Local officials are embarking on a five-day campaign to get more vessels to registered in the British Virgin Islands.
The campaign begins today, October 31, with the territory participating in this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the United States.
The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) said they believe the event will allow officials to network with top players in the shipping sector and not only ‘promote the BVI advantage for ship registration’ but also “promote the BVI as a yachting location and destination spot”.
“As part of their engagement, the [BVI] team will network with customers and obtain feedback on what is expected from a shipping registry. The feedback is expected to be used to help guide the department in being more responsive to the needs of its customers.”
The delegation headed to Fort Lauderdale includes Acting Director of VISR, Captain Raman Bala as well as Acting Registrar, Ronald Donovan. VISR is also partnering with BVI Finance and the BVI Tourist Board on this initiative.
BVI Finance is said to be exhibiting at this year’s boat show, which is an event that showcases an array of the maritime vessels, and a ‘medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle’.
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