IOMSR recognised as top performing flag in latest ICS performance table

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is delighted to be recognised as one of the world's top flag states by the International Chamber of Shipping in its respected annual Flag State Performance Table out this week.

IOMSR director Cameron Mitchell said the registry scored positively across all categories in the latest report.

"I am immensely proud of the IOMSR's team and all who have helped us deliver over the last year in areas we care about including seafarer welfare, safety and the environment," he said. "The ICS does an excellent job helping set standards in a complex global industry by producing this report. I would like to thank all those who help us maintain these high standards year in year out including the IOM Government, our network of class societies, the Red Ensign Group and Idwal."

The ICS Performance Table collects data on flag states against specific criteria, including Port State Control (PSC) records, ratification of international conventions and IMO meeting attendance.

The table is intended to encourage shipowners to examine whether a flag state has sufficient substance before using it. It is further designed to create dialogue between shipowners and their flag on safety, the environment and seafarer working conditions.