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Class Certificat​e onboard all Panamanian Vessels of 500 GT and above from June 1, 2013

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PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY – MERCHANT MARINE CIRCULAR MMC-267

 To: Ship-owners/Operators, Company Security Officers, Legal Representatives of Panamanian Flagged Vessels, Panamanian Merchant Marine Consulates and Recognized Organizations (ROs).

Subject: Notification of Resolution No. 106-146-DGMM

Reference: Resolution No. 106-146-DGMM

1. The purpose of this Circular is to inform users of the Panamanian Registry about the issuance of Resolution No. 106-146-DGMM by which from June 1, 2013, all Panamanian flagged vessels of 500 GT and above, shall maintain a Class Certificate onboard that certifies that its structure, machinery and electrical equipment are in full compliance with the provisions of the International Conventions ratified by the Republic of Panama.

2. Furthermore, cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage, non-propelled vessels, wooden vessels, pleasure yachts not engaged in international trade and fishing vessels are exempt to comply with the aforementioned.

3. In addition, the aforementioned Class Certificate shall be issued by a Recognized Organization duly authorized by the Directorate General of Merchant Marine, which  has been formally approved to issue this certificate, according to Resolution J.D. No. 019-2005 of November 24, 2005, modified by Resolution J.D. No. 022-2009 of October 29, 2009.

  • February, 2013
  • Inquiries concerning the subject of this Circular or any request should be directed to:
  • Directorate General of Merchant Marine
  • Panama Maritime Authority
  • Phone: (507) 501-5050 / 501-5010
  • Fax: (507) 501-5007

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T.H.Chen April 29, 2013 - 3:13 AM

Dear Sirs;
1. Please clarify whether the “class certificate” is classification certificate, which is not Loadline Certificate,Safety Construction Certificate,etc.,

2. Is our Society “China Corporation Register of Shipping”(CR) a Recognized Organization duly authorized by the Directorate General of Merchant Marine, which has been formally approved to issue this certificate?

— T.H.Chen (Manager of Planning Department)

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