Registro Internacional Boliviano de Buques (RIBB), is a Technical Agency dependent of the Defense Ministry that seeks the Fluvial, Lake and Maritime Navigation Policy of the country since 1975 (DL. No. 12684), consequent with its Exterior Policy to exert its right of use of the sea and its maritime condition in all the world seas, pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in its Articles 91 and 94, signed in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on December 10th of 1982, subscribed by Bolivia on November 27th of 1984 and ratified by Law of the Republic No. 1570 of July 12th 1994.

Therefore, according to a State Policy, the country decides to maintain a "OPEN" Vessel Registry, within a national strategy

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Bolivia is a Flag State whose functions are supported by Articles 87, 90, 91 and 94 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

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I. Bolivia declares its inalienable and indefeasible right to the territory that gives access to the Pacific Ocean and sea space.
Article 267. State Constitution

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RIBB performs the role of Flag State on behalf of Bolivia in the maritime area and the waterway Paraguay - Parana

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"Perform the Registration of inscription of Vessels and naval artifacts, maritime privileges, naval mortgages and preventive embargoes, as well as the Endorsement of the crew certificates, in maritime waters and international rivers; in conditions that guarantee a safe navigation and the protection of aquatic media; that allows Bolivia to maintain the maritime nation condition"

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"Establish a Registry with quality certification and international Recognition that allows the presence of the bolivian flag in maritime waters and international rivers".

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QUALITY ISO 9001:2015

We offer services based on our Quality Management System that has been certified under the ISO 9001:2015 to ensure effectiveness and eficiency at the time of provide a service


RIBB is a Specialized Technical Agency of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, that performs the role of a Flag State, keeping alive our maritime condition before the International Community, in compliance with national and international standards, controlling our fleet and its technical standards to ensure safe navigation, based on agile processes and competitive costs with a commitment to the continual improvement supported by competent human talent and ongoing staff training