As part of our ongoing plans to improve the quality of ships on our register, ensure such ships are complying with International Conventions & National regulations, reduce adverse PSC reports, increase our registered tonnage and promote the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, we invite applications from suitable shipping professionals with the appropriate qualifications and experience, either individually or as companies, to carry-out Flag State Inspections on the ships, pleasure vessels, fishing vessels and other craft on our Ship Register.

As a minimum, applicants must possess either:

  • a Master (STCW Reg. II/2-unlimited) or a Chief Engineer (STCW Reg/ III/2 – over 3000KW) Certificate of Competency
  • Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture or closely-rated disclipine, plus membership of an appropriate professional body, or possess Chartered Engineer status.

A minimum of three (3) years post qualification experience in marine surveying or similar employment is also required.

Preference will be given to those applicants who have qualification and experience as a Lead Auditor for conducting either/all ISM, ISPS and MLC 2006 audits.


Applications should be made via our Vacancies Page, with full supporting documents, to the Head Office of St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry.

The attention of applicants is drawn to the requirement for certain documents that must accompany the application, to be suitably authenticated.

TitleDocument CategoriesPdf Download LinkWord Download Link
APPLICATION AS A SURVEYOR OF SHIPSApplication Form, Flag State Inspection



Flag State Inspection FormFlag State Inspection


Flag State Inspectors Instructions & GuidlinesFlag State Inspection


Expenses Claim FormFlag State Inspection


NOTE: These are not salaried positions nor will it result in guaranteed regular inspections. Renumeration is on a ‘per-inspection’ / assignment basis only.