The purpose of a Safety Management Code is to establish a common standard for safe operation of passenger vessels employed in domestic trade.

Process

Step 1: Customer submits an Inspection Application Letter to VISR.

Step 2: Chief Marine Surveyor is informed and awaits approval for “flag-in”.

Step 3: Chief Marine Surveyor contact customers to discuss the survey procedures and schedules to carry out the survey.

Step 4: Marine Surveyor inspects the vessel, and records particulars for safety.

Step 5: If vessel did NOT PASS inspection, Chief Marine Surveyor is informed and awaits approval for “flag-in”. If vessel PASSED inspection, it is then determined if it is a commercial or private vessel.

Step 6: If it is NOT a commercial vessel, the customer is issued a “Certificate of Survey” and arrangements would then be made for the customer to pay the fees. If it IS a commercial vessel, the customer is issued a Certificate of Survey” and “Certificate of Compliance” and arrangements would then be made for the customer to pay the fees.

Step 7: After all fees are paid, customer comes to VISR, fees are received and receipts are given. 

Method of Applying

In Person, Email, Telephone

Turn Around Time

1 - 3 Business Days

 

Department Contact Information

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry

Sebastian’s Building, Third Floor
Administration Drive
P.O. Box 4751
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: vishipping@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2902
Fax: 1(284) 468-2913

Physical Map Location: