This summer has started with an unusual amount of applications for registration in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS).

- Many of the new registrations are changes of flag from foreign registers. Several newbuildings are also being delivered for registration under the Norwegian flag. A very pleasant development, states registrar and Head of Department of the Norwegian Ship Registers,  Mrs. Anita Malmedal.

Spring and summer is also peak season for buying and selling of recreational craft. Overall, this has led to quite an increase in the activity. The result is, unfortunately, that return of registered documents take a bit longer than unusual. The Norwegian Maritime Authority apologizes for this inconvenience.

If you are wondering if your case or document has been registered, please use our free shipsearch to find the status of your vessel.