About the Red Ensign
The Red Ensign Group is comprised of the United Kingdom, Crown
Dependencies (Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) and 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. These
registers are divided into two categories:
Category 1 - register ships of unlimited
tonnage and type.
Category 2 - register commercial ships and
yachts of up to 150 gross registered tons (this limit can be
extended to 400GRT with an agreement in place with the UK); and
vessels which are not operated commercially of up to 400 GRT.