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Cayman Top 6 of Tokyo MOU Port State Control

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman; 10 July 2015

The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, a division of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, has been listed in the top six performing Maritime Administrations in the Tokyo Port State Control 2014 Annual Report.

The main objective of the Tokyo MOU is to establish an effective Port State Control regime in the Asia-Pacific region through co-operation of its members, to eliminate substandard shipping, to promote maritime safety, to protect the marine environment and to safeguard seafarers by setting standards for their working and living conditions on 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.

Greg Evans, Executive Director - Global Safety and Compliance, commented: “This prestigious position within the Tokyo MOU demonstrates the commitment of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry’s staff, management and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands board members to operate a world class and quality maritime administration. Our success has been a result of years of work in partnership with our ship owners and managers to drive the highest possible quality standards.”

The Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region is published under the auspices of the Port State Control Committee of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU).