mandatory requirements - Rev. 2
08/05/2015SOL 061 International Life Saving Appliances Code _LSA Code_ as amended
08/05/2015FSI 002 Flag State Inspections - Rev. 1
07/05/2015GEN 006 Publications required on St Vincent and The Grenadines vessels - Rev. 4
      Head Offices

GENEVA Office
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Maritime Administration
8 avenue de Frontenex
CH - 1207 Geneva
 
Phone : (+41) 22 707 63 00
Fax : (+41) 22 707 63 50
E-mail : geneva@svg-marad.com
Emergency : (+41) 79 447 96 76


 
MONACO Office
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Maritime Administration
74, Bd. d'Italie E/F
MC 98000 Monaco
 
Phone : (+377) 93 10 44 50
Fax : (+377) 93 10 44 99
E-mail : monaco@svg-marad.com


Security And Technical Division
8 avenue de Frontenex
CH - 1207 Geneva
 
Phone : (+41) 22 707 63 00
Fax : (+41) 22 707 63 49
E-mail : technical@svg-marad.com
Emergency : (+41) 79 447 96 76


 
Quality And Technical Division
Mr Armando CAPURRO
Via delle Eriche 63/8
I-16148 GENOA Italy
 
Phone : (+39) 010 839 6314
Fax : (+39) 010 831 3514
Mobile : (+39) 340 905 1110
E-mail : qualtech@svg-marad.com


        And for locally registered vessels :

The Registrar of Ships
Ms Jillianjoy Davis
Cruise Ship Berth
Kingstown
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
West Indies
 
Phone : (+1 784) 456 1378
Fax : (+1 784) 451 2445
E-mail : svgmarad@gmail.com


 


  Regional Offices

PIRAEUS - Registration
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Consulate
Vincentian House
8 Kantharou & Sachtouri Street
GR-185 37 Piraeus
 
Phone : (+30 210) 42 86 976
Fax : (+30 210) 41 85 184
E-mail : cons_svg@hol.gr


 
HONG KONG
SVG Maritime Services
6/F Henan Electric
Development Building
389 King's Road - North Point
Hong Kong - China

 
Phone : (+852) 257 862 89
Fax : (+852) 288 79 144
Telex : 80266338 MAROSHX
E-mail : svgmafe@netvigator.com


Piraeus - Technical Division
Vincentian House
8 Kantharou & Sachtouri Street
GR-185 37 Piraeus
 
Phone : (+30 210) 42 86 976
Fax : (+30 210) 41 85 184
E-mail : cons_svg@hol.gr
 
UNITED KINGDOM
ELSMORE SHIPPING CO. LTD.
56 Holland Park Road
West Kensington
W14 8LZ LONDON U.K.
 
Phone : (+44) 207 60 38 520
Fax : (+44) 207 60 34 993
E-mail : elsmore@elsmoreshipping.com
 
DUBAI
REGSHIP INC.
C/o SeaEnter Marine Consultancy,
Commercial Bank of Dubai Building
Al Qusais, Dubai, U.A.E
 
Phone : (+971 4) 26 17 900
(+971 4) 26 17 999
Fax : (+971 4) 26 17 990
(+971 4) 26 17 991
E-mail : svg@regship.com
svg@regship.net
Web Site : http://www.regship.com
   
 


  Representative Offices

ARGENTINA
Mr Adrian j. DABINOVIC
Reconquista 629, 3rd floor, of. 5
1003 Buenos Aires
Argentina
 
Phone : (+54) 11 4314 0677
Fax : (+54) 11 4314 0788
Mobile : (+54) 11 4143 5519
E-mail : mail@dabinovic.com.ar
 
USA (Florida) - Registration of Yachts ONLY
Linda S. Parzygnat
Yacht Registry Services, Inc.
Bahia Mar yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Blvd
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33316
United States of America
 
Phone : (+1) 954 527-1555

Fax : (+1) 954 527-0345

E-mail : linda@yachtreg.com
 
CANADA
MR. KARLO FABRIS HADDAD
333 RIVERSIDE
SUITE 704
J4P 1A9 - ST LAMBERT, QC
CANADA
 
Phone : (+1) 579 720 7701
Mobile : (+1) 438 830 7875
E-mail : karlo.haddad@videotron.ca
 
BENELUX (Luxembourg) - Registration of Yachts
NAVILUX S.A.
20, avenue Pasteur
L-2310 Luxembourg
 
Phone : (+35 2) 42 31 18

Fax : (+35 2) 42 16 80

E-mail : maritime@lngroup.lu