Press Release

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry
Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 4:23pm

In accordance with the Merchant Shipping Act, 2001, a report of wreck has been received for three vessels on Trellis Bay, Beef Island.

Acting Director for the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry and Receiver of Wrecks, Captain Raman Bala said that the Registry has made several attempts to contact the vessels’ owners but to no avail.

Captain Bala said, “We are urging owners to claim their vessels with the Receiver of Wrecks as soon as possible and in any case before December, 19 2018 and to state their intentions for its recovery.”

The vessels, inclusive of the vessels’ official number and flags, are as follows:

Name                         Official number       Flag                Owner on record

NAVI GATED            SSR118748              UK                  Messrs. Tony and Kate Brunn

RENDEZVOUS        SSR152364              UK                  Mr. Geoff Day

FRUGALLY               745568                       BVI                  Ms. Claudia Rosana Riva

The Receiver of Wrecks has taken possession of the following vessels as indicated from December 19, 2017 and will take action, in accordance with the Merchant Shipping Act, 2001.

The Receiver of Wrecks can be contacted at the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, 2nd Floor of the Ritter House, Wickham’s Cay II in Road Town, Tortola. Persons can also contact the Receiver of Wrecks via telephone at (284) 468-9646 or via email at


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747