Foreign Vessels ( superyachts, Sail Yachts , Motor Yacht and passenger liner ) Entering to Maldives water for cruise, charters regulation update on 2024
Law 2/99 24 line
All foreign vessels should appoint a local agent for all clearance documentations.
Information on the major changes from the new regulation on foreign tourist vessels cruising.
and chartering in the Maldives,
General declaration documents for foreign vessels visit to Maldives
1- Document of non-expire (SOLAS) safety of life at sea Certificate or (IACS) International Association of classification society non expired certificate or documents . OR Safety certificate issued by Any Government authority.
2- Captain And crew License certificate ( Non residence captain of vessels registered should submit the endorsement letter from the authority
3- Passenger certificate
4- Captain certificate of competency
5- Minimum Safe man Certificate.
6- Passenger, vessel and machinery insurance with salvage and environmental insurance copy
7- Captain declaration letter mentioning the crew list, vessels owner and family list
Cruising Permits In Maldives 2024
® All foreign tourist vessels require a Cruising Permit to cruise and harbour inthe Maldives,
® A Cruising Permit should be obtained within 3 working days from the date and time of
arrival or from the time of inward clearance
Requirements to Obtain a Cruising Permit: -
1- Captains Declaration
2- Cruising Permit Fee
3- Required Vessels and Crew documents
Fee for Cruising Permits: - Ifany foreign tourist vessel above 20 meters like to stay longer
than 7 days in the Maldives a fee will be charged to issue a Cruising Permit.
1- Fee is USD 1000/- per vessel to obtain the permit
2- An additional fee of USD 100/- per day is charged from vessel above 20 meters
Fee for Crulsing Permits: - If any foreign tourist vessel under 20 meters like to stay withing 3 months no fees will apply. After 90 Days to extend up to 275 days a fee of USD50 per day will apply.
1- With a Cruising Permit you can only cruise with crew onboard. No guest can be
accommodated. To cruise with guest onboard, a Charter License will be required,
Charter License In Maldives 2024
® All foreign tourist vessels require a Charter License to have guest onboard other than the
owners and owners family while inthe Maldives.
® Charter License fees do not apply for vessel owners or owners’ family.
Requirements to Obtain a Charter License: -
2- Charter Fees as per the vessels LOA
3- Requires Vessels, Crew and Guest Documents
Fee for Charter License in Maldives 2024
Vessel below and up to 20 Meters Fee is USD 100/- per day.
Vessel from 21 Meters up to 35 Meters Fee is USD 250/- per day.
Vessel from 36 Meters up to 45 Meters Fee is USD 400/- per day.
Vessel from 46 Meters up to 75 Meters Fee is USD 550/- per day.
Vessel from 76 Meters up to 100 Meters Fee is USD 700/- per day.
Vessel from 101 Meters and above Fee is USD 850/- per day.