The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has once again been recognised across all the major international Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on Port State Control, demonstrating the flag’s commitment to quality and its excellent ship safety and pollution prevention record, according to a press release from the registry on Monday.

The flag’s outstanding Port State Control Record has ensured it maintains White List, low-risk status on the Paris MOU, which encompasses the waters of the European coastal states as well as the North Atlantic basin, and on the Tokyo MOU which comprises the waters of the Asia–Pacific region for the 15th and 11th consecutive year respectively, the release stated.

The main objectives of the memoranda are to establish an effective port state control regime in the respective regions through the cooperation of its members, harmonising of the members’ activities and eliminating sub-standard shipping. It deals mainly with promoting maritime safety and security, protecting the marine environment through the prevention of pollution by ships, and safeguarding seafarers’ living and working conditions onboard ships.

Each flag state is rated on the performance of the ships flying its flag during Port State Control Inspections. Being on the ‘White List’ means that Cayman-flagged vessels have received one of the lowest detention ratios. For vessel owners, this means fewer delays while in port at any of the member authorities. “It also brings confidence and security to both the owners of Cayman Islands vessels, and the seafarers who serve on them,” the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry said…


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