Republic of the Marshall Islands Becomes No. 1 Flag for World’s Tanker Fleet
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry hit a significant milestone by attaining the status as the world’s largest tanker fleet. This status was achieved over the summer with additional tonnage joining the RMI Registry from markets in Greece, the United States (US), and Asia. The RMI flagged tanker fleet stands at 44.6 million gross tons (GT) or about 82.8 million DWT.
Overall, the RMI Registry now stands at 137.3 million GT (about 215 million DWT), with an average age of 8.7 years. The 3,937 vessels flying the RMI flag are afforded the excellent safety record of the flag that has been on the US Coast Guard’s Qualship 21 program for 12 consecutive years and continues its status on the White Lists of the Paris and Tokyo Memorandums of Understanding.