Cayman retains Paris MOU standing

A press release from the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, states it was pleased to receive news earlier this week that the latter has retained its prestigious white list status on the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control.

‘Paris is surely one of the most significant MOUs internationally, and being on its ‘White List’ brings well-earned global recognition to the high standing of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry,’ said MACI CEO, A. Joel Walton.

The Paris MOU consists of 27 participating maritime Administrations and covers the waters of the European coastal States and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe. Its stated mission is the elimination of the operation of sub-standard ships through a harmonised system of Port State Control.

Paris MOU Participating Maritime Authorities include: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.

Cayman also recently attained the highly prestigious white list status on the Tokyo MOU, in recognition of the quality of the fleet on its Register, some 2,000+ vessels, ranging from yachts through bulk carriers and tankers. Established in 1903, when George Town was first recognised as a port of Registry by the United Kingdom, the historic Cayman Islands Shipping Registry today continues to carry on Cayman’s rich seafaring tradition around the globe.

The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has offices and or representation in nine geographic locations. In addition to the MACI George Town Head Office, these are: the European Regional Office, Southampton, U.K.; London, Ft. Lauderdale, Monaco, Athens, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. This global network of services ensures CISR’s ability to serve its valued international clientele on a 24/7 basis.

Additionally, MACI/CISR are signatories to agreements with various international classification societies delegated to enact on its behalf. These include: American Bureau of Shipping (U.S.); Det Norske Veritas (Norway); Bureau Veritas (Paris); Registro Italiano Navale (Italy); Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK, Japan); Germanisher Lloyd (Germany), and Lloyds Register (U.K.), all of which are members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

For more information regarding the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, please visit