Ship registration in the Isle of Man


The Isle of Man Ship Registry was established as an international register in 1984 and since then the size of the register has attracted a gross registered tonnage in excess of 15,000,000 consisting of around 400 merchant ships and 100 of the world’s commercial yachts.

The Isle of Man register is a component part of the British Ship Register. Ships registered on the Isle of Man flag are British ships and have the right to fly the “Red Ensign”, but they are subject to the separate jurisdiction of the Isle of Man Ship Registry.

The Isle of Man register is well respected internationally and ranks highly on the annual Flag State Performance Table published by the Round Table of international shipping associations (comprising of the International Chamber of Shipping, the International Shipping Federation, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO). The Isle of Man flag is also highly regarded by the world’s Port State Control Authorities and is on the Paris MOU white list…

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