Technical Circular No:66/2018

Subject: Maritime Cook Islands circular reg. Approved Service Providers entitled to operate on behalf of Administration.

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Maritime   Cook   Islands   vide   circular   172/2018   provided   administration’s   policy concerning  the  service  providers  entitled  to  provide  their  services  for  Cook  Islands flagged vessels.

    Salient points of the notice are as follows:

Administration has considered two main categories as a. Surveys and Maintenance

It  is  to  be  ensured  that  when  service  (annual,  5  yearly,  occasional)  related  to  this category  is  requested  onboard  Cook  Islands  vessel,  the  service  is  to  be  carried  out only by a service provider approved by an IACS Recognized Organization.

The appointed service provider is entitled to carry out the requested survey / service only  for  the  equipment  installed  on  board  vessel,  in  accordance  with  the  list  of manufacturer(s)  reported  in  the  Certificate(s)  of  Approval  issued  by  the  IACS Recognised Organisation, as applicable.

At vessel location, in case approved service provider is not available and/or entitled to carry  out  the  requested  survey/service  specifically  for  the  equipment  installed  on board, administration is to be contacted at

The  administration  will  invalidate  the  surveys/services  carried  out  by  those  service providers which are either

   not approved by an IACS Recognised Organisation or;

   approved  by  an  IACS  Recognised  Organisation,  but  not  specifically  for  the equipment installed on board.

In such cases, the surveys/services are to be arranged at the next port of call or at the first available date, whichever comes earlier for the approved service provider that are entitled to carry out the requested survey / services.

  1. Design and Calculations

It is to be ensured that requests from naval architect(s) to become appointed service provider,   are   to   be   forwarded   to   After satisfactory   review   of   the   documents,   administration   will   issue   a   letter   of authorization to the naval architect which is valid for 12 months.

  1. List of  approved  service  providers  can  be  found  from  below  mentioned  link: certification/approved-service-providers/
  1. When a vessel is under classification society who is also doing statutory certification, the naval architecture work produced is required to be reviewed and approved by the classification society.
  1. When a statutory certification is done by Administration itself and vessel is classed vessel (either by IACS or Non-IACS classification society) or non-classed vessel then following is acceptable:
  1. Naval architecture  work  is  reviewed  and  approved  by  an  IACS  classification society
  1. Naval architecture work is sent to technical department of the Administration for review and final approval.

    Ship owners/ operators and masters are advised to take note of above.


  1. Maritime Cook Islands circular 172/2018


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