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Island's Ship Registry is best in the world

Thu, 20 Jun 2019


The Isle of Man Ship Registry has been placed first in the 2018 Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control White List. The Paris MoU ranking is considered a key performance indicator for the Isle of Man Ship Registry as it provides an independent verification of the standard of the Manx fleet in comparison to other flags. The 2018 result far exceeds the Registry’s long-term target of remaining within the top third of the white list.


The announcement formed part of the Paris MoU Committee’s 2018 Annual Report which was published on 17th June 2019. The report was based on 651 ships’ inspections by Port State Control within the Paris MoU region between 2016 and 2018.


Minister for Enterprise, Laurence Skelly MHK, commented:


‘I am delighted to see this positive international recognition for the Ship Registry. The Registry provides an essential service for the Isle of Man, stimulating economic growth and demonstrating our commitment to a diversified economy. This achievement recognises the excellent service the Isle of Man Ship Registry provides its clients. The top position of the Performance table sets the Isle of Man apart from its competitors as a high quality jurisdiction, meeting all of its international obligations.’


Director of Isle of Man Ship Registry, Cameron Mitchell explained:


‘We are extremely proud of the result because it shows the quality of our ships and the high standards of our discerning clients. We are also delighted because it demonstrates the success of our new ‘General Inspection’ (GI) survey scheme which we implemented in April 2017 with the support of our clients. The General Inspections are similar to an expanded Port State Control (PSC) inspection which allows our surveyors more freedom to examine potential problem areas before they reach PSC. Our detailed GI Reports then provide the operator with the information they need to address these problems before they become PSC deficiencies. We are delighted to be the first out of 27 participating maritime administrations from European to North American coastal States.'


'The Isle of Man Ship Registry wishes to place on record our thanks to all our partners who have contributed to our success. This includes our global client base, our recognised organisations, and the Red Ensign Group.’



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