Port State Control
The Isle of Man flag is highly regarded by the world’s Port State Control Authorities and it is the intention of the Ship Registry that this position will be maintained. Should a ship be detained by Port State Control, the owner or manager is required to notify the Ship Registry immediately and the Ship Registry, if it considers that the detention is genuine, will send a surveyor to investigate the matter. The costs of this visit will be borne by the owner or manager. On the other hand, should the Ship Registry consider that the detention is unwarranted it will not visit and will take up the matter with the appropriate persons with a view to having the detention record removed. In order to assist in this, owners and managers are requested to provide full details of any detention immediately.