The Isle of Man Ship Registry have launched a consultation on proposed updates to our Regulations applying SOLAS Chapter 1. The draft Regulations can be viewed in our consultation paper.
SOLAS is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships and SOLAS Chapter 1 regulates the survey and certification of ships.
This is fundamentally a legislation project to replace existing Regulations with a new set of Regulations containing the latest survey and certification provisions of SOLAS Chapter 1. We do not anticipate any changes to how the Ship Registry operates with regards to the survey and certification of Isle of Man registered ships and these surveys are either delegated to a Recognised Organisation, or carried out by the Ship Registry using our own surveyors.