FAS, á Hillingatanga 2, 360 Sandavágur, Faroe Islands

Tel + 298 351 500 – After Hours On-Call + 298 333 198

Technical requirements

FAS is open to merchant cessels of 100 GT or more.

The follwing may not be registered:
Fishing vessels
Pleasure crafts
Cable barges
Floating containers

FAS only accepts classification societies that are members of IACS.

The requirements for registration of vessels that are 20 years of age or more are higher than those for vessels under 20 uears of age.

The shipowner must be a Faroese resident or legal entity. However, there are no restrictions on share captial which can be owned 100% by non-residents.


The Faroese Maritime Authority (FMA) is able to answer all questions regarding technical and manning issues.

There are qualified consultants resident in the Faroe Islands who will be able to assist with the FAS registration process. These consultants include auditors, lawyers, ship brokers, and technical experts. Please contact the FAS administration for more details or see this list.