With effect of 01 January 2019, St Kitts & Nevis registered ships which meet the stipulated criteria will be subject to an annual flag state inspection. The stipulated criteria will be:
The purpose of the Vessel Inspection Scheme is to continuously improve the safety standards of ships flying the Flag of the Federation and maintain compliance with International Conventions and Regulations. Vessels will be subject to an occasional scoped inspection 5-7 months after the last annual survey carried out by the Recognised Organisation for the ship.
Further details can be found within Maritime Circular 86 18 – Vessel Inspection Scheme