Policy paper

MOU between MAIB and REG Category 1 registries

Memorandum of Understanding between the MAIB and the Red Ensign Group Category 1 registries of Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Gibraltar.



This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is established between the MAIB and, collectively, the Category 1 REG Marine Administrations of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.

In order to discharge obligations under the Casualty Investigation Code (set out by the International Maritime Organization, adopted under resolution MSC.255(84)), MAIB has agreed that it will carry out investigations for Very Serious Marine Casualties involving ships registered with the Category 1 REG Marine Administrations. These investigations will be carried out on behalf of the Category 1 REG Marine Administration, and so the procedure for investigations set out in the legislation in force in the REG Marine Administration’s territory will apply. This MOU assumes that all parties’ operations will be co-operative and in full compliance with the Code.

Published 10 July 2020