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Ship Registry appointed by first Chinese shipowner

Cameron Mitchell

Manx flag to be carried on Transcenden Wisdom

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has been appointed by its first Chinese shipowner.

The Manx flag will be carried on the Transcenden Wisdom which is currently under construction at a shipyard in China.

The ship will register with the Island registry when it's delivered in August and will operate under the technical management of the Singapore office of Wilhelmsen Ship Management. 

Technical support in China will be supplied by the registry's new Shanghai office run by Jonathan Kingdon which opened in January.

Ship registry director Cameron Mitchell says: "We're really pleased to welcome the first Chinese ship ownership structure to the IOMSR fleet.

"We believe we have a very strong offering in the Chinese market as through our new Shanghai office we have experts on the ground who can visit shipyards for inspections and meet our key clients.

"China is the world's biggest maritime nation and forms a central part of our growth strategy."

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