Provisional Registration

The checklist below outlines the forms and documents required for Provisional Registration.

Forms Required

Name of Ship Declaration (form 04)

Certificate of Survey

Authorised Officer Declaration (form 06) sealed or notarised

Declaration of Ownership (form 07) notarised

Managing Owner/Manager Declaration (form 08)

Safe manning application (form 12)

EPIRB data registration (form 13)

Particulars of Radio equipment (form 16)

Security Communication statement (form 72)

Other Documents Required

Written request for registration

Copy of former tonnage certificate

Copy of Bill of Sale or Builder’s Certificate

Transcript of Register from former flag showing no encumbrances

Copy of Certificate of Incorporation for owning Company

‘Blue’ Card CLC Oil Pollution certificate (Tanker only)

‘Blue’ Card Bunker Pollution certificate (all ships)

Evidence of P&I Cover (all ships)

Copy of ISM Document of Compliance

Copy of last CSR issued to ship by former Flag (or flags if dual registry)

Copy of former statutory certificates, if applicable.

LRIT Compliance Test Report from approved ASP

Applications for Officer Endorsements (form 19)

Copy of previous flag MLC certificate

DMLC Part I Application Form (form 143)

DMLC Part II (form 140)

Registration Checklist

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Permanent Registration

The checklist below outlines the additional forms and documents required for Permanent Registration.

Documents Required

Bill of Sale (original)

Deletion Certificate (free of encumbrance) from former flag (if applicable)

Confirmation of Security Alert Handling arrangements (form 72)

Completed Carving & Marking Note

Copy of Operating Company’s DOC

ISM Declaration of Designated Person (form 72)

ISSC Declaration of Company Security Officer (CSO) (form 72)

Registration Checklist

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Nautical Inspectors

A network of Nautical Inspectors is available to carry out annual ship safety inspections and to assist ship operators whenever required.  The list of Inspectors may be accessed here:

Shipping Legislation

Barbados has been a member of IMO since 1971, and has ratified many of the international Conventions that have been instrumental in shaping the world’s shipping legislation.


We provide regular bulletins to keep our clients and associates abreast of new developments, and work closely with all our ship owners and managers to help maintain a quality fleet.

Recognised Organisations

Ten Classification Societies that are members of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies), as well as several other recognised organisations, have been appointed to survey and issue statutory certificates on our behalf.