014/17/Gen.Inf. Panama issues guidance on the application of CSS Code

The Administration of Panama announced that the application of CSS Code Annex 14 is to be applied as a mandatory requirement to Panama flagged containerships.

Specifically, the Administration has issued the following instructions with reference to the application of the CSS Code, Annex 14 (MSC.1/Circ.1352)

Containerships with a date of keel laying on or after 1 January 2015 are subject to the provisions of Annex 14.
Existing containerships with a date of keel laying prior to 1 January 2015 are subject to the provisions of sections 4.4, 7.1, 7.3, and 8 in Annex 14; and
Existing containerships are subject to the provisions of sections 6 and 7.2 in Annex 14 as far as practical with the understanding that existing ships would not be required to be enlarged or undergo other major structural modification as determined by the flag State Administration

Please click below to view MSC.1/Circ.1352

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Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute

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