P.O. Box 494, Carenage, St. George's, GRENADA
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm

P.O. Box 494, Carenage,

St. George, GRENADA, W.I.

Mon – Fri : 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat - Sun : CLOSED
Maritime Administration
A commitment to provide top quality maritime services while preserving the delicate environment of Grenada is high on the agenda for the various organizations that work closely with the Grenada Ports Authority (GPA).

Grenada's Maritime Administration plays a key role in promoting higher standards of shipping, maritime safety, pollution control and training of seafarers.
However, the Administration's principal task is to manage the Grenada Register of Ships, established in 1997.

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.

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.

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.

With more than three decades of service to the nation behind it, The Grenada Ports Authority (GPA) is today better equipped than ever to play a major role in the economy of the nation.

Recent initiatives and investments by the GPA have been designed to boost Grenada's potential for cargo handling, the cruise sector and tourism. All of these bring direct benefits to the economy and people of the country.

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