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 Liberian Registry, the world’s largest shipping registry, has furthered its commitment to the international shipping community by creating an Innovation & EnergyTransition Team focused on reaching net-zero GHG emissions.
Gabon, a small Central African nation on the Atlantic coast, for instance, was last year’s fastest-growing shipping registry, a growth trajectory that has been massively boosted in the opening weeks ...
Gabon, a small Central African nation on the Atlantic coast, was last year’s fastest-growing shipping registry, a growth trajectory that has been massively boosted in the opening weeks of 2024 with the reflagging of a swathe of the Sovcomflot fleet.
Among the steps they listed in the proposal that they believe could save the government more than $300 million in direct subsidies, they called for the elimination of the DanishInternationalShip Registry.
MOL is the first shipping company in the Asia - PacificGregion to issue carbon insets on the 123Carbon registry, after completing its issuance process, supported by Verifavia and AllChiefs as implementation partner.
MOL is the first shipping company in the APAC region to issue carbon insets on the 123Carbon registry, after completing its robust issuance process, supported by Verifavia, as third-party assurance partner, and AllChiefs as implementation partner.
American Queen Voyages, a riverboat cruise line that operated in Memphis, has shut down ... All cruises have immediately ceased and future rides have been canceled ... The ship's port of registry remains in Memphis.
American Queen Voyages, a riverboat cruise line that operated in Memphis, has shut down ... All cruises have immediately ceased and future rides have been cancelled ... The ship's port of registry remains in Memphis.
Instead, a spokesperson referred MailOnline to the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry which did not respond to requests for comment. Ship tracker records show that the Promise is currently moored in Hong Kong.
Part 1 focuses on a 97-metre cargo ship called the EastExpress, abandoned at a port in Libya since January 2022 ... Publicly available maritime registries like MarineTraffic and EQUASIS indicate that it was owned by Romania-based Mina Shipping Ltd.
However, programmes such as TMTA only go a small way to providing for the seafaring requirements of Singapore, which operates the world’s fifth largest ship registry, and the country continues to ...
The minister said Lebanese authorities notified Cyprus that a boat registered under Lebanon’s ship registry had departed and may have been in danger. Cypriot authorities then carried out a search and rescue operation ... ....