All fishing vessels, irrespective of size, registered in the Isle of Man are surveyed by the Ship Registry.
Fishing vessels are surveyed against the following Codes for compliance:
Please contact email@example.com or call the Duty Principal Surveyor on +44 (0)1624 688500 to arrange all surveys or to seek advice on requirements.
New Fishing Vessels
All fishing vessels new to the Isle of Man Ship Register must be surveyed prior to registration. It is a requirement that all new vessels are surveyed prior to the allocation of any grants or licences by DAFF. This applies even if the vessel is not on the Isle of Man. Fees and off island travel expenses for this survey are charged to the buyer of the vessel and are required in advance of survey.
All fishing vessels are issued with a Fishing Vessel Certificate valid 5 years. This requires an ‘Intermediate Survey’ between 2nd & 3rd year of validity, and a ‘Renewal Survey’ at 5 years. It is the responsibility of the owner to arrange all surveys. Should the intermediate survey not be done within the time window or the certificate expires, the vessel should not proceed to sea.
Proposed structural modifications or modifications to the fishing gear of any fishing vessel, especially those which might affect stability, should be submitted for review and agreement by the Isle of Man Ship Registry, prior to commencement of work. Reviews will be conducted swiftly and free of charge.