Applying for the first time:
Cook Islands will issue Bunker Certificates to vessels that comply with Article 7 of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution, 2001 (Bunkers Convention) which enters into force on 21 November 2008, even if they are registered in another jurisdiction.
The application fee for a Bunker Certificate from Cook Islands is USD 250 per ship.
Delivery by DHL Courier is USD 150 per application. It is sent either from Cook Islands or from our office in Manila. You can also arrange pick up from our office. Please advise when filling on-line application.
Payment can be made online by credit card or by telegraphic transfer.
Before applying, arrange insurance with your P&I Club or insurance company. See http://maritimecookislands.com/index.php/approved-pai-clubs?phpMyAdmin=468c4e449b59t7643f2c9
Make sure your P&I Club/Insurance company addresses the Blue Card to:
Maritime Cook Islands, P.O. Box 882, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Cook Islands will accept up to 20 ships per online application.
(If you have more than 20 ships you will need to complete another application).
Go to https://secure.maritimecookislands.com/application.php to apply on line
To complete the online Application you will need to:
1) Enter the Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address of the applicant.
2) Enter the following information for each ship enter:
-Name of Ship
-Name of Registered Owner
-Port of Registry
Approved P&I Club or Insurer
3) Once the Information for each ship has been entered, proceed to the payment options. An invoice will be generated for the total amount to be paid in USD. Print the invoice if required.
4) Choose to pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) or by telegraphic transfer.
An email will be sent confirming approval of credit card payment or instructing procedure for telegraphic transfer payments. A duplicate copy of the invoice in PDF format will be attached.
5) Reply to the confirmation email, attaching the Blue Cards for all ships in the application
Maritime Cook Islands will check the Blue Card(s) against the application form and check the P&I Club ship search facility to confirm validity. If everything matches, MCI will generate the certificate(s) and send from Cook Islands or have them delivered from our office in Manila.
Once issued, the original Certificate must be carried on the vessel at all times and must be presented on demand to the authorities of any State Party to the Convention while within the jurisdiction of such State.
NOTE: Completion of an Application Form and payment of the Application Fee does not guarantee the issue of a Certificate. Certificates will only be issued once the Cook Islands Administration is satisfied that the vessel is in compliance with the requirements of the Convention. No refunds will be given.