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. Please visit our links page to see learn more about our worldwide operations and some of our approved associates.