Ship registration is the process by which a ship is documented and given the nationality of the country to which the ship has been documented. The nationality allows a ship to travel internationally as it is proof of ownership of the vessel.
International law requires that every merchant ship be registered in a country, called its flag state. Ship registration is similar to a person receiving a passport. A ship is bound to the law of its flag state. It is usual to say that the ship sails under the flag of the country of registration.
A ship's flag state exercises regulatory control over the vessel and is required to inspect it regularly, certify the ship's equipment and crew, and issue safety and pollution prevention documents. The organization which actually registers the ship is known as its registry. Registries may be governmental or private agencies. In some cases, such as the United States' Alternative Compliance Program, the registry can assign a third party to administer inspections.
The office will be based in Limassol and will support ship operations as the company looks to develop its Eastern Mediterranean business ... “Cyprus continues to rank as one of the top shipping registries globally and has a well-established shipping and ship management center.
Recently, India decided to ban all foreign and Indian ships above 25 years of age from being registered under the Indian flag, in order to ensure compliance with global maritime standards ... According to the ministry guidelines, the ship’s age would be determined from the date of build mentioned in the certificate issued by the ship registry.
The ship's correct identity was discovered in a letter in an archive. A team of maritime archaeologists has discovered the true identity of a large wooden ship hulk buried in Hooe Lake, on the outskirts of Plymouth... The registry closed on the ship in 1935, when it was converted to be a timber lighter in Plymouth.
For the maritime transportation system, there is a parallel bill that needs to be passed into law, the draft PhilippineShip Registry Act now pending in Congress... Prominent flag states of the world boast of the attractiveness of their ship registries; the Philippines on the other ...
Iran’s Ports and MaritimeOrganization (PMO) has dismissed as insignificant a move by Panama to cancel registry of dozens of vessels allegedly linked to Iran, saying Iran will continue to rely on its own fleet of ships and tankers to transport cargo in international waters.
... imposing restrictions on Iran-linked ships and oil tankers... Panama’s vessel registry, the world’s largest, has withdrawn its flag from 136 ships linked to Iran’s state oil company in the last four years, the country’s maritime authority said this week.
... organisations, and imposing restrictions on Iran-linked ships and oil tankers... Panama's vessel registry, the world's largest, has withdrawn its flag from 136 ships linked to Iran's state oil company in the last four years, the country's maritime authority said this week.
Panama’s vessel registry withdrew its flag from 136 ships linked to Iran’s state oil company in the last four years, according to the country’s maritime authority ... The Panamanian registry canceled 136 ships in which their direct link with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was proven.