027/17/Gen.Inf. Revised PMA MMC No 321 (CSR)

1. This Administration requests all Owners, Operators and Legal Representatives to apply for the Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) immediately the vessel has registered or cancelled from the Panamanian Registry, according to the Merchant Marine Circular No. 183 in order to maintain the correct sequential number and update the information of the CSR in order to avoid inconvenient with maritime authorities.
2. According to SOLAS Chapter XI-1 regulation 5, paragraph 3, the Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) is a special measure for enhancing the maritime security at sea and must be kept on board even when the vessel transfers to another flag state, is sold to another owner, is taken over by another bareboat charter, or any other company assumes the responsibility of the ship operation

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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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