Panama ships are subject to the provisions in acordance with the STCW 78 / 95 / 2010 Convention concerning the competency of officers and seamen.
There are no restrictions imposed on the nationality of the master, officers and crew engaged on Panama ships.
Panama Maritime Authority through its consulates and authorized offices will provide you with a Title Endorsement with the same capacity, function, level, limitation and validity of the license attached to the application for Panamanian Title Endorsement.
On the entry of a ship in the Panama register, The Panama Maritime Authority will issue a Minimum Safe Manning Certificate. A Valid Minimum Safe Manning Certificate must be carried by all panamanian merchant ships of 500 gross tonnage and over.
Understanding the needs of the actual maritime industry, and specifically the problems you may encounter with applications and issuing time of the Panamanian crew licenses with the Panamanian registry, our office is in position to offer you a variety of outstanding services, in the shortest time possible.
Normally it will take us one working day to assist you to obtain a temporary certificate (CT), so you will have it for the next day, if urgent even on the same day. Panama administration will provide you a Title Endorsement with the same capacity, function, level, limitation and validity of the license attached to the application for Panamanian Title Endorsement. The date of issuance of the national documents must not be older than 5 years according to Panamanian regulations and the certificates must have been issued by the maritime authority of a country within the white list published by the International Maritime Organization.
How to apply
Scan copies of the following documents:
Send copies of the above documents to following email addresses:
Upon receipt of the above listed copies of the documents you will be provided with a Temporary Certificate (valid for three months) send to you scanned in color by email within the same day or in any case no later than within two working days. Original temporary licenses and permanent licenses once issued will be sent by courier or certified mail if such preferred or convenient to the designated address provided by you.
For more instructions, prices and information on how to apply for panama marine licences please request instructive for issue of a title endorsement or contact our office.