Seafarers

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended.

Cook Islands are party to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended.

The STCW Certification Department of Maritime Cook Islands is responsible for the implementation of the STCW across the Cook Islands Ships Registry in ensuring that all seafarers serving aboard Cook Islands vessels are trained, qualified and certified in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the STCW.

Seafarers intending to serve aboard any Cook Islands vessel are required to hold a valid Certificate of Competency, Proficiency and/or Qualification issued in accordance with or equivalent to the regulations of the STCW by State parties.

Maritime Cook Islands accepts CoC’s, CoPs and Non STCW Qualifications issued by States listed on the IMO STCW White List for Endorsement and service aboard Cook Islands flagged vessels.