(i) The promotion and administration of the Cook Islands Ships Registry is undertaken by Maritime (Cook Islands) Ltd (MCI) a private limited liability company, engaged by the Cook Islands Government under contract for the purpose. MCI has a close working relationship with government and government agencies.
(ii) MCI recognises the importance of its customer’s commercial interests. MCI’s mission is to deliver flexible, quick, efficient, helpful and responsive customer service and satisfaction. Enquiries are addressed within 24 hours.
(iii) Cook Islands has a Permanent IMO representation which enables the Cook Islands to remain up to date with developments.
(iv) The Registry provides wide range of services – private, commercial, dual, charter and passenger yacht registrations.
(v) The Cook Islands is an English common law jurisdiction. As such, Cook Islands maritime law is based on English law. The Cook Islands final court of appeal is the Privy Council in London.
(vi) The Cook Islands has strong Pacific regional connections both at governmental level and in the maritime industry.
(vii) MCI has offices and surveyors around the world for quick and efficient service to customers wherever they may be. We have in house technical support and expertise for new builds and assessment.
(viii) No restrictions on the nationality of crew.
(ix) White list for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)