REGISTERING A SHIP
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.
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.
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.