OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SHIP & YACHT REGISTRIES

Grenada

Shipowner Eligibility 

Registration of Grenadian ships is governed by the Shipping Act 1994 and the Shipping (Registration) Regulations SRO 51 of 1997. All Grenadian ships over 24 metres LOA must be registered if they are to be taken outside Grenadian waters or if a mortgage is required.

The port of registry is St George's.

A ship may be registered only by qualified persons, that is, any citizen of CARICOM, any public body of CARICOM and any body, incorporated or not, authorised by the Minister for Shipping. At least 11/16ths of shares in a ship must be owned by qualified persons before the vessel is eligible to be registered.

Applications should be made to the Registrar of Ships, Grenada Ports Authority, PO Box 494, Carenage, St George's, Grenada, and must be accompanied by the relevant fee.

About the Flag

Grenada is located in the Caribbean Sea north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is a parliamentary democracy with its capital in Saint Georges. The Queen of England represented by a Governor General is the Chief of State, and the Prime Minister is the Head of Government. There is a bicameral Parliament, and the legal system is based on English common law. Having achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1974, Grenada is a member of the Commonwealth and the UN. Agriculture is the chief economic activity, particularly the production of nutmeg and mace. Tourism is another economic mainstay.

The unit of currency is the East Caribbean dollar. Leading trading partners include the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Grenadan vessels are not considered British vessels but instead fly the Grenadan national flag. The Grenada Shipping Act #47 of 1994 is the principal law that governs vessel registration and other maritime matters. This Act entered into force in December 1996. The Grenada Ports Authority is responsible for administering the Shipping Act.

Company Formation

Please contact:
Ms. Annette Henry
Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property
Church Street
St. George's, Grenada, W.I.
Telephone: (473) 440 - 2962 / 2963 / 2050
Fax: (473) 435 - 2964
Email: legalaffairs@spiceisle.com

Taxation

There is no taxation of international shipping income.

Registration and Documentation

DOCUMENTATION
Documents required to register a ship:
Application for registration
Declaration of ownership
Bill of sale
Notice of proposed ship's name
Declaration of appointment of managing owner or manager
Proof of survey for ships over 20 years old
Builder's certificate for new ships.
Upon successful registration, a certificate of registry is issued together with an official number which must be displayed on the ship. Any changes in details of registry must be notified to the Registrar.

Bareboat Charter Registration

Presently, all surveys are conducted by a representative of the Grenada Ports Authority.

Vessel and Yacht Eligibility & Survey Requirements

Owners and masters of Grenadian ships are required to register their vessels and have them surveyed for seaworthiness. The Administration has a pool of expertise in this sector and works closely with the ship survey company Tsunami Marine Ltd, of Trinidad & Tobago, to deliver a good-quality, reliable service.

Crewing

Contact Grenada Ports Authority for information.

Mortgages

Contact Grenada Ports Authority for information.

Fees

EC$ (Eastern Caribbean dollar.)
FEES
Registration
(EC$ per tonne)
1 to 100 tonnes
7.0 (minimum EC$350)
101 to 500 tonnes
6.50
501 to 1,000 tonnes
5.0
1,001 to 5,000 tonnes
4.50
Over 5,000 tonnes
4.0
Annual fees
EC$3 per tonne (minimum EC$275)
Provisional certificate
EC$1 per tonne (minimum EC$500)
Temporary pass
EC$300
Change of ship's name
EC$700
Registration of alterations
EC$700
Duplicate certificate
EC$300
Change of port of registry
EC$700

Other charges include transfer of ownership, mortgages and transfer of mortgage registration, change to the registered ship and change in name of company. A current list of all charges is available from the Registrar of Ships.

Contact

Registration
Mr Caryle Felix
General Manager
Grenada Ports Authority
P.O. Box 494, Carenage
St. George's, Grenada, W.I.
Tel: [1] (473) 440 3013
Fax: [1] (473) 440 3418
Email: grenport@spiceisle.com

Company Formation:
Ms. Annette Henry
Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property
Church Street
St. George's, Grenada, W.I.
Tel: (473) 440 - 2962 / 2963 / 2050
Fax: (473) 435 - 2964
Email: legalaffairs@spiceisle.com

Taxation Information:
Inland Revenue Division
Financial Complex,
Carenage
St. George's, Grenada, W.I.
Tel: 1-473-440-3556
Fax: 1-473-440-6621
Email: gndird@spiceisle.com
Website:
http://www.grenadaports.com/

Stockholm Agreement 96
IMO Convention 48
* IMO amendments 91 
* IMO amendments 93
SOLAS Convention 74
SOLAS Protocol 78
SOLAS Protocol 88
LOAD LINES Convention 66
LOAD LINES Protocol 88
TONNAGE Convention 69
COLREG  Convention 72
CSC Convention 72
CSC amendments 93
SFV Protocol 93
STCW  Convention 78
STCW-F Convention 95
SAR  Convention 79
STP Agreement 71
STP Protocol 73
IMSO Convention 76
INMARSAT OA 76
INMARSAT amendments 94
INMARSAT amendments 98
IMSO amendments 2006
IMSO amendments 2008
FACILITATION Convention 65
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex I/II)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V)
MARPOL Protocol 97 (Annex VI)
London Convention 72
London Convention Protocol 96
INTERVENTION Convention 69
INTERVENTION Protocol 73
CLC Convention 69
CLC Protocol 76
CLC Protocol 92
FUND Convention 71
FUND Protocol 92
FUND Protocol 2003
NUCLEAR Convention 71
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III)
PAL Protocol 76
PAL Protocol 90
PAL Protocol 02
LLMC Convention 76
LLMC Protocol 96
SUA Convention 2005
SUA Protocol 2005
SALVAGE Convention 89
OPRC  Convention 90
HNS Convention 96
OPRC/HNS 2000
BUNKERS CONVENTION 01
ANTI FOULING 01
BALLASTWATER 2004
NAIROBI WRC 2007
HONG KONG CONVENTION
HNS PROT 2010
Cape Town Agreement 2012
SUA Convention 88
SUA Protocol 88

IMO Conventions

Status of Conventions Grenada

IMO Convention 48 x
SOLAS Convention 74 x
SOLAS Protocol 78 x
SOLAS Protocol 88 x
SOLAS Agreement 96
LOAD LINES Convention 66 x
LOAD LINES Protocol 88 x
TONNAGE Convention 69 x
COLREG Convention 72 x
CSC Convention 72
CSC amendments 93
SFV Protocol 93
Cape Town Agreement 2012
STCW Convention 78 x
STCW-F Convention 95
SAR Convention 79
STP Agreement 71
Space STP Protocol 73
IMSO Convention 76
INMARSAT OA 76
IMSO amendments 2006
IMSO amendments 2008
FACILITATION Convention 65
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex I/II) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V)
MARPOL Protocol 97 (Annex VI)
London Convention 72
London Convention Protocol 96
INTERVENTION Convention 69
INTERVENTION Protocol 73
CLC Convention 69
CLC Protocol 76
CLC Protocol 92 x
FUND Protocol 76
FUND Protocol 92 x
FUND Protocol 2003
NUCLEAR Convention 71
PAL Convention 74
PAL Protocol 76
PAL Protocol 90
PAL Protocol 02
LLMC Convention 76
LLMC Protocol 96
SUA Convention 88 x
SUA Protocol 88 x
SUA Convention 2005
SUA Protocol 2005
SALVAGE Convention 89
OPRC Convention 90
HNS Convention 96
HNS PROT 2010
OPRC/HNS 2000
BUNKERS CONVENTION 01 x
ANTI FOULING 2001 x
BALLASTWATER 2004 x
NAIROBI WRC 2007
HONG KONG CONVENTION

x= ratification
d=denunciation

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