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Acquiring Seaman's Book
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:59 PM
Joined: 02/07/2018
Posts: 1

A crewmember asked Dockwalk to post the following on their behalf:


“I am a Romanian citizen living in the UK about to work on a US registered ship that will be going through Asia and I need a Seaman's book. The UK wouldn't issue one as I'm not a UK citizen or the ship isn't registered in the UK. I also can't fly back to my home country to apply for one either. Does anyone have any ideas how I could get one without having to fly back home?. Thank you!”

Capt Richard G
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 11:58 PM
Joined: 31/08/2016
Posts: 2


Yes, contact Cayman Islands Registry, Todd Bice, or +1954-332-9786 or +1844-239-4482.

Also Marshall Islands Registry could do it. International Registries, +1-954-763-7775 

Good Luck


Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018 6:51 PM
Joined: 11/01/2012
Posts: 7

Normally you should already work aboard a vessel or you should be under a SEA to obtain from the same flag administration a seaman book.

Take care working on board a USA flagged yacht being not a US citizen, you may have problems to get your visa ...



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