Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks entered into force on April 14, 2015 and applies to all the vessels (including fishing vessels and commercial yachts) of 300 GT or above. For entry into ports and territorial waters of the State Parties to the Convention these vessels are required to carry evidence of insurance or other financial security to cover the cost to wreck removal.

For today Nairobi Convention has been ratified by Albania, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Bulgaria, China, Congo, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Panama, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Africa, Switzerland, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom.

In November 2017, the Belize Administration ratified the Nairobi International Convention on the disposal of sunken ships. All Belize-flagged vessels with a gross tonnage of 300 tonnes or more for entry into ports and territorial waters of the countries party to the Convention must have a certificate confirming coverage of the costs of disposal of sunken vessels.

Our representative office of the Belize Maritime Administration (IMMARBE) in Ukraine is fully authorized to issue all registration documents regarding the registration of ships and yachts under the Belize flag, as well as to issue a Certificate in accordance with the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Sunken Vessels, 2007

Documents required to obtain a WRC certificate from Belize:

  • Application form
  • Blue Card issued to the Belize Administration: Keystone Building, Suite 502, 304 Newtown Barracks, Belize City, Belize
  • Copy of the Ship Registration Certificate

The WRC Certificate is issued within 24 hours after confirmation of payment, you are provided with a copy, on the same day the original of the certificate issued by us is sent to the address indicated by you.

For additional information concerning to obtaining of WRC certificates for your vessels please contact us:
Tel.: +38 (0552) 415304 / +38 (0552) 415305
E-mail: registration@flagadmin.com / registry@immarbe.com.ua