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Vessel Inspection Scheme
  • Post by: St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry
  • Date: 17-12-2018

Annual Inspections in 2019

With effect of 01 January 2019, St Kitts & Nevis registered ships which meet the stipulated criteria will be subject to an annual flag state inspection. The stipulated criteria will be:

  • Vessels of 30 years and over and trading within Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Vessels which have been detained within the last 12 months, irrespective of the PSC MoU
  • Vessels which have been detained twice (2) within the last 24 months, irrespective of the previous Flag State
  • Vessels which intend to call within Paris MoU having not entered within the last 12 months

Scheme Purpose

The purpose of the Vessel Inspection Scheme is to continuously improve the safety standards of ships flying the Flag of the Federation and maintain compliance with International Conventions and Regulations. Vessels will be subject to an occasional scoped inspection 5-7 months after the last annual survey carried out by the Recognised Organisation for the ship.

Maritime Circular 86 18

Further details can be found within Maritime Circular 86 18 – Vessel Inspection Scheme