Merchant

 

WHY REGISTER A VESSEL IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS?

  1. Committed to providing quality service

  2. Reputable – Industry recognition as a top-quality flag state

    1. Top rating on ICS Flagstate performance table

    2. USCG Qualship21

    3. Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU Low Risk/White listed

  3. Competitive fees:

    1. Low registration and annual tonnage fees

    2. Fixed annual fee for technical services, ship-certificates and other ship documents.

(Please contact Registration for a company specific quote)

Client-focused and highly responsive:

  1. Vessel and mortgage registration in 24-hours, provided all documentation is received

  2. Personal service and flexibility in providing services outside of normal business hours

Committed to adding further value through offering:

  1. A range of ownership structures: individual, joint-owners, company and shipping entity

  2. A comprehensive list of over 70 countries that qualify to own Cayman-flagged vessels

  3. A variety of registration options full, interim, term, under construction and demise charter (bareboat), together with the registration of any associated mortgage

Experience and Technical Excellence:

  1. A diverse, qualified and experienced global team of professional surveyors, auditors and registration personnel that share a common corporate philosophy that values long-term relationships

Favourable Operating Environment:

  1. A solid political, legal, fiscal and social environment with a stable parliamentary democracy since 1831

  2. An efficient, tax-neutral, international finance jurisdiction that offers a wide range of first-tier financial and business services

  3. Modern, comprehensive maritime legislation based on English Common Law allows flexibility for owners without compromising safety and offers excellent mortgage protection provisions to secure the rights of mortgagees and financiers

  4. Global Reach  – Located in 15 countries and 19 locations including the Cayman Islands, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Additional Benefits:

  1. An active international Ship-Owners’ Advisory Council and national Maritime Sector Consultative Committee (MSCC) of maritime service providers-

  2. International Maritime Organization (IMO) participation through the United Kingdom Government

  3. Full British Consular services and Royal Naval assistance and protection for Cayman-flagged vessels are available worldwide

  4. Competitive fee structure