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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.
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MSN046 – STCW Convention regulation VI/6 Security Training
MSN046 – STCW Convention regulation VI/6 Security Training, has recently been published. The new MSN explains the new STCW regulation VI/6 which takes effect from 01/01/2014 and will apply to seafarers on vessels to which the ISPS Code applies. This MSN details the new requirements and explains how shipowners can ensure seafarers on their vessels comply.
Isle of Man adds Monaco and Switzerland for yacht ownership
The Isle of Man Ship Registry can now take vessels with ownership structures in Monaco or Switzerland thanks to legislative changes which were passed by its parliament, Tynwald, this week. This is a strategic move in terms of superyachts which was brought about in answer to requests by the yacht industry on the Isle of Man which sees great potential for new business opportunities in these changes.For further details click here
Ship Registry Annual Report released
Another successful and eventful year for the Isle of Man Ship Registry. From global marketing to record breaking activity, click here to view the details in our 2012 Annual Report.
MLN 5 Released
We have been receiving many enquiries on MLC and in order to answer the most common questions on implementation dates and how they apply to Isle of Man registered vessels, MLN 5 has just been published.
Use of private contracted armed security personnel (PCASP)
MSN 045 has been published to advise Isle of Man Ship Registry clients of our policy regarding the use of PCASP onboard Isle of Man registered vessels. This MSN replaces previous guidance on Piracy Counter Measures contained in Industry Circular 16 which has now been withdrawn.
Isle of Man highly placed again in Flag State Performance Table
The International Chamber of Shipping's Flag State Performance Table for 2012 shows the Isle of Man continuing to have positive indicators in all areas. Of the 111 flags listed in the report only 12 achived 'clean sheets'. This reflects the Isle of Man's ongoing commitment to quality and to operating a Ship Registry which is fully resourced to deliver all international requirements.
Ship Registry starts 2013 with record tonnage
At one minute past midnight on the 4th January 2013, the Isle of Man’s Ship Registry was open to register one of the largest ships in the world, the Berge Neblina, being delivered to its owners from a shipyard in China. The additional tonnage tipped total tonnage over the 15 million Gross Registered Tonnage mark. As with all vessels built and delivered from shipyards in the Far East, the registrar at the Ship Registry was happy to work at a time which suits the signing ceremony in the Far East, which means the small hours of the morning in the Isle of Man. “This is a service we offer, which very few of our competitors can match but is really appreciated by our clients” said Muriel Sweetman, who registered the ship. The 15 million GRT mark is another milestone for the Ship Registry which continues to grow its tonnage as it receives more interest from operators in the Far East and a growing Asian client base. They recognise the client-focused service levels and the cost advantages of registering large ships as well as the quality of the ships and operators using the Isle of Man.
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