OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SHIP & YACHT REGISTRIES

Falkland Islands

Shipowner Eligibility 

The Register is ordinarily restricted to merchant vessels not exceeding a gross tonnage of 150, fishing vessels and small ships whose owners or charterers have a connection with the Falkland Islands and except in the case of the latter, all applications to register require the approval of the Governor

About the Flag

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles (290 mi; 460 km) from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago consists of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland. It is an internally self-governing British Overseas Territory, with the United Kingdom responsible for defence and foreign affairs.

Company Formation

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Taxation

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Registration and Documentation

The Register is ordinarily restricted to merchant vessels not exceeding a gross tonnage of 150, fishing vessels and small ships whose owners or charterers have a connection with the Falkland Islands and except in the case of the latter, all applications to register require the approval of the Governor.

Bareboat Charter Registration

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Vessel and Yacht Eligibility & Survey Requirements

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Crewing

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Mortgages

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Fees

The Registrar of Ships
Customs and Immigration Department
Byron House
3 "H" Jones Road
Stanley
Falkland Islands
Tel: (500) 27340
Fax: (500) 27342
Email: admin@customs.gov.fk
Malcolm Jamieson
Marine Officer
Falkland Islands Government
MJamieson@fisheries.gov.fk

Contact

FOR ALL SOUTHBOUND CARGO ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL US ON +44 1279 461630
Email
Keith Brackenborough: export@fihplc.com
Tim Hobbs: tim.hobbs@fihplc.com
Postal Address
Falkland Island Shipping Ltd
Kenburgh Court
131-137 South Street
Bishops Stortford
Herts
CM23 3HX
Tel +44 1279 461630
Fax +44 1279 461631
AMG North Weald Ltd
No. 3 Building
North Weald Airfield
North Weald
Epping
Essex
CM16 6AA
Contact: Keith Davis
Email: keithdavis@amgnorthweald.com
Tel +44 1992 523 291
Fax +44 1992 523 414

FOR ALL NORTHBOUND CARGO ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL US ON +500 27629
Email
Jimmy Forster: fi.shipping@fic.co.fk
FIC office: stanleyoffice@falklandislandshipping.com
Postal Address
Falkland Island Shipping Ltd
Crozier Place
Stanley
Falkland Islands
FIQQ1ZZ
Tel +500 27629
Fax +500 27601

Stockholm Agreement 96
IMO Convention 48
* IMO amendments 91 
* IMO amendments 93
SOLAS Convention 74
SOLAS Protocol 78
SOLAS Protocol 88
LOAD LINES Convention 66
LOAD LINES Protocol 88
TONNAGE Convention 69
COLREG  Convention 72
CSC Convention 72
CSC amendments 93
SFV Protocol 93
STCW  Convention 78
STCW-F Convention 95
SAR  Convention 79
STP Agreement 71
STP Protocol 73
IMSO Convention 76
INMARSAT OA 76
INMARSAT amendments 94
INMARSAT amendments 98
IMSO amendments 2006
IMSO amendments 2008
FACILITATION Convention 65
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex I/II)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV)
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V)
MARPOL Protocol 97 (Annex VI)
London Convention 72
London Convention Protocol 96
INTERVENTION Convention 69
INTERVENTION Protocol 73
CLC Convention 69
CLC Protocol 76
CLC Protocol 92
FUND Convention 71
FUND Protocol 92
FUND Protocol 2003
NUCLEAR Convention 71
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III)
PAL Protocol 76
PAL Protocol 90
PAL Protocol 02
LLMC Convention 76
LLMC Protocol 96
SUA Convention 2005
SUA Protocol 2005
SALVAGE Convention 89
OPRC  Convention 90
HNS Convention 96
OPRC/HNS 2000
BUNKERS CONVENTION 01
ANTI FOULING 01
BALLASTWATER 2004
NAIROBI WRC 2007
HONG KONG CONVENTION
HNS PROT 2010
Cape Town Agreement 2012
SUA Convention 88
SUA Protocol 88

IMO Conventions

Status of Convent Falkland Islands (Member of the Red Ensign group)

IMO Convention 48 x
SOLAS Convention 74 x
SOLAS Protocol 78 x
SOLAS Protocol 88 x
SOLAS Agreement 96 x
LOAD LINES Convention 66 x
LOAD LINES Protocol 88 x
TONNAGE Convention 69 x
COLREG Convention 72 x
CSC Convention 72 x
CSC amendments 93
SFV Protocol 93
Cape Town Agreement 2012
STCW Convention 78 x
STCW-F Convention 95
SAR Convention 79 x
STP Agreement 71 x
Space STP Protocol 73 x
IMSO Convention 76 x
INMARSAT OA 76 x
IMSO amendments 2006
IMSO amendments 2008
FACILITATION Convention 65 x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex I/II) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV) x
MARPOL 73/78 (Annex V) x
MARPOL Protocol 97 (Annex VI) x
London Convention 72 x
London Convention Protocol 96 x
INTERVENTION Convention 69 x
INTERVENTION Protocol 73 x
CLC Convention 69 d
CLC Protocol 76 d
CLC Protocol 92 x
FUND Protocol 76 d
FUND Protocol 92 x
FUND Protocol 2003 x
NUCLEAR Convention 71
PAL Convention 74 d
PAL Protocol 76 d
PAL Protocol 90
PAL Protocol 02 x
LLMC Convention 76 d
LLMC Protocol 96 x
SUA Convention 88 x
SUA Protocol 88 x
SUA Convention 2005
SUA Protocol 2005
SALVAGE Convention 89 x
OPRC Convention 90 x
HNS Convention 96
HNS PROT 2010
OPRC/HNS 2000
BUNKERS CONVENTION 01 x
ANTI FOULING 2001 x
BALLASTWATER 2004
NAIROBI WRC 2007 x
HONG KONG CONVENTION

x= ratification
d=denunciation

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