Red Ensign Group
Classification & Registration
The Red Ensign Group (REG) is a group of British Shipping Registers.
It is made up from the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) and the UK Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos Islands) which operate shipping registers from their jurisdiction.
Any vessel registered in the UK, a Crown Dependency or UK Overseas Territory, is a "British ship" and is entitled to fly the Red Ensign flag.
The REG Vision
To uphold and enhance the reputation of the Red Ensign by collectively promoting a large and diverse fleet without compromising quality.
The REG Strategy
We will ensure the successful development of the British fleet, in terms of quality and controlled growth, by promoting the Red Ensign brand through a collaborative working relationship, using the strengths of the partnership to our advantage.
The combined resource pool, and the talent within that pool, shall be utilised to full effect in order to achieve our vision by enhancing the quality and reputation of the British fleet.
While strength in size of fleet is a desired objective, we shall also ensure that the British fleet is synonymous with "quality shipping" by maintaining high technical, social, and administrative standards; as reflected in the REG Quality Objectives.
The influence of the group shall be used to full effect as we are stronger together than the sum of the parts. While recognising there may be some differences between EU Member State obligations and others, we will strive for consistent quality standards.
This is captured as "Strength and quality through collaboration"
REG gathers for Technical Forum
Red Ensign Group brings together expertise from across its members in Southampton from 7 to 8 March 2023…
Sessions from the red room at The Superyacht Forum
After Red Ensign Group’s session, Carlo Vinelli speaks about the evolution of the REG code…
Red Ensign Group issues statement on fraudulent COCs
REG clarifies its position on tickets issued by The Montserrat Yachting Association, after an investigation by The Superyacht Group…
Regulating mental health
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Red Ensign Group focuses on crew welfare
Looking more widely at the wellbeing of crew and an owner’s duty of care will be a priority for the REG in 2020…
Nobility of purpose
The drive to counteract the nefarious perception of the superyacht industry is a unanimous goal…
Red Ensign Group publishes guidance on Safe Return to Port
The REG has been at the forefront of developing the guidance because of its involvement with cruise-ship building…
Yacht codes: allowing alternative design
An explanation of the REG Code's two main tools that ensure safe superyacht construction alongside innovation…
Red Ensign Group - The Superyacht Forum
Yacht owners and builders will get the chance to tap into yachting expertise of the Red Ensign Group (REG) during The Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam this week. T…
Press Release 09 Nov 2018