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Cook Islands - Renew Bunker Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

Owners or operators of a vessel or vessels that have been issued a Bunker Certificate before will receive an email from Maritime Cook Islands containing instructions on how they can renew their Bunkers Certificate(s). In case you haven't received an email, please follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a new blue card to from your P&I Insurer. This must be addressed to Maritime Cook Islands at P.O. Box 882 Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
  2. Get in touch with the Maritime Cook Islands through [email protected] and you will be given a link to a pre-filled online form containing information for your vessel(s).
  3. Once you receive the new blue card(s), follow the link. Please check that the data MCI holds is correct and make any necessary amendments.
  4. Click the “Proceed” button. You will be directed to an invoice page.
  5. Do not forget to print a copy of the page for your records. You have the option to pay by credit card or by Telegraphic Transfer.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address. Reply to that email with copies of your blue card(s) attached.
  7. Once MCI receives confirmation of payment they will process your application and generate your certificate(s).
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Ship's Blue Card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI)
PO Box 882
1st Floor, Browne’s Building
Avarua, Rarotonga
Cook Islands

Phone: +682 23 848
Skype: mcicooks2
Email: [email protected]


Bunker CLC Department
Phone: +682 23 848
[email protected]

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Eligibility[edit]

The Bunkers Convention applies to any ship having a Gross Tonnage greater than 1,000. It requires all registered owners of vessels entering or leaving a port or terminal in the territory of a Party to maintain insurance, certified by State Party to the Convention.

Fees[edit]

Cook Islands Bunker Certificate : USD $250 per ship

Payment can be made online by credit card or by telegraphic transfer.

Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

The Bunkers Convention established a strict liability on the part of the shipowner which held them accountable for any pollution damage arising from all types of oil used in the operation or propulsion of ships.

The Convention applies to any ship having a Gross Tonnage greater than 1,000. It requires all registered owners of vessels entering or leaving a port or terminal in the territory of a Party to maintain insurance, certified by State Party to the Convention.

The Convention introduces a provision that entitles claimants to claim directly from the owner’s insurer or enter into litigation proceedings against both the owner and/or insurer.

The Convention applies exclusively to pollution damage caused in the territory, including the territorial sea, and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of a State Party, and preventive measures, wherever taken, to prevent or minimize such damage.

Ships registered in a State which is not party to the Convention, must obtain State-issued certificate from a State Party to the Convention.

Cook Islands is a State Party and can issue Certificates to ships which are not registered under the Cook Islands Flag.

Owners or operators of a vessel or vessels that have been issued a Bunker Certificate before will receive an email from Maritime Cook Islands containing instructions on how they can renew their Bunkers Certificate(s).

Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name of Applicant
  • Applicants Phone Number
  • Address of the principal place of business of owner
  • Preferred shipping method for Certificate(s)
  • Name of Ship
  • Name of Registered Owner
  • IMO number
  • Call Sign
  • Gross Tonnage
  • Flag State
  • Port of Registry
  • Approved P&I Club or Insurer - list
If the P&I Club that your vessels is insured with is not on the list, contact MCI at [email protected] and advise them of the Clubs details.
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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 
 

Information which might help[edit]

To all applicants: Completion of an Application Form and payment of the renewal fee does not guarantee that your application will be approved and a Certificate will be isued. 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.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

The 1996 LLMC Protocol establishes the limit of liability for ships according to gross tonnage (or in the case of passengers, a calculation based on the number of passengers the ship is licensed to carry). The limit of liability for property claims for ships not exceeding 2,000 gross tonnage is 1.51 million SDR (Special Drawing Rights) up from 1 million SDR. For larger ships, the following additional amounts are used in calculating the limitation amount:
a) For each ton from 2,001 to 30,000 tons, 604 SDR (up from 400 SDR)
b) For each ton from 30,001 to 70,000 tons, 453 SDR (up from 300 SDR)
c) For each ton in excess of 70,000 tons, 302 SDR (up from 200 SDR)