Thursday, October 19, 2017
As deputy registrar for Maritime Cook Islands , enquiries to Miller Marine often begin with the statement, “I’ve been told Gary Miller is the man to speak to.” Certainly, the choice of flag state has become one of the most important decisions owners and/or their representatives must make and Miller Marine can offer an extensive advisory service on the advantages and disadvantages of each. Flag states such as Maritime Cook Islands is a fine example of a popular flag state offering favourable taxation and liability protections under a stable fiscal and legal system. They have a simple and efficient registration process and although they offer a compliance regime following all the international maritime conventions, they don’t impose additional requirements outside of the IMO Conventions and IACS Unified Interpretations making it an attractive option for commercial and private vessels. For more information on the Maritime Cook Islands, please contact us at Miller Marine. We can guide the process with an easy and efficient evaluation of the yacht owner's purpose and needs.