Seafarers

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

The STCW Certification Department is responsible for ensuring that all Seafarers serving on board Cook Islands flagged ships are trained and certified in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW).

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.