The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, a division of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, is on the White List in the 2015 annual Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for the 11th consecutive year.
The Paris MoU on Port State Control is an administrative agreement between 27 maritime authorities. It deals mainly with enforcement of safety of life at sea, prevention of pollution by ships, and living and working conditions on board ships.
Each Maritime Administration is rated on the performance of the ships flying its flag during Port State Control inspections. Those Maritime Administrations with the highest inspection-to-detention ratios are assigned the highest, or White List category, according to a press release.
The Cayman Islands is White Listed and also rated as “low risk” in all major international ports as per the Port State Control MoU (including the Paris and Tokyo MOUs), demonstrating an excellent ship safety and pollution prevention record.
The Cayman Islands also qualifies under the U.S. Coast Guard Qualship 21 Program, meaning considerably fewer Port State Control inspections by the USCG on Cayman-flagged vessels. Cayman is the leading member of the Red Ensign Group in the number of ships enrolled in the Qualship 21 Program.
Joel Walton, CEO of the Cayman Registry, said, “I would like to congratulate the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry’s staff, management and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands board members on their continued commitment and dedication in maintaining an outstanding safety and quality record for the Cayman flag.”