The Isle of Man Ship Registry
The Isle of Man Ship Registry is not just a register for ships and yachts, it is a centre of excellence, where client focus is paramount, providing a high quality service with significant cost savings over its competitors. The expertise that exists on the Isle of Man, both in the registry team and the private sector, mean that pragmatic and bespoke solutions can be provided for all requirements prior to registry and this relationship continues whilst the vessel is in service to ensure the needs of the client can be fully met at all times
Our Vision is the operation of an international Ship Register which is attractive to Blue Chip Companies, Yacht Managers and Owners and which supports economic benefit.
- A professional Ship Registry providing a high quality of service available 24/7 with fast response to queries
- Reasonable costs and no annual tonnage dues
- A favourable taxation regime designed to encourage business
- The right to fly the "Red Ensign" and access the support of British consular services world-wide and British Royal Navy protection
- Flexibility in the requirements for registered owners
- The availability of Demise registry both "IN" and "OUT"
- Support for ships treated unfairly by Port State Control
- Full political support for shipping
- ISO 9001/2008 Accreditation
- Not a Flag of Convenience
- Regular advice bulletins on key issues to help owners respond to them
Isle of Man Shipping Association (IOMSA) and the Manx Yacht Forum
Formed out of an earlier Ship Managers and Owners Association. Made up of local law firms, financial institutions and insurance companies in early 1989 in order to represent all maritime interests, it has continued to be the representative body for the growing number of maritime businesses relocating to the Isle of Man .
The Shipping Association is the single voice of the maritime community on the Island and its members include ship owners, ship managers, crew managers, yacht managers along with a host of other maritime related businesses which together make up the Isle of Man’s maritime centre of excellence.
The Shipping Association has two membership levels: full members, comprising ship owners or operators whose main business is in shipping; and associate members whose businesses include shipping related activity.
A sub-group of the IOMSA, the Manx Yacht Forum, was formed in 2003 to provide a representative body serving the Island’s burgeoning superyacht sector , with businesses involved in the management of, and professional services provided to, the growing numbers of “Superyachts” registered under the Manx flag.
The Association works closely with the Isle of Man Government and its internationally acclaimed Ship Registry, providing ideas, opportunities and solutions to ensure the Island’s maritime community continues to prosper. It also provides valuable feedback from an industry perspective on proposed legislative changes and government initiatives. This public/private partnership has resulted in the Ship Registry becoming one of the most client focused and streamlined of the major registries worldwide.
The Association holds biannual “Tri-Partite” meetings with the Ship Registry and both relevant Maritime Unions of Nautilus and the RMT to provide a forum to exchange views and resolve issues relating to Seafarers. Currently the Shipping Association is providing feedback to the Ship Registry on the regulations regarding the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC).
Our members are keen to help clients from farther afield to understand and access the many advantages the Isle of Man has to offer. We are able to provide simple, high quality, secure, and cost-effective solutions for your marine business and for your vessels. Please feel free to contact us, we are happy to help.
Ship Superintendents Training Course
We also work closely with the Isle of Man Business School in the promotion of the Ship Superintendents Training Course - a course which was originally designed for newly appointed Ship Superintendents - however it became apparent during its operation that the course provides an excellent foundation for all aspects of ship operation and is beneficial for candidates from all sectors across the maritime industry.
The course is designed for new appointed and existing Superintendents, Class/Flag State Surveyors, Marine Insurance Surveyors/Loss Adjusters, Maritime Lawyers/Consultants, Maritime Finance Personnel, Ship Owners' Personnel and Ship Operators, Charterers/Brokers.
For further information please contact Technical and Course Content Enquiries +44 (0) 1624 833955 or www.ibs.ac.im/ships