Seafarers

The Certification Department at the Panama Maritime Authority is in charge of the review, certifies and issuance of the technical documentations requires for Officers and Ratings that work aboard Panama Flag vessels.

THE CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE TO:

Advice clients on special qualifications and endorsement meeting with the strict compliance of the STCW´78 as amended. Eliminate fraudulent applications for crew certification in order to avoid illegal duplication of crew documentation. Evaluate and process the applications of seafarer’s documentation in compliance with the National provisions and the STCW´78 as amended

The General Directorate of Seafarers has implemented the Seafarer’s Automated Application System (SAA) specifically designed to submit complete and well-documented STCW compliant seafarer’s application. This tool allows greater operational flexibility for ship-managers and ship-owners in saving time, money and personnel resource.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ENDORSEMENTS FOR DECK AND ENGINE OFFICERS A. ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICER IN CHARGE OF NAVIGATIONAL WATCH LESS THAN 500 GRT II/3 NEAR COASTAL OR OCEAN GOING OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not head covering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

 1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

 5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s maritime administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration). Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license. 

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICER IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH II/1 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

 1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

 2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s Maritime Administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. Whether it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration, you must submit a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

C. ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHIEF MATES II/2 MANAGEMENT LEVEL 1.

One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s maritime administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration, you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTERS II/2 MANAGEMENT LEVEL 1.

One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

 1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

 2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

 5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s maritime administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

 6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

E. ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTERS UP TO 500 II/3 NEAR COASTAL OR OCEAN GOING MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s maritime administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TUG BOAT MASTERS II/2, II/3 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s maritime administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS OF GMDSS GENERAL OPERATORS OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. GMDSS General Operator Certificate of Competence (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by a country’s maritime administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

H. ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS OF RADIOELECTRONIC FIRST CLASS OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Radiolectronic First Class Title.

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS OF RADIOELECTRONIC SECOND CLASS OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Radiolectronic Second Class Title.

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GMDSS RESTRICTED OPERATOR OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not head covering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. GMDSS Restricted Operator’s Certificate of Competence.

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH II/1 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not head covering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document).

Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1 Diploma and official credits of Maritime Universities of Panama with its respective seaman book and company letter showing the seagoing service of not less than 12 months as part of an approved training on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more, meeting the requirements of Section A-II/1 of the STCW’78 Code, as amended.

5.2 (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 1.07- Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and Use of Arpa

11. IMO 1.23 – Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)

12. IMO 1.27 – Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

13. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

14. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

15. Bridge Resources Management. (Regulation II/1, Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1).

16. IMO 1.14 or IMO 1.15 – Medical First Aid or Medical Care.

17. IMO 2.03 – Advanced Fire Fighting Course.

18. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

Extension of Courses: The applicant must  submit the course to be extended and the experience registered in the seaman book, where he

must prove the continuity of the labor competence at least twelve (12) months in total during the preceding five (5) years or minimum three (3) months in total during the preceding six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation. The Administration reserves the right to carry out the extension process.

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

B. REQUIREMENTS FOR SECOND ENGINEER OFFICERS III/ 2 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document).

Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1 Certificate of Competence of Officer In Charge of an Engineering Watch in Manned Engine Room (Regulation III/1) and Seaman Book issued by the PMA and Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (Machine Power, Call Sign ,Gross Tonnage, IMO Number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW propulsion power or more and it must be properly letterheaded.

5.2 (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW propulsion power or more and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aids.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 2.03 – Advanced Training in Fire Fighting.

11. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

12. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

13. Engine Room Resources Management (Regulation III/1, Section III/1 and Table III/1).

14. IMO 1.15 – Medical Care.

15. High-Voltage Installations.

16. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by our administration).

17. IMO 7.02 – Certificate of Upgrading Course for Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer (not applicable for revalidation).

18. Eligibility Letter issued by the Certification Department stating the approved capacity (not applicable for revalidation).

19. Certificate of Assessment of Competence (if applicable according Resolution ADM No. 157-2018).

Extension of Courses: The applicant must submit the course to be extended and the experience registered in the seaman book, where he must prove the continuity of the labor competence at least twelve (12) months in total during the preceding five (5) years or minimum three (3) months in total during the preceding six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation. The Administration reserves the right to

carry out the extension process.

Duplicates: Whether it is for reasons either Theft or Loss, you must submit a Letter stating the reason and the due complaint with the Competent Authority or Letter of the Company responsible for the process. If it is due to Exhaustion of Pages or Deterioration you must present a Letter indicating the reason and attach a copy of the license.

. ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SECOND ENGINEER OFFICERS III/3 BETWEEN 750 KW AND 3000 KW MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by any State Party of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended and not restricted by PMA.

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICERS III/2 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this

requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by any State Party of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended and not restricted by PMA.

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TUG BOAT CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICERS III/2, III/3 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this

requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by any State Party of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended and not restricted by PMA.

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICERS III/6 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this

requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process

(documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence issued (under Regulation I/2 of the Convention STCW’78, as amended) by any State Party of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended and not restricted by PMA.

6. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENDORSEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY FOR TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS V/1

1. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

2. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

3. Certificate of Competence or Seaman´s Book.

4. Certificate of Proficiency issued by a Party of STCW ´78 as amended, and not restricted by Panama Maritime Authority,

4.1. Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations. (Regulation V/1- paragraph 2.2, Section A-V/1-1, Paragraph 1 and Table A-V/1-1-1 )

4.2. Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations. (Regulation V/1-l, Paragraphs 4.3, Section A-V/1-1, Paragraph 2 and Table A-V/1-1-2)

4.3. Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations. (Regulation V/1- paragraph 6.3, Section A-V/1-1, Paragraph 3 and Table A-V/1-1-3)

4.4. Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations. (Regulation V/1- 2, Paragraph 2.2, Section A-V/1-2, Paragraph 1 and Table A-V/1-2-1)

4.5. Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations. (Regulation V/1- 2, Paragraph 4.3, Section AV/1-2, Paragraph 2andlable A-V/1-2-2)

Revalidation: The expired COP issued by a State Party of STCW ´78 as amended, and not restricted by Panama Maritime Authority will not be revalidated.

CERTIFICATIONS:

REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH II/1 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panaritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1 Diploma and official credits of Maritime Universities of Panama with its respective seaman book and company letter showing the seagoing service of not less than 12 months as part of an approved training on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more, meeting the requirements of Section A-II/1 of the STCW’78 Code, as amended.

5.2 (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 1.07- Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and Use of Arpa

11. IMO 1.23 – Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)

12. IMO 1.27 – Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

13. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

14. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

15. Bridge Resources Management. (Regulation II/1, Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1).

16. IMO 1.14 or IMO 1.15 – Medical First Aid or Medical Care.

17. IMO 2.03 – Advanced Fire Fighting Course.

18. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTERS II/2 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document).

Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

 In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents  revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1 Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by the PMA and Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and it must be properly letterheaded.

5.2 (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing:

ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 1.27 – Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

11. IMO 2.03 – Advanced Training in Fire Fighting.

12. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

13. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

14. Bridge Resources Management. (Regulation II/1, Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1).

15. IMO 1.08 – Radar, ARPA, Bridge Teamwork and Search and Rescue – Radar Navigation at Management Level.

16. IMO 1.15 – Medical Care.

17. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

18. IMO 7.01 – Certificate of Upgrading Course for Master and Chief Mate (not applicable for revalidation).

19. Eligibility Letter issued by the Certification Department stating the approved capacity (not applicable for revalidation).

20. Certificate of Assessment of Competence (if applicable according Resolution ADM No. 157-2018).

REQUIREMENTS FOR GMDSS GENERAL OPERATORS IV/2 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006

(original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Certificate of Competence.

6. IMO 1.25 – GMDSS General Operator Course issued by Maritime Training Centers recognized by the Panama Maritime Authority.

7. IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aid.

8. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

9. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

10. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RADIOELECTRONIC SECOND CLASS IV/2 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this

requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of

consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents

revision and service handling).

5. Radiolectronic Second Class License.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 1.25 – GMDSS General Operator Course issued by Maritime Training Centers recognized by the Panama Maritime Authority.

11. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security

Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICER S IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH III/1 OPERATIONAL LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55

of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1 Diploma and official credits of Maritime Universities of Panama with its respective seaman book and company letter showing the seagoing service of not less than 12 months as part of an approved training on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more, meeting the requirements of Section A-III/1 of the STCW’78 Code, as amended.

5.2 (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aids.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 1.23 – Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Other than Fast Rescue Boats).

11. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

12. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

13. IMO 2.03 – Advance Fire Fighting Course.

14. Engine Room Resources Management (Regulation III/1, Section III/1 and Table III/1).

15. IMO 1.14 or IMO 1.15 – Medical First Aid or Medical Care.

16. High-Voltage Installations.

17. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

REQUIREMENTS FOR CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICERS III/2 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1 Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by the PMA and Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (Machine Power, Call Sign , Gross Tonnage, IMO Number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW propulsion power or more and it must be properly letterheaded.

5.2 (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing:

ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW propulsion power or more and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1 Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1 A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2 A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aids.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 2.03 – Advanced Training in Fire Fighting.

11. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

12. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

13. Engine Room Resources Management. (Regulation III/1, Section III/1 and Table III/1).

14. IMO 1.15 – Medical Care.

15. High-Voltage Installations.

16. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

17. IMO 7.02 – Certificate of Upgrading Course for Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer (not applicable for revalidation).

18. Eligibility Letter issued by the Certification Department stating the approved capacity (not applicable for revalidation).

19. Certificate of Assessment of Competence (if applicable according Resolution ADM No. 157-2018).

REQUIREMENTS FOR CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICERS BETWEEN 750 KW AND 3000 KW III/3 MANAGEMENT LEVEL

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Must submit:

5.1. Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by the PMA and Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (Machine Power, Call Sign, Gross Tonnage, IMO Number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery between 750 kW and 3000 kW propulsion power and it must be properly letterheaded.

5.2. (FOR REVALIDATION) Certificate of Competence and Seaman Book issued by PMA and/or Company Letters, containing: ship particulars (machine power, call sign, gross tonnage, IMO number, type of vessel), seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery between 750 kW and 3000 kW propulsion power and it must be properly letterheaded, and additionally must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.2.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Certificate of

Competence that he/she holds, for at least:

5.2.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.2.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.2.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing and Updating courses stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. IMO 1.13- Elementary First Aids.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 2.03 – Advanced Training in Fire Fighting.

11. IMO 1.38 – Marine Environmental Awareness.

12. IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork.

13. Engine Room Resources Management. (Regulation III/1, Section III/1 and Table III/1).

14. IMO 1.15 – Medical Care.

15. High-Voltage Installations.

16. IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties or IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (Must be endorsed by Panama’s administration).

17. IMO 7.02 – Certificate of Upgrading Course for Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer (not applicable for revalidation).

18. Eligibility Letter issued by the Certification Department stating the approved capacity (not applicable for revalidation).

19. Certificate of Assessment of Competence (if applicable according Resolution ADM No. 157-2018).

ENDORSEMENTS FOR RATINGS

DECK CADETS

One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Submit:

5.1. Letter from an University located at Panama and authorized to train Deck Officers, or

5.2. Letter issued by a Maritime University recognized by respective Maritime Administration, stipulating that the person complied with the requirements in the training of the Regulation II/1 for Deck Cadets (Assistant Deck Officer), according the Convention STCW’78, as amended, or

5.3. Possession of Seaman’s Book as Deck Cadet (Assistant Deck Officer) issued by a Maritime Administration recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

6. IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

10. IMO 3.27 – Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers or IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (Must be endorsed by Panama´s administration)

REQUIREMENTS FOR ORDINARY SEAMAN SUPPORT

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not head covering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought.

In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process

(documents revision and service handling).

5. Ordinary Seaman Course or Company Letter (stating that the Company will assume the responsibility of the onboard training). Just for new applicants.

6. IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

10. IMO 3.27 – Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers or IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (Must be endorsed by Panama´s administration).

REQUIREMENTS FOR RATING FORMING PART OF NAVIGATIONAL WATCH II/4 SUPPORT

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not headcovering, white background)

recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1. Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this

requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s

regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Have completed:

5.1. At least six (6) months of approved seagoing service as seaman, or

5.2. Special Training, either Pre-sea or on board ship. Including an approved period of seagoing service

which shall not be less than two (2) months or

5.3. Approved seagoing service as Deck Cadet (Assistant Deck Officer) not less than four (4) months in

national waters or two (2) months in international waters.

5.4. (FOR REVALIDATION) must prove the continuity of professional competence stipulated in Regulation

I/11, proving that he has fulfilled at least one of the following conditions:

5.4.1. Have performed an approved seagoing service, performing own functions of the Seaman’s Book

that he/she holds, for at least:

5.4.1.1. A total of twelve (12) months during the preceding five (5) years, or

5.4.1.2. A total of three (3) months during the six (6) months immediately prior to revalidation.

5.4.2. Have satisfactorily completed the Refreshing course stipulated in Regulation I/11 of the

Convention and approved by the PMA.

6. Certificate of Proficiency as Rating forming part of a Navigational Watch (Regulation II/4) issued by either Panama Maritime Authority or any State Party of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended and not restricted by PMA.

7. IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aid.

8. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

9. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

10.IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

11.IMO 3.27 – Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers or IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (Must be endorsed by Panama´s administration).

REQUIREMENTS FOR MARINE TECHNICIAN SUPPORT

1. One (1) color photography, 4 x 4 cm (shoulders and face exposed, not head covering, white background) recently taken (no more than six (6) months), attached to the application form.

1.1 Seafarer, who in person processes in the PMA main office in Panama, is exempted from this requirement, because it will be taken at the application’s entry.

2. Original document: valid passport in case of foreigners, or valid identity card for Panamanians.

3. Valid Medical Certificate according to: Regulation I/9 of the STCW’78, as amended, and to MLC 2006 (original document). Every consulate is obliged to request the “list of approved physicians” to the maritime authority of the corresponding country; and they shall send a copy to the corresponding Panama Maritime Authority’s regional documentation office.

4. All applications submitted to the Certification Department (General Directorate of Seafarers of the Panama Maritime Authority main office in Panama) have a cost of USD$8.00 paid either with a franking machine print [based on Article 55 of the Law No.8 of March 15th, 2010] or in the offices of the Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the receipt must be brought. In the case of consulates/authorized offices, a USD$10.00 handling fee will be added per every process (documents revision and service handling).

5. Employment letter or letter of experience or diploma.

6. IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aid.

7. IMO 1.19 – Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques.

8. IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

9. IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

10. IMO 3.27 – Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers or IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (Must be endorsed by Panama´s administration).