The Coastguard Safety Identification Scheme (C-SIS) is a free initiative that allows users to register with Jersey Coastguard any vessel or equipment which is not included in the local ships registry. This includes Kayaks/Canoes, Paddle Boards, Tenders, Windsurfers, Surfboards, Kite Surfboards, Rowing Boats, Sailing Dinghies or any craft under 3 meters in length capable of speeds up to 12 knots.
It can be difficult for Jersey Coastguard to locate or get information on the owners of craft or equipment which are lost and come ashore or are found adrift in our territorial waters if they are not showing some sort of registration or identification. This can result in unnecessary search and rescue operations. Registering items with the Coastguard Safety Identification Scheme will allow us to confirm that there is no risk to safety of life at sea and has the added advantage of reuniting owners with their equipment or vessel.
When you have registered we will send you a sticker with a unique number to put on your equipment which will quickly allow us to identify and contact the owner or emergency contact number should a registered item be found.