The Vanuatu international ship registry  is open to owners of any nationality. Vessels flying the Vanuatu flag receive friendly treatment in ports throughout the world. Vanuatu Maritime Services Limited (VMSL) is a privately held Vanuatu company operating under contract with the Vanuatu government as the maritime administrator. VMSL’s corporate office is headquartered in Port Vila, and VMSL-NY is the operational office. The website of VMSL can be found here