Marshalls expands ship registry

12:08 pm on 7 October 2015

The Marshall Islands ship registering business has expanded to open a 27th branch in the Philippines.

The Marshalls registry is one of the main providers of a flag of convenience.

The International Registries, which provides administrative and technical support to the Marshalls, says opening an office in Manila is a natural fit for the registry.

It says this is because more than 35 percent of seafarers serving on RMI-flagged vessels hail from the Philippines.

The new office is staffed by four personnel and will be headed by Leo Bolivar.

The opening of the new office is viewed as a strategic move in facilitating documentation needs of operators in the area.

Marshall Islands registered ship

Marshall Islands registered ship Photo: Walter Zweifel