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UK Ship Register
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0) 23 8032 9197

Fax:  +44 (0) 23 8032 9447



United Kingdom

UK Ensign

The UK Ship Register is one of the best performing flags in the major Port State Control regimes, and has a reputation for maintaining the highest international standards.

We feel that the quality standards set by reputable sections of the shipping industry should not be compromised by sub-standard shipping and we believe that quality is non-negotiable. Working with our customers is our main objective to ensure that we achieve Safety through Partnership.

Some of the advantages of UK registration are:

The 'UK Flag' is one of the top performing flags on the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU 'white lists'

The UK is included on the US Coastguard's Qualship 21 initiative

Dedicated Customer Service- 24/7 assistance throughout and after registration

Registration costs amongst the lowest available with no annual renewal fees

UK Tonnage Tax incentive - alternative method of calculating corporation tax profits based on ship net tonnage

The UK has met the Paris MoU flag criteria for low risk ships so UK ships are rarely targeted for Port State Control inspections

International Port Facility and Security Code (ISPS) plan approvals and verification audits at no cost to owners and operators

An international reputation for expert advice and guidance with a proactive leading role at the IMO, EU and Quality Shipping Committees

MCA Quality Assurance offers certification to ISO 9001(2008) and ISO 14001(2004) standards with audits being taken in harmonisation with ISM & ISPS

Alternative Compliance Scheme - for eligible vessels, statutory surveys (except ISM, ISPS and MLC) are delegated to Classification Societies without a formal appointment

Further information on the MCA and the advantages of joining the UK Register can be found on the UK Ship Register website:

UK Ship Register Website


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