International Registries, Inc. providing support to the Marshall Islands Maritime & Corporate Administrators


International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) maritime and corporate registries. IRI has been administering maritime and corporate registries since 1948. IRI takes great pride in its high level of customer service, economical pricing and extensive experience. The Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Registry (Registry) is fully committed to the safety and security of personnel ashore and afloat, the Registry’s vessels and the marine environment. IRI has an excellent reputation within the international business community and will continue to be at the forefront of vessel and corporate registration.

IRI is the world’s most experienced, privately-held maritime and corporate registry service provider, specializing in the needs of the shipping and financial services industries across a broad commercial and economic spectrum. Headquartered just outside of Washington, DC in Reston, Virginia USA, IRI operates 25 full-service offices in major shipping and financial centers around the world. A complete list of IRI's worldwide offices can be found here.


The Marshall Islands Maritime Registry program was initiated by the Government of the Marshall Islands in 1988. With the adoption of a new Maritime Act in 1990, the maritime laws of the Marshall Islands were aligned with the many changes in vessel registration, financing and licensing that had taken place in the shipping industry. The Maritime Registry is currently the third largest in the world. Vessel types include, but are not limited to, tankships, LNG/gas carriers, bulk carriers, offshore exploration and support vessels, container ships, passenger vessels and yachts. The Registry’s network of worldwide offices has the ability to register a vessel, record a mortgage, form a corporation and service clientele.


A flag State has certain rules and requirements for vessels that fly its flag, and also has the primary responsibility for ensuring that its vessels meet all established national and international requirements. Major requirements may include crew nationality, crew composition and ship building requirements, among others. The Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator provides comprehensive maritime expertise and administrative services which include:

• issuing certificates of registry
• issuing seafarers’ licensing and documentation
• issuing manning certificates
• conducting safety inspections
• utilizing recognized classification societies to monitor its vessels’ compliance with all international and 
  national standards

• providing technical assistance
• issuing radio station licenses
• providing investigative services
• providing information on maritime regulations and port activities

Rapid technological advancements and a growing concern for the world’s marine environment have resulted in ships being replaced and systems upgraded. At the same time, maritime accidents have led to stricter national and international regulations on shipping. This has further increased the demand for better trained crews and more sophisticated safety systems.


Thanks to its unparalleled customer service philosophy and excellent reputation as a leading maritime registry, the Marshall Islands Corporate Registry has become the jurisdiction of choice for business professionals around the world. In particular, the Registry is experiencing tremendous success as one of the leading jurisdictions for initial public offerings (IPOs) on major stock exchanges. A significant and growing number of Marshall Islands corporate entities are publicly traded on financial exchanges in New York and London. IRI has substantial experience in administering corporate programs. There are many unique advantages for the investor, shipowner and international business person that include a full range of services for forming a company, including both registrar and registered agent services. Each IRI office has the ability to incorporate a company, issue a certificate of good standing, register a vessel or yacht, record a mortgage and service clients. Due to its modern and responsive laws and customer service oriented philosophy, the Marshall Islands is the jurisdiction of choice for international shipping companies.


International Registries, Inc.
11495 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-1506
United States of America

Tel: +1 703 620 4880
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