Panama Maritime Authority emphasizes its support for the rights of seafarers
Following recent steps taken by the Panama Maritime Authority to enable seafarers to operate on board Panama flagged ships for up to 17 consecutive months.
The AMP released a new follow-up letter outlining its support for the right of seafarers during the pandemic.
Panama, one of the world's biggest flag states with over 8,000 ships flying its banner, has applied the concepts outlined in the IMO circus. 4204/append. 14 and mariners appointed to be key workers. Another circular, the MN 03/2020, allows seafarers to continue their everyday routine despite having to face closed borders and limits on travel in other parts of the world.
BIMCO is monitoring crew mobility restrictions and providing shipping industry with a variety of information on the subject, such as:
- Details about implementation measures
- Overview of challenges to crew mobility
- Overview of extensions and exceptions to seafarers’ certificates
BIMCO encourages industry stakeholders to make good use of the knowledge accessible, and encourages relevant stakeholders to share new information with BIMCO.
Maritime Business World