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REASONS TO DO ST. KITTS & NEVIS FLAG DOCUMENTATIONS

Saint Kitts and Nevis are the dual-island countries in West Indies located in both; the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Sea. St. Kitts & Nevis's flag comes under easy and fast registration of the vessels, boarding a ship under this flag has many benefits, want to know why? Let me tell you:

Adopting another country flag has undeniable benefits. Ship owners do it to avoid paying taxes; some does for not facing and coming under the strict rules and regulations given by their own countries or avoid labour laws. Although merchant ships need to register in a national shipping registry, owners have the freedom to choose when it comes to selecting which country. So, operating an open registry/ Flag of convenience (FOC) (one that does not require nationality or residency in that country); is not illegal.

Based on an IMO Model Shipping Act and gain experience of other Open Registries in the Caribbean area, the St. Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry were established; managed out of London England; London because it had historical connections to the Federation. In this way, the St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry can both offer its services to ship owners worldwide, but also maintain daily contact with the Department of Maritime Affairs in Basseterre, which is the capital of St. Kitts & Nevis.

A Seafarer requiring a Certificate of Endorsement (COE) or a Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) from St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg), shall apply as below:

ST KITTS & NEVIS COE (CERTIFICATE OF ENDORSEMENT)

The applicant has to apply step-by-step to get St. Kitts & Nevis COE. With Girik Institute of maritime studies, the work is completed with utmost ease and Girik institute guides and helps you to get the COE on time.

List of flags whose COC is accepted by St. Kitts & Nevis flag for COE:

  • Honduras
  • Marshall Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Comoros
  • Indonesia
  • Panama
  • Indian
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Vincent
And many other countries.

St Kitts & Nevis COE requires the following:

  • Copy of Data pages of a valid National Passport
  • Application form
  • Photo
  • Medical Certificate
  • Basic STCW & Advance courses, MFA/MC, GMDSS, ROC and ARPA, SSO etc
  • Copy of Valid Seaman book
  • Valid Certificate of Competency (Operational & Management Level)
  • Copy of valid Company experience Certificates, etc

NOTE: COE issued in 7 days with online verification; this will be valid for five years.

COE issued according to Rank.

Deck/Navigational Officer (All Grades)

Every Navigation officer serving on St. Kitts & Nevis registered vessel need to hold a valid COC issued by a recognized flag administration. A relevant COE issued under the provisions of STCW will remain valid for the term of the national certificate that is duly acknowledged.

COE Rank issued:

  • Master
  • Chief Mate
  • OICNW

Engineer Officer – Steam and Motor (All Grades, Motor – Steam)

Every Engineer or Electro-Technical Officer serving on St. Kitts & Nevis registered vessel need to hold a valid COC issued by a recognized flag administration. A relevant COE issued under the provisions of STCW will remain valid for the term of the national certificate that is duly acknowledged.

COE Rank issued:

  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer Officer (First Assistant Engineer)
  • OICEW
  • Electro-Technical Officer (ETO)

Officers on Oil, Chemical and Liquefied Gas Tankers (All Grades)

Every Officer serving aboard a SKAN registered oil, chemical and liquefied gas tankers shall hold genuine COP issued by a recognized flag administration.

ST KITTS & NEVIS CDC (CONTINUOUS DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE)

Girik Institute maintains its highest standards of legal and technical work, also giving proper support to the customers. Working on St. Kitts & Nevis flag; which is indeed a fastest growing registry and with such significant growth in the industry; our suggestion would be to go for future's great marine opportunity. Girik Institute has St. Kitts & Nevis approved 5 STCW courses.

St. Kitts & Nevis CDC requires the following:
  • Copy of Data pages of a valid National Passport
  • Photo
  • Medical Certificate
  • Basic STCW Safety Training Course
  • Elementary First Aid (EFA)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)
  • Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD)

NOTE: Seaman Book/CDC issued within 24 hours after online verification; this will be valid for five years.

To know more about St. Kitts & Nevis flag documentation, contact Girik Institute on the details given below:

Mobile: +91-8828102586 / 8828102585

Landline No: +91-22-41272900 / 49243022

Email Id: info@girikworld.com

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