Cayman Maritime in July hosted a
seminar for Caribbean port state control officers at its headquarters in
Port state control inspections of
incoming ships are conducted by maritime authorities around the world to ensure
that both the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the
requirements of international regulations and that the ship is manned and
operated in compliance with those rules.
The second Annual Caribbean
Memorandum of Understanding Port State Control Seminar from 13 – 15 July was
attended by delegates from Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados,
Belize, Canada, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles, the
Netherlands, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US, the parent
organisation of the Cayman Registry said in a press release.
The chairman of the CMOU Port State
Control Committee, Dwight Gardiner from Antigua and Barbuda, noted that “The
Caymanian administration has once again set a very high standard for seminars
and meetings, as was experienced by those of us who attended last year’s
The seminar was an interactive
event and the CMOU secretariat arranged for contributions from international
speakers, including Transport Canada’s Cipriano Gomez, as well as Sjaak Bot and
Tio Devaney, both of Lloyd’s Register North America.
An unusual feature of this year’s
seminar was an actual training inspection carried out on board a Carnival
Cruise ship in the George Town harbour during the second day of the meeting.
The inspection was arranged by Lloyd’s Register North America.
The Bahamas has confirmed that it
will host the next CMOU Port State Control Seminar in January 2011.