February 28, 2024
  • 3:06 am The Panamanian flag is flying on 16% of the world’s ships fleet
  • 6:51 am Panama is the venue of the “XXIII meeting of the Agreement Committee and Administrators of Information Centers as well as Technical Work Groups” of the Viña del Mar Agreement.
  • 4:49 am Panama continues to be the leader in flag ship registry with 8,662 vessels
  • 8:04 am Statement from the Panama Ship Registry
  • 8:01 am Panamanian Arsenio Dominguez is elected IMO’s Secretary General
Hong Kong

Seafarer’s License

Obtaining a Panamanian Seafarer’s License is a quick and simple process, which begins by:

  • Contacting The Consulate General of Panama in Hong Kong at crew@panamaconsulatehk.com
  • Duly accomplished application form and attached all the required supporting documents.
  • The issuance of endorsement of a Transitional Certificate allows officers and ratings to work on board a Panamanian vessel for a period no longer than 90 days with the same capacity, function, level, limitations and validity of the home country license.
  • Home country license must have been issued by the Maritime Authority of a country within the “White List” published by the International Maritime Organization.
  • Within three months, the permanent certificate will be issued, through our Regional Panama Maritime Authority Office.
  • The Panama Maritime Authority, through the Directorate General of Seafarers (DGGM), notifies that as of November 1st 2001, Panamanian merchant marine offices only accept applications for Title Endorsement under STCW 95 regulations.