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Ship and Boat Regulations.

The owners or operators of ships arriving in Trinidad and Tobago must follow the requirement of the Harbours Act that govern their arrival, stay and departure. An Arrival Declaration Form must be submitted at least 48 hours before arrival of the ship. Private pleasure craft and yachts follow a different procedure when arriving. Please follow the link in the Related Services section on the left of your screen for more information.

  • Arrival Procedures

  • Departure Procedures

  • Where can I find more information?

Arrival Procedures

The owner, agent or master of the ship must submit an Arrival Declaration Form to the Maritime Services Division at the address below at least 48 hours before arrival, completed in duplicate. The Arrival Form can be obtained from the Maritime Services Division, or downloaded by following the link at the bottom of this section. The following documents must be submitted with the Arrival Form the first time the ship arrives in each calendar year:

  • Certificate of Registry.

  • International Tonnage Certificate.

  • Certificate of insurance against damage to third party (P&I Coverage).

  • International Ship Safety certificate.

  • Synopsis Records.

  • Declaration of Security.

The following documents must be submitted each time a ship arrives:

  • Crew list.

  • Passenger list (if applicable).

  • Dangerous Cargo manifest (if applicable).

The Declaration Form is processed and stamped and a copy returned to the agent. A list of agents can be obtained from The Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Please follow the link below for a list of agents. Please note that there may be other agents not included on this list.

Member Agents - Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

Departure Procedures

The owner, agent or master of the ship must be issued a Harbour Master Certificate (vessel clearance) by the Maritime Services Division prior to departure. The following documents must be submitted to the Maritime Services Division at the address below before a Harbour Master’s Certificate is issued to a departing ship:

  • Completed Departure Declaration Form with the arrival reference number included. The Departure Declaration Form can be obtained from the Maritime Services Division.

  • Evidence of payment of Navigational Aids Dues. Please follow the link below for more information on Navigational Aids Dues.

  • Immigration grant of clearance.

  • Crew lists (Arrival and Departure stamped by the Immigration Department).

  • Passenger lists (Arrival and Departure stamped by the Immigration Department), if applicable.

Where can I find more information?

To obtain or submit Arrival or Departure Declaration forms, to obtain a Harbour Master’s Certificate, or for more information, please contact:

Maritime Services Division
Ministry of Works and Transport
Ansa Building - 2nd Floor
Corner Queen and Henry Streets
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-7004
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 pm to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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