In accordance with IMO regulations as amendment, officers and crew onboard aboard Panamanian vessels must possess valid documentation establishing their professional qualifications.
Panamanian titles are obtained through endorsement of a valid title complying with the 1995 Amendments of the STCW 78 Convention and issued by a White List country. Those countries are certified in compliance with the STCW 95 Amendment and featured in the IMO's White List.
Nationals of a White List country shall seek direct endorsement of their home license, while residents will have to demonstrate additionally that they were trained in a center recognized by the maritime administration of a White List country.
Upon reception of the completed application form accompanied by the supporting documents we provide applicants with a Transitory Certificate (CT) allowing them to work aboard a Panamanian vessel, during three months.
Transitory Certificates are issued promptly, following a careful review of all records, and are send scanned the same day to the applicants. We ensure that the applicant will received the Permanent endorsement as quick as possible.
Isthmus Marine Documentation (IMD) is an Authorized Seafarers Agent for INTERNATIONAL MERCHANT MARINE REGISTRY of BELIZE (IMMARBE). Belize is a commonwealth country. Belize official language is English which makes their Indian counterparts communicate comfortably.
Belize is an IMO STCW White List country. Also, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has confirmed that in accordance with Regulation 1/8 of the STCW 1978 Convention, it has received the required evaluation which demonstrates that Belize is giving full and complete effect to the aforementioned Convention.
The procedures for the issuance of Endorsements by IMMARBE are based on equivalence, requiring evidence that the candidate hold an appropriate, recognized and valid certificate from a country that is on the IMO White List.
IMD has been authorized by IMMARBE for aiding the maritime community by providing the seafarers the following services
- Seaman Books,
- Marine Technicians Seaman Books,
- Endorsements for rating and officers
- Certificates of Competence
- All mandatory STCW Training courses
The verification of the certifications issued under IMMARBE are easily verified on IMMARBE’s web page as follow http://www.immarbe.com/verification/
Isthmus Marine Documentation (IMD) has been recently approved by the Government of MOLDOVA for processing the endorsements for officers. Endorsements for rating are not mandatory in MOLDOVA FLAG which made the cost cheaper comparing to other flags. In case any further assistance and/or quotation please contact IMD.