Cook Islands and IMO

Cook Islands is an IMO member state. Cook Islands is party to the International Maritime Organization’s main conventions.

IMO Conventions to which Cook Islands is party:

Convention on the International Maritime Organization, 1984

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS 1974)

Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS PROT 88)

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78 – Annex I/II)

Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL PROT 1997)

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW 1978) *

International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, 1966 (LL 66)

Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL PROT 1988)

International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (TONNAGE 1969)

Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG 1972)

Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC PROT 1992)

Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971 (FUND PROT 1992)

Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (LLMC 1976)

Protocol of 1996 to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (LLMC PROT 1996)

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 (SUA 1988)

Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA 2005)

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti‑Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 (AFS 2001)

Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT C 76)

International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR 1979)

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

The Government of the Cook Islands has appointed Captain Ian Finley as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the IMO. Captain Finley is a Master Mariner who is well known and respected for his common sense approach.  He is recognised by his peers as a significant and influential contributor to the debates and decision making process for International Maritime Legislation. He enjoys good relations with the Permanent Representatives of IMO member States and with the IMO Secretariat.

 

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