St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) commenced operation in 2005. By the end of 2017 had registered over 2000 vessels with 800+ currently registered with a total deadweight of 8.5M. It also has also issued seafarer documents to over 25,000 seafarers of many nationalities.
SKANReg has been active in assisting buyers, banks and lawyers involved in purchasing ships for recycling for many years. It is recognised for its sound Mortgage Legislation, which being based on English Law, is known, trusted and respected the world over.
Its Head Office is located on the outskirts of London spanning the time zones of the major shipping centres of the world.
It has a network of over forty Maritime Registrars, for local contact with a client and who can carry –out ship and mortgage registrations, so an owner/manager can deal with such matters in his/her own time zone, own language and with minimum hassle. With fixed-fees for registration, “no hidden extras”, clients can be assured their budget will not be subject to unforeseen charges.
All these benefits and a pragmatic approach to certification where technical issues that are unique to ship recycling are involved means SKANReg has built a reputation for a fast, accurate, efficient service, including outside of office hours, for buyers and associated businesses dealing in the ship recycling industry.