UK Ship Register's philosophy


Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation globally, driving progress towards safer lives, safer ships, and cleaner seas. This vision is underpinned by our four key values of safety, professionalism, trust, and respect. 


We believe that our customers should be at the heart of everything we do. You provide us with the opportunity to work collaboratively, enabling a positive impact on lives and ships being safer at sea, as well as a cleaner, more sustainable ocean, which we both rely heavily on. 

UK Ship Register Services

Our aim is to provide our customers with the best possible service experience that is designed around 24/7/365 shipping around the globe.

  • Fully digital ship registration and integrated services.
  • 24/7 Registration support
  • International Surveys
  • 24/7 Technical support
  • E- Certification as standard
  • International policy consultation
  • Seafarer Training & Certification
  • Seafarer Welfare Guidance
  • Access to UK Government Maritime Security Team
  • International diplomacy support
  • International representation at IMO
  • Crisis response & support
  • Offices in the UK

KSR World Performance

Join one of the best performing international Flags.  UK registered ships are not targeted by Port State Control regimes in the world's major trading areas, you will benefit from:

Survey & Inspection

Take advantage of our dedicated team of world-renowned UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency surveyors or enjoy the flexibility of being able to delegate to Class.

Fees and Tax

There’s the flexibility of pay as you go or pre-packaged fees, offering predictable business planning for shipping companies, with no hidden annual taxes or fees.

  • One of lowest registration fees for an International Register
  • Access to highly competitive UK Tonnage Tax scheme
  • Favourable port fees with China
  • Access to SmaRT (plus) funding for UK cadet training

Seafarer Services

We look after seafarer welfare, training and certification so you can benefit from the best talent in the industry, employing seafarers from across the world.

  • World Class seafarer training
  • Certificates of Competency accepted from 52 other maritime administrations
  • World leading seafarer welfare research and advice
  • No requirement to employ UK Seafarers