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St. Kitts & Nevis Seaman Book

About St. Kitts & Nevis Seaman Book


St. Kitts & Nevis Ship Registry Registration is generally used to mean attributing a national character to a ship and a link from the ship to an ownership and control structure in that nation-state, (the Flag State) which is then duly recorded in the Register of Ships. In the year of 1958 Geneva Convention on the High Seas, “Ships shall have the nationality of the State whose flag they are entitled to fly”. Such Registers are generally termed “Traditional or Closed Registers”.


Ships registration under St. Kitts and Nevis flag. it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere. in both area and population. The country is a Commonwealth realm. St Kitts and Nevis registry for Seafarer requires a Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) or a Certificate of Endorsement (COE) after the successful completion.

St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKAN Reg), an International Open Register, falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Public Works, Utilities, Transport, and Posts.

St. Kitts & Nevis Merchant Shipping Act and Maritime Regulations which are based upon English Law are the foundation for maritime operations. This foundation offers international familiarity and the fundamental protection afforded to Ship Owners, Operators, Managers, Seafarers, Mortgagees and Mortgagors.

The Ship Registry is operated by the International Registrar of Shipping & Seamen their head office is located in London. The International Registrar controls the issuance of all documentation on behalf of SKAN Reg.

St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry can offer its services to ship owners worldwide, but also maintain daily contact with the Department of Maritime Affairs in Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts & Nevis. Every service we offer, including St. Kitts & Nevis Ship Registry CDC, our fees are kept transparent and affordable. No hidden charges. Easy online payments.

St. Kitts & Nevis Flag State Documentation

St. Kitts and Nevis Ship Registry CDC is a seaman book that is received once there is a completion of the STCW certifications course. The seaman book is issued in the following categories:

  • CDC

  • COE

  • GMDSS Endorsement

  • SSO Endorsement

  • Oil / Chemical / Gas Tanker Endorsement


St. Kitts and Nevis Ship Registry CDC, clients have to provide important documents required for the process. which includes :

  • An application form (the original one)

  • Data pages copy of national passport (it should be valid)

  • Photograph (passport size, image format, high resolution)

  • Current Valid Basic Safety Courses (BST)

  • Current Seafarers Medical Certificate

  • Security Awareness Training for All Seafarers

  • Fire prevention and basic firefighting skills

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