The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) set in motion a management model to be protected amid the global effects of COVID-19.
AMP informed that the payment for anchoring passenger ships in ports, berths, anchorage areas and marines in the nation’s territory, for ships registered under the Panamanian flag, is suspended for a period of ninety (90) calendar days.
In addition it established a 50% discount on the titling services of foreign seafarers who serve on board ships of the Panamanian registry, whose service is on passenger ships and that belong to the Panamanian Merchant Marine, more than ten (10) ships of this type.
It also offers a discount of up to a maximum of 50% on the rate of technical documentation services for foreign seafarers who work on board ships of Panama’s registry and who enroll cadets to carry out the required boarding period, as well as company that provides job opportunities to Panamanian naval officers.
Moreover, it \established that the ships at anchor must comply with the rules and regulations set forth to avoid marine pollution, the comprehensive management of waste and residues, applicable to all port and shipyard facilities in Panama.
This Resolution establishes the prohibition of crew change and any type of landing, unless the Ministry of Health (MINSA) expressly authorizes it.