Frequently Asked Questions - Merchant Ship Survey and Audit
An official log book can be obtained by shopping online or by contacting our Head Office or our European Regional Office in the UK. In addition to the official log book, we also supply oil record books, garbage record books, and GMDSS log books. We do not supply deck log books or engine room log books but these can be purchased from various maritime documentation suppliers.
Yes. Under Section 159 of The Merchant Shipping Law (2005 Revision), the Owner or Master is required to report any accident resulting in loss of life or serious injury to any person. Also, the Owner or Master is required to report any material damage to the vessel which may affect its seaworthiness.
Only in very exceptional circumstances will Cayman authorise classification societies to carry out these audits. Cayman endeavours to carry out all such audits using its own fully trained and experienced auditors.
Ship Radio Station Licences for Cayman-registered ships are all issued by the Cayman Islands Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA). On-island assistance with your application for a Ship Radio Station Licence is also available from Survey CI or Survey UK.
Providing the vessel has a low Merchant Ship Flag-in Matrix score (50 or less) surveys and audits at flag-in may be delegated to the relevant classification societies.
Yes. Prior to accepting a commercial vessel for registration, a Merchant Ship Flag-in Matrix “scoring” system is used by Cayman to ensure that the vessel meets minimum safety and operational standards. Generally vessels over 15 years old or those vessels with a medium to high score may require a pre-registration survey, depending on the particular case.
Call Head Office at +1 (345) 949 8831 or European Regional Office at +44 (0) 1489 799 203. Outside of normal office hours, on weekends and public holidays a recorded message will give details of how to contact a Cayman surveyor on duty.