To: Merchant Marine Consulates, Authorized Offices, Training Centers, Regional Offices of Documentation of the Panama Maritime Authority
Subject: Amendments to the Circular DGGM-UCYC-014-2014
(Endorsements and Panamanian Certificates)
Reference: Resolution ADM No. 247-2014
The purpose of this Circular is to reiterate that the General Directorate of Seafarers, throughCircular DGGM-UCYC-014-2014 and Merchant Marine Circular No. 293 REVOKED the approval of the Assessment process (assessment of competence), to obtain a Panamanian Certificate.
Furthermore, this General Directorate hereby is REVOKING:
- Circular DGGM-UCYC-022-2013 where the Republic of Panama established that would NOT ACCEPT Certificates of Competence (COC), or training courses of the International Convention for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers of 1978 as amended (STCW´1978, as amended), issued or on behalf of the Republics of Singapore, Liberia, and Marshall Island for tramits of endorsements.
- Circular DGGM-UCYC-003-2014 where the Republic of Panama established that would ONLY ACCEPT Certificates of Competence (COC), and Certificates of Proficiency (COP) issued or on behalf of the Republics of Malta and the Government of New Zeland for tramits of endorsements from Panama to the Nationals of those countries, but NOT to the non nationals.
- Circular DGGM-UCYC-004-2014 where the Republic of Panama established that would NOT ACCEPT Certificates of Competence (COC), and Certificates of Proficiency (COP) issued or on behalf of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for tramits of endorsements from Panama.
Therefore, the Republic of Panama, in compliance with regulation I/2 and I/10 of the STCW’78, amended, and based on the countries listed on Circular MSC.1/Circ1163/Rev.8., that lists the State Parties that have presented information which proves that they give full and complete effectiveness to the relevant provisions of this Convention, as amended will recognize the Certificates of Competence (COC) issued by the list of State Parties that have a Bilateral or Cooperation Agreement with our Administration.
As a transitory measure, the Administration could endorse the COCs issued by these State Parties for the period of time that is required for achieving or updating these Bilateral or Cooperation agreements.
This is the updated List of State Parties that Panama will recognize in compliance with regulation I/2 and I/10 of the STCW’78 as amended:
|Bangladesh||Georgia||Micronesia (Federated States of)||South Africa|
|Cambodia||India||Nigeria||Trinidad and Tobago|
|China||Israel||Papua New Guinea||Tuvalu|
|Comoros||Japan||Philippines||United Arab Emirates|
|Cook Islands (the)||Jordan||Poland||United Kingdom|
|Côte d’Ivoire||Kenya||Portugal||United Republic of|
|Cuba||Kuwait||Republic of Korea||United States|
|Czech Republic||Lebanon||Russian Federation||Vanuatu|
|Denmark||Lithuania||Saint Vincent and the||Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)|
PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY
MERCHANT MARINE CIRCULAR MMC-295
Albrook, Panama City
Republic of Panama
Tel: (507) 501-5348 email@example.com
Prepared by: Translator Revised by: Compliance and
Enforcement Deputy Chief
Approved by: Compliance and
Control N°: F-RIN-04-01 Version: 05 Date: 21 January, 2013 Page 2 of 2
*Includes: Hong Kong, China (Associate member to the IMO)
** Includes: Faroe Islands, (Associate member to the IMO)
*** Includes: Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten
****Includes: Bermuda, Brithish Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man
Inquiries concerning the subject of this Circular or any request should be directed to:
Compliance and Enforcement Department
General Directorate of Seafarers
Panama Maritime Authority
Phone: (507) 501-5288 / 5052
Fax: (507) 501-5247
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com