International Ship´s Register, S.L., is the more competitive Ships Register of

Flags of Convenience (F.O.C.) in Spain.


I.S.R. is a Company of Marine Consultants & Surveyors specialising in the Ships Registrations,

Ship Surveys & Certification, Marine Management & Technical Consulting, Auditions of

I.S.M. and I.S.P.S., and Vetting Inspections.


I.S.R. is a Recognized Organization established in 1996.




I.S.R. is the Filing Agent, in Spain and The Canary Islands of the Registry of the Republic of Liberia and the

Registry of the Republic of The Marshall Islands.





I.S.R. is the Special Agent, Commission Agent and Safety Inspectors of the Republic of Vanuatu,

in Spain and the Canary Islands.





I.S.R. is the Nautical & Safety Inspectors and Marine Incidents Investigator of the Republic of Barbados,

in Spain and the Canary Islands





I.S.R. is the appointed designated Office of the Ship Registration Agent in Spain, of the Tuvalu Registry.



I.S.R. is the appointing designate Office in Spain of the Ship Registration of the Republic of Moldova.




I.S.R. is the appointed designate Agents & Inspectors in Spain and the Canary Islands of several
Classification Societies, approved by the Registries that we represent, which was facility the Registration
 and Classification more fast,  efficient and inexpensive








We provide Ships Registration in the majority of the F.O.C., with simple process,

fast and efficient because of private sector business holding.

                Today, more than half of the world’s merchant ships (measured by tonnage) are registered under  Flags of Convenience, formally referred to as "Open Registries".

               The reasons for choosing an open register are varied and include protection from taxes, the avoidance of national     regulations, labour wage scales or political boycotts. For example, the avoidance of the 50% duty the United States government charges on repairs performed on American-flagged ships in foreign ports.

               Globalization has significantly influenced the mechanics of world trade and has affected the owning and operating structures of merchant ships. Long gone are the days when most shipping companies had a single national shareholding and operating base and operated under a single flag. Ships are now more commonly owned by multinational Corporations though extensive private family-controlled shipping ventures still feature strongly. For all types of shipping it is common for different aspects of ship operation - for example, technical or crew management, chartering, marketing - to be located in different countries.


  • There is no restriction of Owners or Crew Nationality required.
  • Large Network also provided for the Surveyors on any Port through Recognized Organizations.
  • Registration Fees are cheap and competitive.
  • Less but essential paper working.
  • Annual taxes are low and some Flags there are no annual Taxes on first year of registration.
  • There are no hidden fees to be asked later, many of them also don´t require legal Fees for Lawyers, but some Flags requires as essential.
  • The benefits to set up offshore International Business Companies (I.B.C.) to save the taxes.
  • Mostly the Ships is Registered within 24 hours if all submitted documents are in order and verified from the respective Authorities.
  • Mostly Shipping Consultant offers one stop service for Registration, Classification, Radio accounting, Dry Docking even Ship sale and purchases.
  • The greatest benefit for Ship Owner for the services are open 24 hours a day, 7  days a week, 365 days a year, and on-line basis however on National Flags they have to face shut down on holidays even Ship is detain or abandon.


We provide the facilities to register the ships on any one of below mentioned

F.O.C. on competitive quotations through our reliable sources.


Tuvalu, Canary Islands (Spanish 2nd. Registry), Liberia, Marshall Islands,

Barbados, Vanuatu, Panama, Honduras, Belice, Cambodia, Bolivia,

St.Vincent & Granadines, Comoros, Dominica, Kiribati, Mongolia,

Nigeria, Togo, Tanzania and Sierra Leone.




Registry in The Canary Islands ( Spain) Flag.


The Ships Registry of The Canary Islands is the 2nd.  Registry of Spain, with the advantage

 of the F.O.C. and to operate under a European Union Flag with the following benefits:


  • No restriction of Owners and Ship Managers.
  • Exemption of 90% of Company Tax.
  • Acceptable all Merchant Ships, including Passenger Ships, over 100 GT.
  • Acceptable ships in Ocean Going traffic and ships in coastal traffic in European Union.
  •  Crew: 50% Members of a Country of E.U., the other 50% of any Nationality.


        To Registry Ships in the Canary Islands, under Spanish Flag, is necessary to establish an International


              Business Company (I.B.C.) in the Canary Islands. We establish the I.B.C. in Canary Islands to facility

                                        the communication and legal operations with the Authorities at low costs. 


         An Company/Owner interested in formalize a Registry in F.O.C., must submit, well in advance a written formal

                                                                                      request by e-mail or fax to:

                                  INTERNATIONAL SHIPS REGISTER, S.L.

                                                                              Avda. Profesor Peraza Ayala, 11-1º-3

                                                                              38001-S/C. de Tenerife, Spain

                                                                              Tel. +34 922 270616

                                                                                      +34 609 930983

                                                                              Fax +34 922 270616





    AUDITS OF I.S.M. & I.S.P.S.


                  ISR Auditors can conduct ISM / ISPS internal Audits on vessels or at Company Offices.

                 We can assist the DPA / CSO with Audits, or carry them out alone to the Company’s requirements.

                  In addition ISR Auditors can conduct internal Audits on the DPA / CSO department, an area which is often

                  difficult to Audit as the respective Codes require to Auditor to be independent of the area under Audit.

                  As Class Surveyors we have carry out numerous external Audits on vessels and Company offices.

                  Our experience in external Audits allows us to identify areas in the SMS or SSP which are liable to be

                   picked up by external Auditors.

                   It as become clear that if a Company can identify problems during their internal Audits and deal with

                   them in their own time, then the external Audits become less problematic and less prone to time-constrained

                   solutions imposed by external auditing authority, thus saving time and money.


                        Services offered:

              We have extensive knowledge and understanding of the standards and vast experience implementing Safety,

                  Quality, Environment and Security Management Systems. With these credentials, we can confidently state

                   that an ISR Auditor can, accurately evaluate the status of implementation and effectiveness of any system

               On completion of the Audit we ensure that a well-documented and fully confidential report is submitted

                  to the management, indicating:


    • List of deficiencies found and designation of same in accordance with Class standards.
    • List of strengths and weaknesses of the SMS / SSP implementation.
    • Analysis of the corrective actions to be taken.
    • List of priorities to be set in order to improve the effectiveness of the corrective actions.


                 Standards / Code of practice:

            The following standards or code of practice are taken into consideration:

    • List of deficiencies found and designation of same in accordance with Class standards.
    • List of strengths and weaknesses of the SMS / SSP implementation.
    • ISM Code: International Safety Management Code issued by IMO.
    • OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
    • ILO 2001 Guidelines for Occupational Health and safety Systems.
    • ISO 14001: Environmental Management System.
    • ISO 9001: Quality Management System.
    • TMSA: Tanker Management and Self Assessment.
    • ISPS Code: International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.



            The benefits of our services are the following:

      • All services are fully tailored to each client specific requirements.
      • We provide the expertise to ensure proper project management.
      • We provide a substantial service range to ensure client satisfaction.

      Service is full confidential at all times.  






      It is Companies policy to employ only vessels which have been screened for compliance with all applicable International Regulations and within the minimum standards described in the Vetting Rules & Procedures. This policy is applicable to vessels tendered for chartering by Oil/Gas/Chemicals Companies, vessels transporting dangerous cargoes, and also to vessels visiting terminals owned or operated by the Company.

               The vetting process consists of two steps:

               1.- Initial screen called "Preliminary Evaluation” or "Prevetting”.

               2.- If the vessel succeeds in passing the Prevetting, she will be acceptable just for one 

                   voyage and we will carry out a physical inspection.


       The physical inspection will follow OCIMF guidelines. No more than one simultaneous physical inspection is authorised.

       The inspection covers 16 sections listed below:



      1 Certificates, Documentation and Information 1 & 2

      2 Crew and Level of Certificates 3

      3 Management of the Safety Equipment 5

      4 Prevention of Pollution 6

      5 Life-saving Equipment 5

      6 Fire fighting Equipment 5

      7 Load/Ballast System 8

      8 Inert Gas System 9

      9 Cow/Gas/Chemical 9,15,16 & 17

      10 Mooring Equipment 10

      11 Bridges and Procedures Equipment 4

      12 Radio and GMSSD Equipment 11

      13 Machine Room and Steam Steering Apparatus 12

      14 Load Lines 7

      15 General Appearance 13

      16 Operating Level

      Once the inspection has been completed, the Vetting Inspector will provide a copy of resulting report to vessel’s Master, and will review defects and recommendations.










      Avda. Profesor Peraza Ayala, 11 – 1º - 3

      Edificio LAS CUMBRES, Portal "B”

      38001 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife

      The Canary Islands – SPAIN

       Phone: +34 922 270616

                                                                                                          +34 609 930983

                                                                                            Fax: +34 922 270616