Ship Registrations Overview

The International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize (IMMARBE) is recognized as one of the world’s most modern shipping registries offering the international maritime community fast and efficient service, reasonable fees, and a high standard of safety.

Competitive Advantages of flying “the friendly flag”


Safety Standards

Belize is known for its high standard of safety and is signatory to numerous maritime safety conventions including: Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Tonnage Measurement of Ships, International Convention on Load Lines, Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, and International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

Cost Savings

Special regime in place for registration of vessels.


Vessels registered with IMMARBE are exempt from all forms of local income tax and stamp duties.