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.
Owners can pick which flag they sail under by paying a fee -- sometimes just thousands of dollars -- to join a country's shipping registry ... "It was unfortunate that the NiueShip Registry was abused in the case of the An Hai 6 and Anni, where there were no signs of the vessels being linked to North Korea during the registration process.".
LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - War risk insurance premiums edged up for Red Sea voyages after three vessels were attacked in the area on Sunday and fears grow over worsening perils for commercial shipping, maritime and insurance sources said on Monday ...Ships sailing under the Bahamas flag registry have been among the vessels hit in the various attacks.
During his address to the Assembly, Minister Farrugia said that Malta’s re-election to the IMOCouncil is very prestigious for our country and confirms that Malta – which is the 6th largest merchant shipping registry in the world—enjoys the trust of the international community in this sector.
... removing the vessel from the list of vessels under Special Follow-Up with the Maritime Safety Administration at the place where the vessel’s port of registry is located, together with the shipping company’s report on corrective actions along with relevant evidence.
The ship served as a training facility for cadets to acquire the required sea time and exposure to enter the international maritime job market ... Maintaining the vessel registration on the South AfricanShip Registry ... The WesternRegion has the most volume of ships, but the Eastern Region has the busiest ports.
In addition to these, the focus on SAMSA’s external mission of expanding the SA ship registry, SA seafarer training, coastal community development and SA maritime industry transformation and development, as well as contribution to Department of Transport maritime initiatives, are ...
Lines (MOL) indicated that during the second semester of 2023, they are processing 15 new job opportunities and the contracting of other 10 new cadets is foreseen for 2024, all of this to benefit the Panamanian seafarers, so they can board their ships (ships bearing the Panamanian flags or ships from other registries).
Measures were taken to attract ships to the Greek registry-Greek flag, and 50% more applications were made, but when you reach your limit with the Greek officers, you can only do so much ...There is no fiscal problem to prevent the shipowner from bringing his ship into the Greek registry.”.
The concept drew broad attention from the mainstream and international media promoting the idea of living aboard a cruise ship ... Observers in Bremerhaven, Germany, immediately saw the new name Celestyal Discovery being painted on the ship and a change in registry to Malta ... Miray operates cruises from Turkey aboard the smaller ship Gemini (Miray).
... including “Microplastics in onboard seawater lines can be collected at all times while the vessel is underway”, as well as its capability corresponding to the "A-EA(MPC)*5" notation for ships under ClassNK registry equipped with the product, and issued a certificate.
Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista highlighted the need to incentivize the country's shipping industry to increase local players and domestic shipping fleets ...As of December 2022, MARINA reported 4,423 ships that have a certificate of Philippine registry, while 3,524 have a certificate of ownership in the domestic shipping sector.
It is notable, that the scope of work focuses on Hong Kong’s maritime cluster of professional services -i.e. ship financing, ship registry, maritime law, insurance, etc ... However, GBA importers and exporters now have a choice of ports and terminals, and shipping lines have a choice of transhipment hubs (e.g ... No port authority ... Relocation time? ... .