Cook Islands operates an open register for ships and yachts via a network of Deputy Registrars around the world.
Maritime Cook Islands performs all Flag State duties for the Cook Islands government through an agreement with the Ministry of Transport.
As a ship or yacht owner, you can easily qualify to register ships or yachts through membership of the Cook Islands Ship Owners Association (CISOA) or Cook Islands Yacht Squadron (CIYS) or by establishing a Cook Islands International Company or by registering an existing Foreign Company on the Cook Islands International Companies Register.
Cook Islands requires that all ships that fly our flag comply with all of the relevant international maritime conventions but we do not impose any additional requirements beyond IMO Conventions and IACS Unified Interpretations.
We issue Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention Certificates and Bunkers Convention Certificates to ships registered in non-State parties with valid Blue Cards from an approved P&I Insurer. Our online application process is simple and efficient and is accessible from anywhere in the world, 24/7 over 365 days a year.
The Cook Islands has acceded to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 which entered into force on the 14th April 2015.
Registered owners of ships above 300GT will need insurance cover arrangements, which meet the requirements of the Convention. The Convention provides a strict liability, compensation and compulsory insurance regime for States affected by a maritime casualty. It makes the registered owner of a ship liable for locating, marking and removing a wreck deemed to be a hazard in a State’s Convention area.MORE ON NWRC CERTIFICATION
Maritime Cook Island is devoted to providing a world class open registry that offers a high standard of quality, safety and environment protection. With a world wide network of Deputy Registrars and technical staff, we ensure a professional, fast and efficient service in your time zone. There has been a steady growth in the fleet over the past two years.MORE ON SHIP SERVICES
With over 200 yachts on the register, Maritime Cook Islands has increased it yacht fleet exponentially since 2011. Maritime Cook Islands, with its’ international network of Deputy Registrars, agents, and technical support, is able to provide same day service. There is a choice of three different registration periods: 1, 3 or 5 years. Yacht registration will be completed within 24 hours by Maritime Cook Islands efficient and professional staff, (provided all the required documentation is submitted).MORE ON YACHT REGISTRATION SERVICES
Maritime Cook Islands (MCI) is a Cook Islands-based company working internationally. In order to serve customer needs in your area and time zone, we have developed a reliable worldwide network of Deputy Registrars.
For ship registration queries, please contact the Deputy Registrar nearest you.Read More
MCI GEARS UP FOR 2018 AFTER A SOLID YEAR OF PROGRESS IN 2017 Maritime Cook Islands (“MCI”),...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 16 JANUARY 2019 MARITIME COOK ISLANDS ADDS LARGEST TRIMARAN SUPERYACHT ‘WHITE RABBIT’ TO ITS FLEET...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 20 JUNE 2018 MARITIME COOK ISLANDS MAKES POSITIVE PROGRESS TO BE ON TOKYO MOU WHITE...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 6 MARCH 2018 MCI GEARS UP FOR 2018 AFTER A SOLID YEAR OF PROGRESS IN...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 4 OCTOBER 2017 MARITIME COOK ISLANDS CELEBRATES WORLD MARITIME DAY 2017 The Cook Islands celebrated...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 11 SEPTEMBER 2017 MCI STRENGTHENS CHINA TIES; CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS Maritime Cook...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 2 JUNE 2017 COOK ISLANDS WOMEN IN MARITIME ASSOCIATION ELECTS ITS FIRST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Cook Islands...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 6 MARCH 2017 Encouraging growth recorded by Maritime Cook Islands for 2016; Flag remains attractive...Read full story
PRESS RELEASE 22 FEBRUARY 2017 Maritime Cook Islands Reconstitutes Its Technical Department – Four New Senior Appointments to...Read full story
Press Release 10 October 2016 Maritime Cook Islands Strengthens Its Ranks; Four Staff Assume New Appointments in...Read full story
Press Release 12 July 2016 Maritime Cook Islands Boosts China Links Via Tie Up With China Classification Society...Read full story
MARITIME COOK ISLANDS BIANNUAL DEPUTY REGISTRAR CONFERENCE 27th June – 1st July 2016 Crown Beach Resort...Read full story