The Vanuatu international ship registry is open to owners of any nationality. Vessels flying the Vanuatu flag receive friendly treatment in ports throughout the world.
Vanuatu Maritime Services Limited is a privately held Vanuatu company operating under contract with the Vanuatu government as the maritime administrator.
VMSL's corporate office is headquartered in Port Vila, but VMSL-NY is the operational office.
VMSL operates the central registry office and handles all the details of vessel registration, mortgage recordation, seafarer documentation and all matters relating to safety and proper vessel inspection.
VMSL is concerned with maintaining high standards of safety for its fleet and to this end, Vanuatu has adopted all appropriate IMO Conventions.
VMSL’s goal is to provide quality service at low cost. We utilize the services and expertise of the IACS classification societies and respected surveyors.
The information on this website is provided for the sole use of selected clients of VMS Ltd. While every care has been taken in preparation, no warranty is given as to the correctness of the information conteined herein and no liablility is accepted by VMS Ltd. for any statement, opinion, error or omission. The distribution of ths is on behalf of the Republic of Vanuatu, and additional information is on file with the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.