Like ships, registered aircraft take the nationality of the flag state. To register aircraft in the US, the beneficial owner must
People register companies in different jurisdictions for a variety of reasons depending on personal or commercial circumstances.
Company formation and management is a regulated service along with banks, trusts, insurance companies, and funds.
If a commercial entity has elements within its business that are performed outside the country,
The main purpose of an asset protection trust is to place assets beyond the reach of future creditors.
Summary information for companies that may be registered in the Cayman Islands
Although we are based in the Cayman Islands, we are able to form companies in other jurisdictions. Contact us to find out more.
As of January 01, 2007, the law was changed so that only one type of company may now be
The Marshall Islands comprise the most eastern island group in Micronesia located between Indonesia and Hawaii in the Central Pacific Ocean.
If the company has been active, possibly with outstanding assets or liabilities and the directors wish to have a
If the company has been active, possibly with outstanding assets or liabilities and the directors wish to
Employment and payment of crew from overseas can be beneficial, both for owners and for crew.
British registries will recognise the certificates of competence issued to crew of any nationality qualified in
Duties and obligations to report marine casualties are set out in Section 159 of the Merchant Shipping Law
After 9-11, the world changed and security, particularly maritime security, became a major concern for governments around the world.
Compulsory insurance is set out in four places in the Merchant Shipping legislation
Many flag states and coastal states require their vessels or vessels entering their waters to carry
We can help owners, their captains or other representatives obtain competitive insurance
Most offshore practitioners are not specialists in maritime law or maritime administration.
In respect of survey, certification and code compliance, we can liaise between flag surveyors..
The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry is a Category 1 British registry, the highest level possible,
The following need to be done for registration purposes. Surveys for certification are covered elsewhere.
The shipping and company registries of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) are operated by International Registries, Inc.
The purpose of a representative person is twofold. First, the registry needs to have someone it can reach in the event of an incident or a need...
In 2007, the BVI joined Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and the United Kingdom to become a Category.
Jamaica, located approximately 90 miles south of Cuba, is about 280 miles long by 80 miles..
For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, demise charter registration is a process that allows a demise charterer..
Where a vessel is being built in a yard under risk, whether the risk is financial, political or geographic, it may be important for an owner...
A registry such as the Cayman Islands, that makes no concessions on quality standards but provides a fiscally...
Administrative services cover a range of areas.
Unlike many jurisdictions, the Cayman Islands has a registration regime for submersible craft and this is contained in Part VIII of its Merchant..
There are two types of statutory mortgage available under British registries, “principal and interest” and “account current”.
Nationals, bodies corporate or shipping entities from an EU or EEA state or Schedule 3 territories...
We are often asked, “What is the purpose of a flag and why are certain flag states chosen over others?” The answer is considerably more complex than
As a British Registry, the governing law is essentially English maritime law that takes into account its
CLC Fund and Bunkers
Limitation of Liability
These matters are dealt with in Part V of the Law together with related regulations.
Part VI of the Law gives effect to COLREGS and those aspects of SOLAS that deal with safety of navigation.
The ISPS Code and other maritime security provisions of SOLAS are in effect under the legislation.
Part XV of the Merchant Shipping Law gives effect to the 1974 Athens Convention on Passengers and Their Luggage (including its 1976 Protocol).
The Cayman Islands Merchant Shipping (Marine Pollution) Law 2001 places all applicable aspects of marine pollution into
The 1995 amendments to STCW 78 Convention were implemented globally on 1st February 2002.
Part XII of the Merchant Shipping Law updates and replaces the old Wreck and Salvage Law.
The Cayman Islands' general absence of reciprocal tax treaties means that companies
International Conventions - Summary List
Under the STCW Convention, a maritime administration can either be an issuing administration or a recognising administration.
Today, the Cayman Islands have the world’s foremost shipping registry for megayachts,
The term, “pleasure yacht”, is cited in three maritime conventions, STCW, Load Line and SOLAS,
On January 31, 1993, the EU issued an amendment to its Sixth Directive, aimed at achieving a unified system of VAT on yachts throughout the EU.
This is a code for equivalence to international convention requirements for the carriage of up to 36 passengers onboard pleasure yachts.