Cayman Islands Endorsement

Endorsements are issued to certified masters and officers to officially recognise the Certificates of Competency they hold.  Officers of any nationality may serve on a Cayman Islands ship if they hold a Certificate of Competency issued by an Administration recognised by the CISR. The current list of recognised Administrations can be found in the latest revision of Shipping Notice 05/2011.

To apply for a Cayman Islands Endorsement you will need to:

  • Complete the required Application Form;

  • Enclose a copy of your Certificate of Competency;

  • Enclose a copy of any Certificate of Proficiency issued under STCW Chapter V (Special training requirements for personnel on certain types of ships);

  • Enclose a copy of your current passport (you do not need to send your original passport);

  • Enclose a copy of your valid Seafarer Medical Certificate; and

  • Send two original passport style photographs.

Please note that you do not need to send the original certificates; only the photographs and application form need to be originals.  A list of Administrations whose Seafarer Medical Certificates are accepted for service on a Cayman Islands ship can also be found in the latest revision of Shipping Notice 05/2011 (LINK).  Full details of the application process and the required supporting documentation can be found on the Application Form itself.