Our Services

  • NWRC & Bunkers Online Application Form

    Step 1: Apply online

    Click here to apply for one (1) vessel
    Click here to apply for five (5) vessels
    Click here to apply for ten (10) vessels

    Step 2: Upload the blue card from your P&I club

    Part of the online application requests for the blue card to be uploaded. You can obtain the blue card from your P&I club and upload in the application.

    Step 3: Make your payment and attach it to the application.

    NWRC and Bunker Certificate(s) costs USD300 per certificate(s).

    At the end of the online application, there is a section where you can upload your payment
    confirmation (this is optional). Note – this will speed up the application process.
    For more information on our list of Approved P&I Insurers, please click here.

    Please make sure the blue cards are addressed to:

    Maritime Cook Islands, P.O. Box 882,
    Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

    For further information please contact:
    Maritime Cook Islands
    Phone: +682 23 848
    Email: wrecks@maritimecookislands.com

     

  • CLC Online Application form

    Step 1: Apply online

    Click here to apply for one (1) vessel.

    Step 2: Upload the blue card from your P&I club

    Part of the online application requests for the blue card to be uploaded. You can obtain the blue card from your P&I club and upload in the application.

    Step 3: Make your payment and attach it to the application.

    The CLC Certificate is USD300 per certificate(s).

    At the end of the online application, there is a section where you can upload your payment
    confirmation (this is optional). Note – this will speed up the application process.
    For more information on our list of Approved P&I Insurers, please click here.

    Please make sure the blue cards are addressed to:

    Maritime Cook Islands, P.O. Box 882,
    Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

    For further information please contact:
    Maritime Cook Islands
    Phone: +682 23 848
    Email: wrecks@maritimecookislands.com

     

  • Renewal of NWRC, BUNKER and CLC Certificates

    Vessel(s) that are up for renewal will receive an email from the Maritime Cook Islands
    system containing instructions on how to renew and we will request for owners/applicants
    to review the vessel details and update if needed, send us the blue card, and make payment
    before we can process the new certificate.

    If a certificate is however cancelled due to change of name of vessel or owner etc, please
    apply as a new application and follow the instructions in “How to Apply”.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

     

    1.Which countries are party to the Bunkers, NWRC and CLC Conventions?

    Please contact us on wrecks@maritimecookislands.com

    2.Who is liable under these Conventions?
    Ship Owner (including the registered, bareboat charter, manager and operator)

    3.What is the difference between a “Blue Card” and a “Bunker, CLC and NWRC Certificate”?
    A “Blue Card” is issued by an insurer evidencing that there is in place insurance meeting the liability requirements of the Convention.

    A “Certificate” is issued by a State party attesting that such insurance is in force.

    4.Who is required to obtain the Bunker, CLC and NWRC Certificate of Insurance?
    The registered owner of a ship.

    5.My ship is registered in a state party, but she will not call at a port of a State Party, do we need to obtain a Certificate?
    Yes

    6.How much does it cost for a NWRC, Bunkers, CLC Certificate with the Cook Islands?
    USD$300 per Certificate

    7.What types of vessels need to apply?

    NWRC 

    All Ships of 300GT and greater, meaning a seagoing vessel of any type whatsoever and includes hydrofoil boats, air-cushion vehicles, submersibles, floating craft and floating platforms, except when such platforms are on location engaged in the exploration, exploitation or production of seabed mineral resources.

    Bunkers 

    All ship over 1000GT and greater, means any seagoing vessel and seaborne craft, of any type whatsoever.

    CLC 

    Applies to all Tankers – means any seagoing vessel and seaborne craft of any type whatsoever constructed or adapted for the carriage of oil in bulk as cargo, provided that a ship capable of carrying oil and other cargos shall be regarded as a ship only when it is actually carrying oil in bulk as cargo and during any voyage following such carriage unless it is proved that is has no residues as such carriage of oil in bulk aboard.

    8. How will I receive my Certificate? 

    Maritime Cook Islands issues electronic Certificates. There is not need for courier. We encourage the Owner, Captain or Management to print the Certificate and have it onboard to present to Port State Control.

    9. Who is required to carry NWRC Certificate – the Charterer or Owner?
    In accordance with IMO A 27/Res.1057, the IMO Legal Committee recommends that

    .2 States Parties should not request more than one wreck removal certificate
    from any ship including ships bareboat-registered in a State Party, and
    should accept wreck removal certificates issued by such a State Party in
    accordance with article 12, paragraph 9, of the Convention;

    .3 States Parties should avoid taking action that could cause unnecessary
    bureaucracy; and

    .4 States Parties which allow ships to be registered as bareboat-chartered
    should work with each other, in a spirit of understanding and cooperation, to
    find viable solutions to problems caused by differing interpretations regarding
    the issue of wreck removal certificates to ships registered in bareboat
    Registries;

    In light of above, Cook Islands affirms to those seeking certificates issued under the NWRC, that MCI will accept an application from ether the Ship Owner or Ship Operator (Ship Charterer).

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