Andy once whispered in the wind:
this question goes for anyone who has passed through the Maldives in the last few years.
I was checking noonsite for customs and checkin regulations and they said that they require 9 copies of the crew list (fine and dandy) and a deratting certificate (Say What?!?)
Does anyone out there know what a "Deratting Certificate" is? Because I am clueless on this term.
Dear Andy, This is Nash from ISLAND SAILORS and we deal with all these officials in the Maldives every time a vessel calls under our agency 'Island Sailors Pvt Ltd'.
The DE-RATING certificate is the health
certificate if you have one. The situation without a DE-RATING certificate is to make a new one in Maldives. Port Health
is the Authority and your local agent woudl be able to get it for you in Maximum 2 days.
It is not a big deal to arrive with out one and the great part is you would get one issued after inward clearances and it is valid at all ports
This certificate would not cost any more than USD.15.00 in average, so be adviced the price
also depends on the size, capacity of your vessel. eg: a cruiseship would cost more...
Hope you find this useful.
Wish you a pleasant cruise