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IOMSR: First flag state to partner Eyesea ocean clean up initiative

Apr 28, 2021

The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) has become the first flag state to formally back the Eyesea initiative, the not for profit organization formed last year to map marine pollution.The move will see the IOMSR director Cameron Mitchell become an ambassador of Eyesea while the registry, which is home to 10,000 seafarers aboard more than 380 vessels, has become a member. Eyesea aims to tackle pollution of the seas by collecting data in a newly developed app and reporting incidents of oil spills…

Panama Updates its General Merchant Marine Law

May 12, 2023

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and Panama’s main maritime associations concluded the meetings for the revision of the General Merchant Marine Law, law 57 of August 6, 2008.A total of 188 articles were reviewed; 70 were modified; 10 were eliminated and more than 12 new articles were proposed…

Liberian Registry Hires Boyle as VP, Fleet Performance

Dec 12, 2022

The Liberian Registry announced that Commander Jason Boyle, United States Coast Guard-retired, has been hired as the Vice President of Fleet Performance of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) at Headquarters in Dulles…

World's Biggest Containership, Ever Alot, to fly the Panama Ship Registry Flag

Jul 08, 2022

The Panama Ship Registry has added Ever Alot to its fleet, touted as the world’s biggest container ship and the first to break the 24,004 TEU mark. Panama has 18 of the world’s 20 largest container ships in terms of TEUs.The vessel is mammoth at 400 x 61…

Marshall Islands Achieves QUALSHIP 21 Milestone

May 18, 2021

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was recognized for 17 consecutive years on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster, making it the only one of the world’s three largest registries to attain QUALSHIP 21 status. As…

Liberian Registry Introduces Online Services for Seafarers

Apr 08, 2021

The Liberian Registry has unveiled two new online platforms that aim to give seafarers easier access to apply for documents and credentials, and for taking Liberian license and upgrade examinations.  The first platform is designed to allow seafarers…

Kingdon Tapped to Rep Isle of Man Ship Registry in China

Jan 05, 2021

The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) has appointed Jonathan Kingdon as its first permanent representative in China.A well-known naval architect, experienced newbuilding project manager and Mandarin speaker, Kingdon has taken up the post from…

LISCR Expands Network in Untied States

Mar 05, 2020

The Liberian Registry is expanding its network of Regional Compliance Offices, located in the major ports of the United States. These offices, led by experienced Regional Compliance Managers, are located in Houston, New Orleans, Seattle, Jacksonville…

Carnival's Mardi Gras Flagged in Panama

Feb 03, 2020

Carnival bought their first cruise ship Mardi Gras in the 1970’s, nearly 50 years ago, and registered her under the Panama flag, now the new Mardi Gras will keep the tradition of flying the Panama flag.In a ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard…

DNV GL Awards AIP for SHI Cyber Secure Notation

Nov 11, 2019

The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has presented South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) with an Approval in Principle (AIP) for the Cyber Secure (Advanced+) notation.According to DNV GL…

Panama to Modernize Greek Ship Registry

Oct 29, 2019

A delegation of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) led by Panama’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority Noriel Arauz, visited Greece where it was received by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy Ioannis Plakiotakis…

Liberian Registry Opens Japan Office

Oct 10, 2019

The Liberian Registry opened a full-service office in Imabari, Japan, as part of the continued expansion of its presence in Asia.Led by Eiji Okazaki, President of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) Japan, the Imabari…

Denmark Launches Digital Shipping Register

Jul 09, 2019

Denmark will have a digital register of shipping by 2020 that will lower costs for business communities and provide easier access to data, announced the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA).DMA will now start developing the new digital Danish Register of Shipping…

Shipping Firms Drop UK Flag as Brexit Looms

Jul 02, 2019

Companies are leaving Britain's shipping registry due to uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and future commercial arrangements with the bloc, industry officials say.All commercial ships have to be registered, or flagged…

New CEO for Cook Islands Registry

Jul 01, 2019

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI) has appointed Angelos Chatzigeorgiou to succeed Glenn Armstrong as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from July 1, 2019.Glenn, who has led the registry since 2006, has stepped down and will join the registry’s Board of Directors…

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