The Panama Maritime Authority has issued circular aiming to require all Masters, Owners/Operators to report to Panama Flag State Section the corrections of deficiencies raised due to an Annual Safety Inspections within the next 30 days, as it is stated on the ASI Form.
This procedure shall be included in the vessel’s ISM manual. The certification process relevant to a Safety Management Certificate to a ship in the following steps: initial verification, intermediate verification, renewal verification and additional verification shall include a review of the status of the last flag state inspection. In case there is a deficiency or deficiencies not duly closed by this Administration or corrections of deficiencies have not been provided in the period established (30 days) this must be recorded as a finding in the audit report.
The actions taken by the operators/owners to correct the deficiencies found during Annual Safety Inspection, inspections must be send, duly documented (pictures, class or recognized organization survey report, certificate, certificate of maintenance, invoice, documents showing the correction done as supporting evidence depending the type or class of deficiency ) as soon as possible.
Further details may be found by reading the report below
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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