ENDORSEMENTS OF SEAFARERS
Panama ships are subject to the provisions in accordance with the STCW 78/95/2010 Convention concerning the competency of officers and seafarers. There are no restrictions imposed on the nationality of the master, officers, and crew engaged on Panama ships.
The procedure for obtaining a provisional endorsement (valid for 3 months) within a few days. Panama administration will provide you an Endorsement with the same capacity, function, level, limitation, and validity of the National Certificate of Competency attached to the application for Panamanian Endorsement. The national document must be issued by the maritime authority of a country within the white list published by the International Maritime Organization.
Full Term Endorsement in accordance with Certificate of Competency is issued during the period of validity of provisional endorsement.