IoM Ship Registry to Attend 2018 Red Ensign Group Conference

The Isle of Man Ship Registry will be attending this year’s Red Ensign Group Conference which will take place in Guernsey from the 12th -15th June, 2018.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the REG Conference, an annual gathering of the British ship registers which meets together with representatives from the UK Government in a different territory each year on a rolling basis.

The conference is a great opportunity for detailed face-to-face discussion of a wide variety of matters of shared interest to share best practice and to discuss ways in which the performance of the British register can be optimised in the international arena, both in terms of commercial success and in setting exemplary standards in meeting our international maritime obligations. Furthermore it is a great way for the registers to get to know each other which helps them work together in driving the success of the total British registered tonnage, which at over 50 million gross registered tons is one of the world’s larger registers with a real part to play at IMO and in influencing international maritime matters.

This year’s conference will undoubtedly focus on the group’s ability to meet the requirements of the IMO Instruments Implementation Code (IIIC) and some of the challenges of forthcoming requirements ahead of its IMO audit in the next couple of years.

Dick Welsh, Director of Isle of Man Ship Registry, Cameron Mitchell, Deputy Director of Isle of Man Ship Registry and Sarah Lisy, Registrar, will represent the Isle of Man Ship Registry at this year’s Conference.

To find out more about the conference, click here.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with the Isle of Man Ship Registry at the REG Conference, please contact