Ship owners, operators and managers who have the vessels registered under the flag of Tanzania or intend to make an application for a registration under the before mentioned flag should consider changing the flag of their vessels to another legal maritime international registry in order to avoid arrests of their vessels in different countries and their registration under the flag of Tanzania through pseudo-registrars operating allegedly on behalf of the Maritime Administration of Tanzania.
President John Magufuli announced that Tanzania temporarily closed its maritime registry to foreign vessels in response to a string of arrests involving Tanzanian-flagged vessels for drug and gun smuggling.
The President of Tanzania also ordered to investigate the case on the vessels being involved in criminal activity (more than 400 vessels).
Tanzanian Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan also announced that the government is suspending the registration of two vessels arrested for illicit activity and added that Tanzania will be pursuing action against the individuals who registered these ships. 
When choosing a registry one should pay attention to the main factors, such as:
• prompt response of the administration to the request;
• quality of service;
• convenient language for consultations;
• the terms of issuing and delivering documents;
• convenient geographical location of the official representative;
• the level of the international rating;
• political stability.
We will help you with the choice of the flag, provide fast and high-quality registration of your vessel and other services needed throughout the stay of the vessel in the Registry you chose.
When registering a vessel we not only conduct the procedure of registration but also give consultations on various issues (choice of jurisdiction, registration procedure, further annual extension, etc.).
To get a specially developed flag change quotation for vessels currently being under the flag of Tanzania please send a request to our e-mail address and noting the following data:
- IMO Number,
- Gross / Net Tonnage
- Navigation Area
- Classification Society,
- If the owner / name of the vessel is going to be changed.
More detailed information on registration can be found on the website, as well as on the websites of our partners,,
Tel.:      +38 (0552) 415304          
             +38 (0552) 415305
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