Press Release 15 April 2016

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Maritime Cook Islands (“MCI”), the leading ship registry, has just appointed William Hasting as a Technical Manager serving the European region, and in so doing significantly boosting MCI’s presence in Europe. His appointment takes place with immediate effect.

William brings with him the knowledge gained at sea and ashore which are the qualities essential in helping with the oversight of the diverse fleet of vessels under the Cook Islands Administration.

Glenn Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of MCI, commented: “We can confidently say that William is the right fit for MCI and his appointment will play a big role in MCI’s expansion across Europe.  William has a consistent track record in overseeing the technical aspects of vessel operations and I believe with his experience and know-how – MCI’s clients are in good hands.  This will also benefit our European clients tremendously as this will mean a direct line to a MCI person – in the same region and in the same time zone as them. Things will get done very much faster. ”

William will be based in Cyprus and will serve MCI’s clients in Europe.  William has also worked with MCI previously – having conducted Flag State Inspections on behalf of MCI.

Prior to William’s appointment at MCI, William was Technical Director and shareholder and director of a ship management company whose clients included oil majors.  He has also conducted and managed major engineering conversions and has worked independently as an expert witness in the Singapore Law Courts.

He started his career in shipping by undertaking an engineering apprenticeship and thence undertaken over 20 years’ sea experience from working onboard general cargo vessels, container vessels, chemical tankers, bulk carriers and offshore vessels.


About MCI

Maritime Cook Islands is building a world class Open Register for Ships and Yachts from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and its goal is to become the flag of choice for Quality Classed Tonnage and Super Yachts.

Maritime Cook Islands offers responsible ship owners exceptional service.

  1. We aim to keep ships in compliance and to keep them moving.  Through our Cook Islands MARCI online Register we will always know when a vessel is due for a survey or a certificate is about to expire.  We will ensure that ships are maintained in compliance avoiding Port State Control problems.
  2. Through our network of Deputy Registrars, shipowners will be able to conduct business in their own time zone in their own language and get things done quickly and efficiently.
  3. Cook Islands does not impose additional requirements on ship owners beyond the requirements of IMO Conventions read together with the IACS Unified Interpretations.
  4. Through Cook Islands appointed IACS Class Societies and other Recognized Organizations and our network of Flag State Surveyors around the world shipowners should be able to obtain service in virtually any port.

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