A modern ship registry for today’s ship owners.
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.
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: www.niueisland.com
Our experienced staff is always ready to provide support to the ship owners and managers whenever necessary.
Simple, Straight forward processes. At NSR, our cutting-edge processes allows ship owners and managers to easily register with us.
At NSR, there are no restriction on the nationality of the owner.
At NSR, there are no restriction on the nationality of the crews.
At NSR, there are no income or capital gains tax needed to be paid.
At NSR, we tailor our services to ensure the satisfaction of owners and managers.
Niue is a party to the following IMO Conventions:
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:
Organisation not listed above may contact NSR to apply for case-to-case authorisation subject to approval.”
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.