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Paris MoU Pre-ports arrival checklist for Panama flagged vessels (MMC – 398)

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The purpose of this Merchant Marine Circular is to implement additional assessment requirements to decrease the detention numbers of vessels calling in PARIS MOU ports that may subject to Port State Control (PSC) inspections.

The scope of this Merchant Marine Circular includes Ship-owners/Operators, Company Designated Person Ashore (DPA), and Legal Representatives of Panama Flagged Vessels.

As you are aware the latest annual report of the PARIS MOU, indicates that Panama has been listed in the Grey List of performance of flag administrations.

As Administration one of our main objectives is comeback to the White List of the PARIS MOU, for the next annual report. For this reason, a checklist has drawn up (see ANNEX), to assist Ship-Owners, operators, technical managers, Designated Persons Ashore (DPA) and vessel Master´s to find weak items that can results as a ground for detention through Port State Control Inspections by PARIS MOU.

The checklist must be sent ninety-six hours (96hrs) before the vessel arrives to PARIS MOU ports, to the following email address: For voyages with lasts less than 96 hours (96hrs), the checklist must be sent at least twenty-four hours (24hrs) before arrival at port.

Source: Panama Ship Registry

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