The purpose of a Safety Management Code is to establish a common standard for safe operation of passenger vessels employed in domestic trade.
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.
Turn Around Time
1 - 3 Business Days
Department Contact Information
Virgin Islands Shipping Registry
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reception/General Office: 1(284) 393-0000
Ag. Director: 1(284) 468-9499
Registrar: 1(284) 468-9648
Asst. Registrar: 1(284) 468-9501
Snr Marine Surveyor: 1(284) 468-9572
Snr Marine Officer: 1(284) 468-9180
Fax: 1(284) 468-2913