Notice to Mariners Renewal of Vessel & Masters Licenses & Use of Payment Receipt

Belize City, Belize – December 31, 2020 – The Belize Port Authority hereby informs the public that the license year for vessels will officially conclude as of midnight, December 31, 2020.

Mariners are advised that the payment receipt will no longer be accepted as an authorized medium to traverse the territorial waters effective January 15th, 2021. A boat master/owner must be able to produce a valid Master’s license or Sea-worthiness Certificate for the vessel at any point of inspection or official boarding. Mariners are reminded that their inability to present any of the mentioned documents upon request is an offence.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Please contact the Belize Port Authority for any clarification, if necessary. Tel: (501)-222-5665 or Email: Website: Radio Frequency: VHF Channel 16 Maritime Emergency Toll Free No: 966