San Marino and Italy sign Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Security


In the context of the bilateral meeting between the Republic of San Marino and Italy ‘Navigando verso l’Europa’ (Navigating toward Europe) on May 9th, 2024, representatives of the two maritime administrations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the exchange of information on matters relating to maritime security.

The Memorandum was signed by San Marino Maritime Navigation Authority Director General Eng. Marco Conti (pictured, right), and Admiral Nicola Carlone (left), General Commander of the Italian Coast Guard. During the ceremony in San Marino, Admiral Carlone has received an Honour by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Luca Beccari at the presence of Secretary of State for Finances and Budget Marco Gatti and representatives of the San Marino Maritime Administration and Shipping Registry.

“International cooperation is fundamental in all matters relating to maritime security,” said Admiral Emanuele De Rosa – Maritime Advisor San Marino Ship Register. “I am proud that the hard work we have put into this project is now starting to yield positive results, and I’m sure San Marino’s security network will grow even further in the future”.

The Republic of San Marino has been a member of the IMO since 2002 and has ratified all major maritime international conventions. In 2021, San Marino Ship Register has stepped into an active role in the maritime sector, launching the registration of pleasure and commercial vessels to an international audience.

The Registry says that it operates by the highest standards of compliance with national and international regulations for the safety of navigation. Moreover, registration in San Marino offers advantageous taxation regimes and competitive pricing tailored to different target customers.