Panama: Audit of Flag Certifications for Ships

From January 2015 companies that inspect and certify foreign ships under the Panamanian flag must be audited by the Maritime Authority so that the quality of services provided can be assessed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

From the resolution given by the Board of the Maritime Authority of Panama:

First article: order execution of an AUDIT PLAN for all auxiliary entities which are Recognized Organizations, Classification Societies and Recognized Security Organizations approved by the Republic of Panama, for the purpose of determining management, competition, means, capacity and quality of services, which will start from 2015, under the parameters of Resolution MSC.349 (92) adopted on July 21, 2013, Resolution No. 106-11-DGMM of March 16, 2009. ... And the international conventions ratified by the Republic of Panama.

Article Two: determine management, competition, means, sufficient capacity and quality of services of ancillary entities and organizations, detailed in the previous article and to assure full knowledge of the steps taken by them, within the framework of delegations they have been granted, the Directorate General of Merchant Marine will carry out, directly or through persons or specialized surveys and audits of Recognized Organizations, Classification Societies and Recognized Security Organizations approved by the Republic of Panama Organizations.

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