IoM Flag reaches 1,000

The Isle of Man Ship Registry reached another milestone on the 28th January with the registration of an anchor handling supply vessel bringing the total number of Isle of Man registered vessels for the first time to 1,000.

The Ship Registry is now in its 25th year as an international ship register, but it has historically been in operation since 1786 serving the needs of local craft and operators.

The ship register now comprises the following types of vessels: Merchant Vessels 380; Commercial Yachts 72; Pleasure Yachts 364; Fishing Vessels 73; Small Ships 111; with a combined tonnage of 9.79 million gross registered tonnes. Each vessel carries the identity of the Isle of Man and the register provides economic benefit through the local professional services in administering many of the vessels through local companies.