Previous News Stories
Ships Superintendents Training Course - Interview on MTTV
Delegates from around the world attended the Superintendents training course held on the Isle of Man. A demanding programme delivered over nine days provided an excellent foundation in all aspects of maritime operations. Click here to view the MTTV report
Busy time for Ship Registry at Monaco Yacht Show
Commenting upon her return from this years show, Mrs Anne Blythe, Senior Registrar, stated that it was a much busier show than last year and that there had been enormous activity at the Ship Registry stand. The event featured eleven IOM registered commercial yachts at the quayside and at least another dozen Manx vessels were anchored off in the bay. Pictured along with Anne are (from left) Graeme Weir, Senior Surveyor, Mr Alex Downie, Member for Shipping and Aircraft and Mark Manton, Operations Manager for the IOM Aircraft Register.
IOMSR 2012 Charity Golf Event
We are extremely pleased to advise that our recent charity golf day held in conjunction with the IOM Shipping Association bettered our expectations and raised over £1,600.00 for the King George V Fund for Sailors. A great day was had by all and a special thanks goes to all the players and sponsors who supported the event.
MSN 043 Revised MARPOL Annex V Requirements
This Manx Shipping Notice seeks to advise clients of the revised MARPOL Annex V requirements for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships which will enter into force on 1st January 2013. Please also note that the previous MSN regarding MARPOL Annex V, (MSN017), has been revoked. Click here for new MSN
MLC Newsletter No 13 released by IOMSR
A reminder that the Isle of Man Ship Registry is encouraging shipowners to have MLC 2006 requirements in place and to plan ahead so that MLC inspections can coincide with other IOM flag audits and surveys. This mutually beneficial proactive approach is designed to save time and costs for all concerned. See Newsletter No 13 here
External Surveyors appointed for key locations
As the number of vessels and the geographical spread of the fleet increases we have appointed several external surveyors to carry out audits and inspections on behalf of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. Fully trained as Isle of Man surveyors and strategically placed to enhance our service delivery to clients we believe this is a positive change to our expanding global operations. Click here for further information.
Amendment to Manx Shipping Notice 035
This MSN now includes a section relevant to vessels with engines using the engine parameter check method in accordance with Chapter 6.2 of the NOx Technical Code 2008, and offers clarification on recording like-for-like changes.
Isle of Man delegation at the Monaco Yacht Show
Isle of Man Ship Registry representatives and members of the Isle of Man Yacht Forum pictured on the Isle of Man’s stand at the Monaco Yacht Show. In total, there were around 60 people in attendance at the show from the Island highlighting the advantages of the Isle of Man as an excellent place to do business.
Isle of Man signs new Declaration for seafarers
The Isle of Man has entered into a new tripartite declaration designed to improve the living and working conditions of all seafarers on Isle of Man-registered ships.
New Masters Handbook for Pleasure Vessels
Its purpose is to provide simple and easy to use information in relation to the Isle of Man Shipping Regulations and the administrative processes required in running an Isle of Man registered vessel. These procedures may differ from those that you are familiar with in pleasure vessels of other flags. The Handbook compliments our Master’s series. For further information click here.
Isle of Man Ship Registry Issues First MLC Consultation Paper
The first consultation paper which will be part of a series setting out the Isle of Man Ship Registry’s proposals for implementing the International Labour Organizations Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), is available for comment. The Isle of Man has chosen to break the consultation into distinct and manageable parts and this paper deals with proposals for the implementation of Title 2 – Conditions of Employment. You are invited to examine the proposals and in particular the questions at the end of the paper, and provide written feedback to the Isle of Man Ship Registry.
Isle of Man tops Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table
The Isle of Man’s Ship Register has been named one of the best registers in the world after emerging with no potential negative performance indicators in the 2010 Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table, an annual exercise undertaken by leading shipowner groupings on the basis of 19 objective criteria. Registers are measured on their performance on 19 objective criteria including convention ratifications, designated recognised organisations and fleet age. To give an indication of the impressive performance of the register, only 5 other registers rated the same as the Isle of Man: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece and Norway.
Statistics produced by ‘Clarksons’ show that in 2010 the Manx fleet was:
- Growing at a rate of almost twice that of the world fleet by Gross Registered Tonnes (GRT)
- Fastest growing register in Europe (GRT)
- 4th Fastest growing register in the world (GRT)
- 7th largest fleet in Europe (GRT)
- 18th Largest fleet in the world (GRT)
- Youngest register in Europe (Average Age)
- 3rd youngest fleet in the world (Average Age)
US Coastguard Qualship 21
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has received formal notification of its acceptance on to the Qualship 21 listing. We have also posted a PSC newsletter about the Qualship 21 scheme. The letter from the US Coastguard is very complimentary of the Ship Registry's commitment to quality.
Isle of Man Ship Registry Introduces Annual Fee
The Isle of Man Ship Registry introduces an annual registration fee – for the first time in its 25 year history. Uniquely, unlike other registries, the fee will not be dependent upon ship size or type.
Isle of Man Ship Registry signs MOU with Toko Maruraku Transportation Co. Ltd
Important relationship established to facilitate growing Japanese client base The Isle of Man Ship Registry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Toko Maruraku Transportation Co. Ltd in Tokyo in order to facilitate the registration and related services to its growing number of Japanese clients.
MarineBiz TV interview
Watch Dick Welsh's interview on MarineBiz TV.