The Republic of Palau is an island nation associated with the United States in the Philippine Pacific Sea, 800 km east of the Philippines and north of Indonesia. Consists of 328 islands with a total area of 458 km², belongs to Micronesia.

The capital of the country is Ngerulmud (Melekeok state). Largest city – Koror

Palau is a presidential republic with a Compact of Free Association with the United States of America.

COFA is a treaty that defines the entry of three sovereign states, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau, into free association with the United States.

Palau is an archipelago of many (over 250) islands. The climate is tropical, the rainy season is from May to November.

The coastal waters are home to 1,500 species of tropical fish, many rare mammals. Also, according to ecologists, 130 species of sharks live off the coast of Palau from among those that are threatened with extinction. Palau has been declared an underwater wonder of the world by the International Committee of Marine Biologists and Conservationists. Palau's tropical gardens and forests are home to orchids and an array of exotic flowers, as well as about 50 bird species. The island has Lake Medusa, which is home to millions of jellyfish that do not know how to sting at all.

The basis of Palau's economy is tourism, fishing, arts and crafts. Coconut and tapioca are cultivated in agriculture.

Export goods - fish and seafood, ships and boats. Import - oil products, passenger and cargo ships, other engineering products, fish and other food products, medicines.

The official languages are Palau and English. The monetary unit is the US dollar.


Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is designated by the Government of the Republic of Palau and serves as the Maritime Administration based on Chapter 7 of the National Code of the Republic of Palau (2010).

Carries out the registration of ships and certification of seafarers in order to ensure the safety of life at sea and the protection of the marine environment, the activities are aimed at improving and simplifying the registration procedures, designed to reduce the amount of documentation required to provide. Registry staff have extensive experience in international ship registration, documentation and qualifications of seafarers, compliance with international rules and legal requirements, provide a complete, fast and reliable registration process while meeting the highest customer-oriented standards, backed by the latest technology.


The official representative office in Ukraine was appointed by Palau Maritime Administration in order to provide the highest quality and fastest possible services for the registration of ships and yachts under the Palau flag, as well as to ensure the issuance of originals of registration certificates and other necessary documents on the day of registration. The Representative Office of the International Ship Registry in Ukraine has full authority to issue Endorsements of Diplomas (COE) for officers and engineers on board a ship flying the flag of the Republic of Palau in accordance with the International Convention on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers (STCW Convention) 1978 / 95 with the Manila amendments.
The Palau International Ship Registry Office in Ukraine is authorized to issue original bunker certificates (BCC 2001) in accordance with the International Convention on Civil Liability for Damage from Bunker Fuel Pollution 2001, certificates of civil liability (CLC 1992) in accordance with the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992, as well as certificates of responsibility (WRC 2007) according to the Nairobi International Convention on the disposal of sunken ships, 2007.