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The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It consists of 15 Islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (93 sq mi). The Cook Islands Register is considered a flag of convenience by the ITF. Its governed by the Ship Registration Act 2007 and the Maritime Transport Act 2008.

The Cook Islands acts as a free association with New Zealand. In the conduct of its foreign affairs, it interacts with the international community as an autonomous and self-determining state. Located in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway from Hawaii to New Zealand, the Cook Islands has the right to move at any time to full independence by unilateral action, enjoying a British legal tradition and are a member of IMO. The Cook Islands is a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, of which India is an official dialogue partner.

The Cook Islands are party to the STCW with Maritime Cook Islands the authority responsible for administration and implementation of the Convention. 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) and Girik institute is approved by the Cook Islands for 5 STCW courses.

Holding Cook Islands Flag Documents will benefit in your maritime career because Cook Islands endorsement is accepted by many countries which give you a vast field of opportunities.


The applicant has to submit and apply step-by-step to get a Cook Islands COE. With proper guidance and documentation, Girik Institute guides and helps you to get Cook Islands COE without putting all your efforts.

Documents required for COOK ISLANDS COE:

  • Valid National Passport
  • Photo (White background)
  • Approved Medical Certificate
  • Basic STCW & Advance courses (as applicable)
  • Copy of Valid Seaman book and stamp pages
  • Copy of valid Certificate of Competency


  • Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Endorsement
  • Advance Oil Tanker Endorsement
  • Advance Chemical Tanker Endorsement
  • Watchkeeping Endorsement
  • SSO/DSD Endorsement
  • GMDSS Endorsement

For other endorsements, we require specific courses (as applicable).


The CDC serves a purpose that the seamen in possession of this Certificate has the necessary sea experience, and have passed the required Training Courses, relevant to the ships and vessels. Girik Institute assures that you get your Cook Islands CDC with ease.

COOK ISLANDS CDC requires the following:

  • Valid National Passport
  • Application form
  • Photo (White Background)
  • Approved Medical Certificate
  • Basic STCW Safety Training Course
  • Elementary First Aid (EFA)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)
  • Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STSDSD)

To know more about Cook Islands Flag Documentations, contact Girik Institute at:

Mobile : +91-8828102585 / 8828102586

Landline No : +91-22-41272900 / 49243022

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