NL 239/20 | Concentrated Inspection Campaigns by the Panama Maritime Authority

Οκτ 21, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     

Action Date: 01 Oct. 2020

Due to the high level of deficiencies found in recent year by PSC authorities related to the ISPS code, the Panama Maritime Authority has decided to implement a concentrated Inspection Campaigns from October 1st until December 31st 2020 focused on ISPS code, through their Annual Safety Inspection Program.
The purpose of this additional verification is to make sure the vessels and their crews are familiar with the requirements ISPS code conditions and its importance for the vessel's safety operations; verifying that the vessels comply with the applicable international instruments.
Taking into consideration the following:
1. Starting October 1st 2020 you must attach the preliminary report with the new check list.
2. The inspector who does not attach the check list to the inspection form will not be entitled to charge for such inspection; it means that inspections without the check list attached will not be paid.
3. It is mandatory to comply with this instruction.
Circular Letter No 103-01-00398-DGMM-DNSM can be found 
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on ISPS code can be found 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

October 21st, 2020 - PHRS Head Office