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Paloma Forces Friday Noon Closure

The offices of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI), headquarters of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR), will close at 12 noon Friday, 7 November, due to the presence of what is forecast to become Hurricane Paloma in the northwest Caribbean. Additionally, the office will be closed Monday, 10 November, which is Remembrance Day, a Public Holiday. The office is expected to open again at 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, 11th November.

The Maritime Authority wishes to assure its clients worldwide that their needs will be met, as the CISR's global network of offices/representatives in eight other locations around the world will carry on "business as usual".

CISR's European Regional Office is located in Southampton, U.K., and a representative is stationed in London, as well. This year saw the opening of a Mediterranean office in Cannes, France; and there is CISR representation in Athens, Greece. There are three CISR Asian representatives, located in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. And the United States is covered through CISR's Ft. Lauderdale office.

"The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has strategically positioned itself on a global basis to ensure 24/7 coverage of the needs of its worldwide clients in the maritime industry," emphasises MACI's CEO, Mr. A. Joel Walton.

Additionally, all CISR offices/representatives are connected via internet telephony and BlackBerry connectivity, thereby maintaining the business continuum.


For further information contact: Corporate Communications