Changes to boat registration requirements


The Board has determined that access control will only apply to boats registered with Sandyport Security Services. Unregistered boats may continue to use the canal however will not be required to clear Security Control. All traffic passing through the canal inlet will continue to be subject to surveillance.

The registration requirements have been changed effective immediately and we ask that owners re-register in accordance with the following requirements:

  • Form SC-BR to be completed and submitted together with copies of the following documents:
    • Government ID (Such as Driver’s License or Passport) of the registrant
    • If the boat ownership is in a Company name, the share certificate issued by the Company in the name of the registrant
    • Boat registration document bearing the registration number of the boat and the owner information
    • Clear photograph of the boat including the registration number (if possible)

Security Services will issue a permit in the form of an ID Card that bears a unique permit number, the vessel registration details and name of the owner. Users of registered boats will be required to stop and present their permit when passing Security Control at the canal inlet. If an attempt is made to remove a registered boat without presenting a valid permit, Security Services will deny egress and notify law enforcement if appropriate. Therefore ensure that the permit is kept safe and apart from the boat whenever it is not in use by authorised persons.

The following policies apply to permits:

  • The expiry date is December 31st annually
  • Holders should report missing permits to Security Services
  • If a boat is sold, return the permit to Security Services for cancellation

The new procedures become effective January 1, 2014.

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