NL 235/20 | Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Ιουν 04, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives      Action Date: Immediate Ships are increasingly using systems that rely on digitization, digitization, integration, and automation. Cyber technologies have become essential to the operation and management of numerous systems critical to the safety and security of shipping and protection of the marine environment.   As technology continues to develop, information technology and operational technology onboard ships are being networked together and more frequently connected to the internet. Therefore the ships’ systems and networks maybe vulnerable to risks may also occur from personnel accessing systems on board, for example…

NL 236/20 | PMA - Amended MMN-07/2020 (Covid-19)

Σεπ 07, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives  Action Date: 01 Sept. 2020 Kindly be informed thatMerchant Marine Notice 07 (MMN-07-2020) is now amended by Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).   Ships’ owners/operators, Recognized Organizations and other interested parties are now informed on how to proceed in case of request for postponement-extension of statutory certification & services, from 1st  September 2020. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused disruptions to the provision of normal shipping services, including the conduct of surveys and IMO urges Governments to carefully consider the introduction of restrictions which would affect the conduct…

NL 237/20 | SSAS Test Instructions of Panama Flag (MMC-133)

Οκτ 19, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives      Action Date: Immediate The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties regarding the SSAS Test Instructions issued by Panama Flag Administration via MMC-133. More specifically, the purpose of this MMC-133 is to update the instructions and procedures of the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) according to SOLAS 74’, as amended Chapter XI-2 Reg. 6, the IMO Resolution MSC 136(76) and Resolution No.106-107-DGMM dated October 9th, 2017 (Visit Maritime Security link, ISPS Regulations, SSAS). Merchant Marine Circular 133 can be found…

NL 238/20 | COVID19 – WHO guidance to promote public health measures on cargo ships and fishing vessels

Οκτ 20, 2020

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives      Action Date: Immediate The purpose of subject newsletter is to inform all interested parties of the current situation and temporary measures to be taken by cargo ships and fishing vessels due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Secretary-General of IMO has received the attached interim guidance on "Promoting public health measures in response to COVID-19 on cargo ships and fishing vessels" prepared by WHO, with the contributions of the following organizations, which helped to develop this guidance document: IMO; ILO; ICS; IAPH; INTERTANKO; IMHA; ITF; the WHO Collaborating…

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…