Who May Register with the Commonwealth of Dominica Local Registry?

  1. A vessel owned by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica
  2. A vessel owned by a citizen of another CARICOM State
  3. A vessel which is not required to be classified by a Recognized Classification Society under the provisions of the International Maritime Regulations.

Required Documentation for Small Commercial Vessels, Less than 24 meters in length:

  • Application for Official Number, Call Sign and Registration of Vessel
  • Proof of Authority of Agent or Officer executing registration documents
  • Proof of Ownership, Bill of Sale or Builders Certificate
  • Consent of Government of present Registry to transfer as applicable
  • Agent in country of registration/Home Port
  • If new to the Registry an initial inspection is required against standards set by the Small Commercial Vessels (SCV) Code
  • Marine Safety Officer or Officer in charge of approval of vessel for registration
  • Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
  • All fees payable before the issuance of certification
  • Certificate of Inspection
  • Proof of a satisfactory liability insurance coverage approved by the Administration

Required Documentation for vessels under 500 GT and 24 metres and more in length

  • Application for Official Number, Call Sign and registration of vessel
  • Proof of Authority of Agent or Officer executing registration documents
  • Proof of Ownership, Bill of Sale or Builder's Certificate
  • Proof of satisfactory liability insurance coverage approved by the Maritime Administration
  • Consent of Government of present Registry to transfer if applicable
  • Mortgage Recordation if applicable
  • Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
  • Marine safety Officer or officer in charge of approval of vessel for registration
  • If new to Registry a complete initial survey is required re Standards in Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships (CCSS Code)
  • Agent to be established in country of registration/Homeport

Required Documentation for Yacht Registration, Application for Official Number, Call Sign and Registration of Vessel

  • Proof of ownership, Bill of Sale/Builder's Certificate
  • Consent of Government of present Registry to Transfer as applicable
  • Marine Safety Officer or Officer in Charge of approval of vessel for registration
  • Proof of satisfactory liability insurance coverage approved by the Administration
  • Proof of Authority of Agent or Officer executing Registration Documents
  • If new to the Registry a complete initial inspection/survey is required to meet standards set out by the Codes
  • Mortgage Recordation if applicable
  • Minimum Safe Manning Certificate if applicable
  • All fees payable before the issuance of certificate.

Reasons To Have Your Ships Flagged By The Commonwealth Of Dominica

Commitment to Quality

  • Dominica is known as the "Nature Island of the Dominica", and its commitment to protect and honor the environment is reflected in its national motto, "After God, the Earth."
  • Shipping is an honorable profession, and a flag state has a vital and pivotal role in the partnership between the key players in the enterprise.
  • Only eight classification societies including: DNV, ABS, LR, NK GL -- will perform statutory inspections, reinforcing the registry's commitment to quality.
  • Quality, safety, and environmental responsibility represent good business for an owner and are the foundation of the registry.
  • The Registry has the most advanced and automated electronic vessel registry system in the world. It is fully auditable.
  • The Registry is backed by a government that is a democracy, is at peace, is environmentally responsible, is directly impacted by maritime trade, and whose legal structure is based on English law.

Laws

  • The Dominica International Maritime Act 2000 is patterned after the most progressive, yet responsible international maritime laws.

STCW'95

  • Dominica's unique maritime personnel assessment and advancement program will enhance employee retention and provide overall training cost savings.
  • Your fellow ship owners are part of an elite group of owners/operators dedicated to quality operation of ships.

ISM

  • The International Ship Management Code is an essential element in assuring the maintenance of quality standards for the Flag.

Representation and Customer Service

  • You will have unparalleled representation at IMO and other international forums.
  • You will receive timely service, responses to your inquiries, and mortgage recordation according to your schedule.
  • Customer service is the byword of the registry.
  • Dominica Maritime Registry, Inc. (DMRI) is the first Registry to become a member of the International Council of Cruise Lines.
  • The Management Team is the First Team.

Partnership

  • Quality is a team effort – we will be on your team.

For more information, contact:

Maritime Unit
Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports
3rd Floor, Government Headquarters
Kennedy Avenue
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone: (767) 266 3072
Fax: (767) 448 4807
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.dominica-registry.com