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A modern ship registry for today’s ship owners.

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About Niue Ship Registry (NSR)

The Merchant Shipping (Registration of Foreign Vessels) Act 2012 was enacted by the Government of Niue to allow vessels under foreign ownership to fly the Niue flag.

We pride ourselves as a new ship registry that is updated with today’s shipping requirements. Our ship owners and operators can experience a simplified registration process that is flexible and easy to understand, which means cost savings for owner, safer ships for the lives on board and cleaner oceans for our future generations.

Our team of over 20 working professionals with extensive experience in the maritime industry, ensures timely and practical advice on conventions and legislative requirements are provided to our clients.

It is our aim for a quality fleet to fly the Niue flag world wide and we welcome all ship owners to talk to us and experience a refreshingly streamlined approach to ship registration.

To check manning requirement

To check for vessel name availablity

About Niue Island

Niue is a Pacific Island paradise like no other, one of the smallest countries, and one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth.

Located 2400km north east of New Zealand in the centre of a triangle of Polynesian islands made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, Niue is 11 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and is a place where it’s normal for complete strangers to wave at each other, all the time. It’s a place where nature hasn’t been broken… and things are 'the way they used to be’

Come explore and enjoy our beautiful little island:


The Niue Ship Registry (NSR) maintains our highest commitment to our Ship Owners, Operators and Managers

24/7 Support

Our experienced staff is always ready to provide support to the ship owners and managers whenever necessary.

No Bureaucratic Paperwork

Simple, Straight forward processes. At NSR, our cutting-edge processes allows ship owners and managers to easily register with us.

No Restriction on
Ownership Nationality

At NSR, there are no restriction on the nationality of the owner.

No Restriction on
Crew Nationality

At NSR, there are no restriction on the nationality of the crews.

No income or
capital gains tax

At NSR, there are no income or capital gains tax needed to be paid.

Personalised service to meet ship operator needs

At NSR, we tailor our services to ensure the satisfaction of owners and managers.

Download our Brochure

Check out the online brochure for more information about Niue Ship Registry

IMO Conventions

Niue is a party to the following IMO Conventions:

  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended
  • Protocol of 1988 relating to SOLAS 1974
  • International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
  • Protocol of 1988 relating to LOAD LINES 1966
  • International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969
  • Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG), 1972
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended
  • International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), 1979
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), 1973
  • Protocol of 1978 relating to MARPOL 1973
  • Protocol of 1997 relating to MARPOL 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 Relating Thereto
  • Protocol of 1992 relating to CLC 1969
  • Protocol of 1992 relating to FUND 1971
  • Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC), 1976
  • Protocol of 1996 relating to LLMC 1976
  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA), 1988
  • 1988 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf
  • International Convention on Salvage, 1989
  • International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001
  • International Convention on the Control of harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on ships, 2001
  • International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
  • Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

Recognised Organisations

The following Classification Societies has been authorised as Recognised Organisations (RO) to carry out statutory surveys/audits, plan approvals, and issue international convention certificates for and on behalf of the Niue Ship Registry:

  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • China Classification Society (CCS)
  • DNV (DNV)
  • Indian Register of Shipping (IRCLASS)
  • International Ship Classification (ISC)
  • Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
  • Lloyds Register (LR)
  • Polish Register of Shipping (PRS)
  • RINA Services S.p.A. (RINA)
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
  • Turk Loydu (TL)

Organisation not listed above may contact NSR to apply for case-to-case authorisation subject to approval.”

Flag State Inspection

Today’s maritime conventions and regulations have changed tremendously for the ship operator. Within the last decade, new conventions and requirements (such as ISM Code, ISPS Code, Bunker Convention, LRIT etc) have come into force, and more will be expected (MLC 2006, BWS, etc) to ensure ships meet certain standards for the safety of lives on board and to protect the marine environment.

We believe safety of lives on board is paramount, and so is ensuring the marine environment is kept clean for our future generations. We also understand that sometimes ship owners need assistance to ensure they do not overlook any compliance issues that may cause a vessel to be detained, incurring substantial loss of earnings for the ship operator.

For this reason, the Registry has embarked on a flag state inspection scheme to help ensure a vessel flying the Niue flag complies with the necessary regulations. Flag State Inspections are conducted on annual basis by NSR appointed surveyors to ensure vessel’s general conditions and documentation complies with the IMO regulations and requirements, thereby, reducing the chance for detention and risk of lives on board.

Contact Us

10 Anson Road #25-15
International Plaza, Singapore 079903

+65 6226 2001

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