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Welcome to the Isle of Man Ship Registry

The Isle of Man provides the solution for the discerning owner looking for a client focused and cost effective option for ship and yacht registration.

Quality is key to the Isle of Man, where our reputation as a high quality jurisdiction makes us the flag of choice for today’s modern maritime business.

We promise you will find our approach a refreshing change from other flags. See what our clients say about us - ‘Customer Comments’

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    Isle of Man - Maritime IFB Website

    The Isle of Man Maritime Private and Public Sector have been working collaboratively together to promote the Isle of Man at the International Festival of Business in Liverpool in June. Visit the new website.

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    Ship Registry's Quarterly Newsletter

    The Ship Registry's 4th electronic quarterly newsletter is available here. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email please send email to

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    MARPOL Annex IV –Updated Legislation and MSN 041 Shipping Notice

    The Merchant Shipping (MARPOL Annex IV – Prevention of Pollution by Sewage) Order 2014 and MSN041 implement the latest version of MARPOL Annex IV and came into operation on 1 April 2014.

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    Green Ship Fee Incentives

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry has announced that from 1st April 2014 it is introducing new incentives for ship owners to adopt energy efficient ship designs which reduce fuel consumption and air pollution. For further details click here.

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    2013 Annual Report

    The Ship Registry has produced its Annual Report for 2013 and this can be found by clicking the picture. The Ship Registry intends to increase its green credentials by further developing on-line publications in place of those previously printed, if you wish to download and print a version this can be done from the document itself. In addition you can continue to read the document offline. If you use Apple tablets or smartphones you can download the free 3D Issue app from the app store which will allow you to read the publications. For Android machines the 3D Issue app is available on Google play.

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    Consultation MARPOL Annex VI - Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships Order 2014

    The MARPOL Annex VI Order requires all Manx ships to comply with the applicable requirements of MARPOL Annex VI and Part 5 of the Order applies to local suppliers of fuel oil. The Order revokes and replaces existing regulations which give effect to MARPOL Annex VI and subject to approval by Tynwald will come into effect on 21 July 2014.

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    Minimum Safe Manning Consultation Paper

    This consultation paper sets out the Isle of Man Government’s proposals to implement new Regulations in order to give effect to a recent amendment to SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 14 – Ship’s Manning. The Consultation Paper can be found HERE, please note the consultation closes at 5pm on 6 May 2014.

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    IFB 2014 Maritime Week

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry and the Department of Economic Development are working in partnership with the private maritime sector on the Isle of Man to promote the International Festival of Business in Liverpool In addition please find details of the recent news item released.

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry is pleased to announce the event that will be used to aid promotion of the Isle of Man's Maritime Centre of Excellence.

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    Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Annual Report

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry produces first annual MLC report under its obligation to ILO. The aim of MLC was to modernise labour standards for seafarers.

    The report will be published annually, the statistics contained within this report relate only to vessels to which MLC applies. The report covers the period 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2013.

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    Flag State Performance Tables

    The Isle of Man is one of only 12 Flag States which received a full set of green lights (or positive indicators). This year ILO MLC has been introduced as one of the criteria and this has enhanced The Isle of Man Ship Registry's position as a leading flag State.

    The Full Report can be found here

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