AMP encourages the placement of Panamanian sailors in the Panama ship registry
In order to create new employment opportunities for Panamanians, the Panamanian Maritime Authority (PMA) issued ADM Resolution No. 017-2021 of February 24, 2021, which grants shipping companies a discount of up to fifty percent (50%) on the rate in force for technical documentation services for foreign seafarers who work on board ships registered in Panama and take on board officers and cadets of Panamanian nationality.
The Republic of Panama focuses on promoting the placement, in the international maritime industry, of officers and students of Panamanian nationality who have high-level professional training, competitiveness and are at the forefront of technological requirements that guarantee safe and reliable maritime transport. , by privileging the image of our country to the level of competence of our sailors.
For this, quality processes are maintained and applied to seafarer training and certification activities, according to ISO 9001: 2015, accredited by Lloyds Register.
This process is carried out within the framework of a system of audits, controls and inspections which are carried out in the national and international Maritime Training Centers (CFM), approved by the AMP to which the training function is delegated. .
All this in accordance with the standards required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Licensing and Watching of Seafarers, 1978, as amended (Convention STCW’78, amended) and in accordance with international conventions ratified by the Republic from Panama.
It is important to mention that Panama remains on the list of countries which give full and complete effectiveness to the STCW / 78 Convention, as amended (White List), promulgated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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