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De-rat or Certificate/Shipboard Sanitation Control Certificate in Ft Lauderdale?
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 6:04 PM
Joined: 13/02/2009
Posts: 23

We'll be cruising through the Bahamas and Panama/Mexico over the next few months and I want a new de-rat. who issues these in Ft Lauderdale?

Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2010 4:04 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1064

I believe Truly Nolan.

Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2010 8:23 PM
Joined: 02/05/2008
Posts: 40

I'd check with Peg Nusser (Lady Bug, she does a lot of the big boats and only does boats). Here's her contact info: 954-764-4936 or
Posted: Monday, May 31, 2010 12:21 AM
Joined: 17/05/2008
Posts: 10

This is from the CDC website: Cargo ships, including yachts, can no longer obtain a Derat or Ship Sanitation Exemption Certificate in US waters. This is since June-2007. If you need one in a foreign port, check with your local agent prior to each port call and identify if one is required for that port. If an SSCC is required then that nation will assign an agency to issue same. But a SSCC is not required here in the US and therefore there is no agency which will issue one to you here in the US. Hope this helps.
Posted: Monday, May 31, 2010 3:01 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1064

Well that's interesting. So if you're going to a country that does require a De-Rat, you get to spend extra time in quarantine and are at the mercy of whatever they want to charge to issue you one, way to go government...sigh.

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:33 PM
I have used Fulton Marine. Philip Van Dam can be an annoying little man but he does a good job of "IPM" and "De-Rat" for most of the cruise lines and a lot of other vessels.
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