Seafarers

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

Seafarers working aboard any vessel are required to hold a valid Certificate of Competency or Endorsement which comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
The Cook Islands are party to the STCW with Maritime Cook Islands the authority responsible for administration and implementation of the Convention.