Blue Code

Code of Practice for The Construction, Machinery, Equipment, Stability, Operation and Examination of Sailing Vessels, of Up To 24 Metres Load Line Length, In Commercial Use and Which Do Not Carry Cargo or More Than 12 Passengers.

Caribbean Small Commercial Vessel Code

 

The aim of this Code is to prescribe standards of construction, and emergency equipment for small commercial vessels operating in the Caribbean Region. The regulations are based on the United States Coast Guard Code of Federal Regulations 46 Sub-Chapter T (certification of small passenger vessels) which are regarded as equivalent to IMO Convention requirements for such vessels, Sub-Chapter C (Un-inspected vessels) and The United Kingdom Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats.

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry Open

Monday, 1 May 2017 - 9:48am

The public is advised that services have been restored at the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry’s main office.

BVI Promotes Ship Registration At ‘Sea Asia 2017’

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 2:36pm

In promoting the BVI as a top tier destination for ship registration, the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) is currently attending ‘Sea Asia 2017’.

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry Closed

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 10:17am

The public is advised that the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry’s main office remains closed until further notice.

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry Closes At 2:00 P.M. Today

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 12:49pm

The public is advised that the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry’s (VISR) main office will be closed at 2:00 p.m. for a facilities inspection.

Read Now – Revised Caribbean Small Commercial Vessel Code

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 1:48pm

Ferry captains and other marine vessel operators are advised that the Caribbean Small Commercial Vessel Code, under which ferries and some small cargo ships operate in the Territory, has been revised.

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