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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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26/08/2014
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PARIS MOU, TOKIO MOU, BLACK SEA MOU - CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON STCW HOURS OF REST: :
The Paris, Tokio and Black Sea Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control will start a concentrated inspection campaign on STCW Hours of Rest.
The concentrated inspection campaign will start on .


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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.



10/09/2013
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MLC 2006 Seminar :
St Vincent and The Grenadines Maritime Administration organizes a two day MLC 2006 Seminar. This seminar is recommended to Management Companies of ships below 500 GT, Management Companies of Commercial Yachts, Masters of ships below 500 GT,
Management Companies of Commercial Yachts, Masters of ships below 500 GT, Masters of Commercial Yachts, Senior Officers, Superintendents, Fleet Managers, Crewing Managers and Flag State Inspectors.
The Seminar will take place at Genoa, Italy on 11th and 12th November 2013 for a limited number of attendees. To confirm your attendance at the Seminar,
please contact monaco@svg-marad.com or technical@svg-marad.com

MLC 2006 Seminar at Genoa.pdf



16/08/2013
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The ILO has adopted a Resolution requesting port States to allow ships to continue to operate without a Maritime Labour Certificate (and Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance) during a period of one year after 20 August 2013.
ILO invited the member States to take a pragmatic approach in this respect during the first year. Please find herewith the Paris MoU Press release in this respect.

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16/08/2013
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CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN ON PROPULSION AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY :
A concentrate Inspection Campaign (CIC) is to be carried out by Paris Mou and Tokyo Mou.
This CIC will assess compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1 and will last for three months, starting on 1 September, 2013 and ending on 30 November, 2013.
Furthermore, the Port State Control Officers will use the questionnaire during the CIC, which contains 12 questions relating to documentation, main engine and auxiliary engine, auxiliary Machinery and operational controls.
Many of those items are closely related to the Management System (ISM) of your Company/vessels. In order to avoid any PSC detention, we require the shipowners to verify compliance with the questionnaire onboard the SVG vessels.

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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
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Security level raised to 2 SVG ships at ports and roadsteads in Libya. :



09/08/2011
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Concentrated Inspection Campaign :
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on structural safety and the International Convention on Load Lines from 1st September 2011 to 30th November 2011 by Paris and Tokyo MOU on Port State Control.

Concentrated Inspection Campaign



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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05/10/2010
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Riyadh Port State Control MoU Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on SOLAS Chapter V Compliance :
The member States of the Riyadh MoU (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE) are undertaking a CIC from 1 October to 31 December 2010 on safety of navigation during which they will focus on checking that navigation related equipment
and documentation are in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V, as well as evaluating the familiarity of the Master and watch-keeping officers with the bridge equipment.



27/08/2010
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The TOKYO MOU port State Control members will carry out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Harmful Substances (Marine Pollutants) Carried in Packaged Form in accordance with MARPOL Annex III, SOLAS Chapter VII and
the IMDG Code from 1 September through 30 November, 2010.

http://www.tokyo-mou.org/PRESS-CIC%20MARPOL%20III.pdf



09/08/2010
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TANKERS INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE STABILITY BY PARIS. :
The Paris Memorandum on Port State Control will start a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) to verify correct damage stability on oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers.
This inspection campaign will last for 3 months, starting on 1 September and ending on 30 November 2010.


http://www.parismou.org



03/02/2010
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NEW INSPECTION REGIME :
In May 2009 the principles of the New Inspection Regime (NIR) were adopted by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding at its 42nd Committee meeting. The NIR will replace the existing PSC regime on 1 January 2011.

With the introduction of the NIR quality aships will be rewarded with less inspections. High-risk ships will be subject to more in-depth and more frequent inspections.

A fair share scheme is introduced in which each member contributes to the overall full coverage according to the number individual ships it receives.

The NIR will be accompanied by a new inspection system, THETIS, which will replace the existing Sirenac Database. A new element in THESIS will be the recording of Port call information. Port of call information is important for the planning of inspections and resources by the Member States.

The targeting of ships is based on a Ship Risk Profile. By using this profile ships are categorized as high, standard or low risk ships.

- High Risk Ships (HRS) will be subject to an inspection interval of 6 months.
- Standard Risk Ships (SRS) will be rewarded with an inspection range between 10 - 12 months.
- Low Risk Ships (LRS) will be rewarded with an inspection interval between 24 - 36 months of the last inspection.



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



22/05/2009
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The 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda on Port State Control (Paris MoU ans Tokyo MoU) will start a joint concentrated campaign to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter III - Life Saving Appliance ans Arrangements -
with regard to lifeboat launching arrangements. This Inspection Campaign will last three months. It will start on 1st September 2009 and end on 30th November 2009.


During each Port State control inspection wihin the Paris and Tokyo MoU regions, the lifeboat launching arrangements, maintenance records and other applicable documentation will be checked thoroughly for compliance with SOLAS Champter III.

Paris MoU - Joint CIC on lifeboats.pdf



16/01/2009
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New Counter-Piracy Web Service - Circular ISPS 010 :
Please visit new website developed by Lloyd's Register - Fairplay and register FREE of charge on www.mschoa.org in order to receive alerts and reports incidents and to submit your vessel's movement to
EU NAVFOR (EU Naval Force) when operating/transiting in the Gulf of Aden, off the Horn of Africa and in the Somali Basin.


> List of All ISPS Circulars <



02/09/2008
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Paris and Tokyo MOU's on Port State Control hold joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of Navigation - SOLAS Ch.. V :
For further information :
09_RINA_MNO_August2008_Issue9.pdf
Cic Solas V Paris Mou.pdf
Psc Cic Solas V Black Sea.pdf



07/04/2008
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PORT STATE CONTROL CONCENTRATED CAMPAIGNS INSPECTIONS AND EXPANDED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN BY PORT STATE CONTROL TURKEY :

Please see information here



07/04/2008
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STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ENTERING INTO FORCE IN JUNE AND JULY 2008 :
- MSC 216(82) Annex 1 will enter into force on 1 July 2008. It amends SOLAS Chapter III, Chapter V, IBC Code & IGC Code.
- Ships built before 1 July 2002 and not engaged on international voyage should be provided with AIS no later than 1 July 2008.
- Amendments to SOLAS Chapter II-2 entering into force on 1 July 2008 are intended to passenger ships built on or after 1 July 2008 and have also retroactive requirements for passenger ships built before 1 July 2008.



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.



06/08/2007
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PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA :
ALL MANAGERS/OWNERS ARE HEREBY INFORMED THAT SAILING NEAR THE SOMALI COAST IS NOT RECOMMENDED AS THIS AREA IS PRONE TO INCIDENTS OF PIRACY AND KIDNAPPING
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03/08/2007
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From September to November 2007, Paris and Tokyo MOU will perform a Concentrated Inspection Campaign focused on the implementation of the ISM. All crewmembers should be familiar with SMS and able to give sufficient evidence to PSC Officers during this campaign.
"Questionnaire CIC on ISM implementation 2007" and "Questionnaire Concerning the Familiarity of GMDSS Equipment and Tests" used by Port State Control officers id published on our WebSite.

Masters should request a copy of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign Report to the PSCO and this Report should be kept on board. The results of this Concentrated Inspection Campaign Report will be reported to the SIRENAC database.



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

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08/06/2006
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MARPOL Annex VI, Reg.14, requires the sulphur content of any fuel oil used on board shall not exceed 4.5%. In addition, a lower limit is placed in special areas (SECA - SOx Emission Control Areas) where the sulphur content shall not exceed 1.5%.
The Baltic Sea is SECA since 19 May 2006.
The North Sea and the English/French Channel will be SECA from 11 August 2007.
    Last Circulars   
 
25/08/2014PSC 033 Surveys of St Vincent and The Grenadines' vessels - Guidelines related to Paris MoU
18/07/2014SOL 060 Interim guidance on the auto function of bridge navigational watch alarm systems _BNWAS_
03/07/2014YAT 006 Surveys, Audits and Inspections on commercial yachts
16/06/2014PSC 032 Actions to be taken on vessels in view of PSC Inspections
04/06/2014GEN 016 International voyages and mandatory IMO Conventions
      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.
25, route d'Esch
L-1470 Luxembourg

Postal address:
BP 531- L-2015 Luxembourg
 
Phone : (+35 2) 42 31 18 43

Fax : (+35 2) 42 16 80

E-mail : maritime@navilux.net
Web Site : http://www.navilux.net