Union of Comoros is an official member to the International Maritime Organization (I.M.O.) having ratified the I.M.O. 1998 Convention, as well as the required maritime I.M.O. international Conventions
The Comoros International Ship’s Registry has been formally registered with the international Telecommunication Union (ITU) and with INMARSAT.
All administrative activities and registration procedures are governed by the Comoros Merchant Shipping Act 2000, which forms a part of the law of the Country, after having been adopted by the Cabinet.
The Comoros Maritime Administration has delegated the statutory survey and certification services only to the worldwide recognized Classification Societies of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and International Association for Technical Surveys and Classification Institution (TSCI), thus ensuring that Comoros flag vessels are thoroughly examined. Functional test carried out and verified for compliance with the applicable Maritime requirements.
As from November 2001 the Maritime Administration of the Union of Comoros has entered to the I.M.O. WHITE LIST following the successful assessment and compliance with the respective requirements for giving full and complete effect for I.M.O. STCW 78/95 Convention.