About IMMARBE: The Friendly Flag of Quality


IMMARBE is an entity structured under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and functions as the maritime administration of Belize. On behalf of the Government of Belize, IMMARBE is charged with the delivery of the range of responsibilities and services associated with a maritime flag administration. IMMARBE is governed under the auspices of the Merchant Ships (Registration) Act 2010. The management of the IMMARBE fleet is also done in compliance with the various applicable international legislative regulations, conventions and standards.

Belize became a member state of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1990. This organization has adapted highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships. Belize has been included on the IMO White List based on full and complete compliance with the STCW 95. The audit of Belize under the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS) was undertaken from October 7 to 14, 2013. VIMSAS creates a basis to assess the degree to which a Member State (Flag, Port and Coastal) complies with its obligations set out in the various IMO instruments made mandatory by the ratification by the State. The audit report concluded that Belize substantially meets its obligations in respect of the mandatory IMO instruments. The Registry has attained ISO 9001:2008 Certification by AQA Mexico, S.C. Orion Registrar Inc. because the ISO standards constitute an important component to the operations of registry

IMMARBE offers excellent standard of services and operation to our clients within the maritime industry. Our strategy is the effective and efficient provision of all our registry’s services while focusing on the continued maintenance of the quality of our fleet by ensuring that the fleet are in compliance of all maritime legislation. Policy rule concerning age limitations, increase presence of safety inspectors, intense monitoring campaigns to ensure detention ratios, constant auditing on Recognized Organizations (RO) and ships operators are best business practices that have been implemented to guarantee that we operate a quality and reputable open registry.