The Maritime Services Division in collaboration has streamlined the arrival of Caricom or Foreign flag state vessels entry into Trinidad and Tobago through the development of an electronic Window called the SEW BIZ Link System.
Caricom or Foreign flag state vessels entering the waters of Trinidad and Tobago must submit an arrival declaration via the SEW, TT Biz Link System. As such, the relevant navigational aid dues are to be paid to the Maritime Services Division based on the specified rate identified. Vessel arrivals are submitted on the Single Electronic Window (SEW) TTBizlink forty-eight (48) hours prior is preferred.
FOREIGN AND CARICOM VESSELS ENTERING THE WATERS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Upon the entry of a Caricom or Foreign flag state vessel into the waters of Trinidad and Tobago, an arrival declaration must be submitted via the SEW, TT Biz Link system, to the Maritime Services Division. As such, the relevant navigational aid dues are to be paid to the Maritime Services Division based on the specified rate identified.
It is to be noted that, all mandatory documents are to be submitted electronically as well as a valid P&I Insurance, as this is a mandatory requirement, for both arrival and departure of vessels.
As such, agents are informed that Non-compliance of the above mentioned act, can result in being be held guilty of an offence and be liable to be fined and detained ( Laws of Trinidad and Tobago, Shipping Act, and Chap. 50:10, Part II, subsection 3).
Failure to comply within one (1) day after the arrival of the vessel would result in a fine of one thousand dollars ($1000.00).Clearance would not be granted to any vessel until its fee has been paid.
For further information, you can also contact the Maritime Services Division:
Written correspondence can be addressed to:
The Director of Maritime Services
Maritime Services Division
Ministry of Works and Transport
#127 - 129 Duke Street Port of Spain