STCW "White List" Seafarers Training, Licensing and Certification.
Do not require the use of lawyers as intermediaries for registration and as such there are no lawyer / agent fees that apply unless owner chooses to use an agent. All application for any certificate or document can be made directly to the registry via the owner or the owner's appointed manager.
There is no restriction on the nationality of officers or crew. Crew certifications from IMO “White Listed” countries are recognized.