Frequently Asked Questions
In the search box, enter the seafarer’s name. You can enter the first, last, full or nickname, and click Search.
If there are multiple search results, you may use the page numbers/arrows at the top or bottom of the page to navigate.
Click on the View button next to the record in order to see the details of that particular seafarer.
If the View button is not yet clickable, this just means that our Registry Moderator is reviewing the information submitted on that seafarer to make sure it is appropriate content for viewing.
Adding seafarers to the registry is designed to be quick and easy! The submission form is broken into 5 easy steps, with only a few required fields: the Seafarers Name, Primary Area of Contribution, and Locality.
In the menu (located on the left), click on the Register icon and follow along!
Once you complete a seafarer submission, you’ll be given a unique submission number on screen. You’ll also receive a confirmation email to the email address you entered for the Contributor. Feel free to use this number to search for your seafarer submission on the Registry.
In the menu (located on the left), click on the Search icon.
In the Search box, click on Search Options or filter icon. Enter your submission number in the Submission Number field and click Search. The seafarer associated to your submission number will be displayed on screen.
The Status field is located at the bottom of each seafarer’s record, underneath the Seafarer’s Name:
Status = Submitted – This means that the submission has been received and the internal review and verification process is underway. Until the initial triage is completed, visitors to the Seafarers Registry can see that someone has already submitted this seafarer but they cannot yet see the information provided.
Status = Accepted – This means that the submission has been received and the initial triage process to check for any inappropriate content has been completed. The seafarer’s record is now visible to anyone that accesses the Seafarers Registry.
Status = Verified – This means that the reference(s) provided as part of the seafarer submission have been contacted and the submission has been verified. The information within the seafarer’s record remains visible to anyone that accesses the Seafarers Registry.
Anyone! The Registry is crowdsourced, which means it obtains its information through a large number of persons via the internet. This is also why our triage and verification process is important to make sure that the content remains appropriate for all ages.
We recognize that a lot of this invaluable information may not be so easily available now and going forward. Therefore, the Registry was designed and developed to document the history behind our seafaring men and women based on the facts still available as well as the memories and stories that have been shared with our seafarers’ friends and families.
This feature is coming soon so stay tuned for other new and exciting Registry enhancements as we dedicate 2021 to celebrating our seafaring heritage.
Editing an existing seafarer’s record is managed via the same submission process.
This version of the Registry does not prevent users from submitting a seafarer multiple times. Therefore, if you have additional information you would like to add, please start a new submission with the same core Seafarer details including his/her name.
Once submitted, the Registry identifies matching seafarer records and allows the Moderator to merge two or more seafarer records.
Not at this time. The Seamen Ex-Gratia Benefits application process is managed by the Ministry of Community Affairs.
Yes, a part of the Park’s design has also factored in public accessibility to the Seafarers Registry to view digital records of our seafaring heroes. This was factored into the online Registry design with little-to-no scrolling required on the page in order to support displaying the Registry on screen at the new Seafarers Park.