Menu Close

Ship Registry of Belize

The International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, commonly known by its acronym of IMMARBE, is a department within the Attorney General’s Ministry. The Registration of Merchant Ship Act of 1989 is the main instrument governing the activities relating to the enrollment of ships in the merchant fleet.

There are no requirements concerning local ownership or participation in ownership. The Registry of Belize is open to any type, class or size of vessel used for navigation that is engaged in any lawful trade, service or international maritime activity.

  • Registration of Vessels
  • Manning Requirements
  • Seafarer’s Identification Documents
  • The Inspection Program
  • Special Procedures