Ships registered with St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry are required to submit details of the ships Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) to SKANReg Head Office using Form A18 by the latest 30 days after registration with us.
The details will be entered in the COSPAS-SARSAT International Beacon Registration database (IBRD) for use by Search & Rescue organisations, in the event of the beacon’s activation. See www.cospas-sarsat.int for further information about the COSPAS-SARSAT organisation. We will not send Owners confirmation of the registration. If Owners need this for their records they should ask for this.
Owners should make sure that the EPIRB is properly reprogrammed with the 341 country code for St. Kitts & Nevis by a competent technician on the ship being registered with us. Note – Any competent technician is allowed to do this, we do not insist on a technician being authorised by us.
Owners should advise SKANReg Head Office – again using Form A18 – in the event of any changes in the EPIRB registration details e.g. change of contact name/numbers.
On deletion or bareboat charter out of a ship from SKANReg, we will remove the entry for the ship from the IBRD.
For full information please see Maritime Circular MC/11/09