Cook Islands operates an Open Register for Ships and Yachts. Maritime Cook Islands performs the Flag State responsibilities on behalf of the Cook Islands Ministry of Transport.
With the Irish located Cook Island Deputy Registrar and Maritime Management’s Cook Island appointed surveyors any registration service or survey can be performed locally, quickly and cost efficiently. With extensive direct flight connection from Ireland most European ports can be reached in hours.
Cook Islands has a stable democratic government with a legal and political system based on English Law. It is a leading Pacific Small Island State and is often held up as a role model.
Cook Islands is a well established Offshore Jurisdiction. Corporations are easy to maintain and administer. There are no returns required or Tax to pay for ships registered in the Cook Islands.
Ship Registration processes are designed to be as quick, simple and user friendly as possible whilst ensuring that the requirements of the Cook Islands Maritime Legislation and IMO Conventions to which Cook Islands is a party are complied with and that owners and mortgagee’s interests are protected.
Maritime Cook Islands will accept electronic documents and Cook Islands Irish located Deputy Registrar is authorized to certify and duly validate documents.
Cook Islands does not impose additional requirements on ship owners beyond the requirements of IMO Conventions read together with the IACS Unified Interpretations.
Cook Islands has appointed IACS Class Societies and a few others as Recognised Organisations and maintains a global network of Flag State Surveyors. Ship owners can elect to get their Statutory Certificates from Flag rather than Class.
The Cook Islands Online Registry Environment (CIORE) is the web enabled Ship Register. This means that applications can be processed from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day 365 days a year once again saving shipowners time and money.
Cook Islands will issue Bunkers Convention Certificates to Ships registered in Non State Parties, provided they have a valid Blue Card from an approved P&I Insurer. Cook Islands has an online application process for the issuance of Bunkers Convention Certificates subject to the conditions for the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001.
We offer you the following:
- Open Register for Ship and Yacht
- Flag of choice for Quality Classed Tonnage
- Flag of choice of Superyachts
- Very price competitive
- Efficient use of IT technology saves time & money
- Provisional registration within 24 hours (*)
- Personal, professional, customer oriented service
- Local Deputy Registrars
- Same day acknowledgements for crew
- No restrictions on nationality of crew
- No Cook Islands tax to pay
- Companies simple to register and administer
- No requirements beyond IMO conventions
- Cook Islands – voice of reason at IMO
(*) provided surveys are up to date and all required documentation is presented with application form.