Panama Maritime Authority -Updated list of authorized service providers

C23058 | 10 October 2023

Notice to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators / Surveyors / Auditors / Service Suppliers

This circular is issued to advise that the Panama Maritime Authority has re-issued Circular MMC-258 to update the “List of Service Providers” authorized to provide services for :

  • lifeboats (including free-fall lifeboats), rescue boats and fast rescue boats;
  • launching appliances;
  • on-load and off-load release gear for lifeboats (including primary and secondary means of launching appliances for free-fall lifeboats);
  • rescue boats;
  • fast rescue boats and
  • davit launched life rafts.


The circular reminds authorized service providers they must ensure that personnel performing the work are certified in accordance with IMO Resolution MSC.402. (96), for each make and type of equipment worked on. Makes and types of equipment, activities and the expiry date must be clearly written on the certificate issued to each of these personnel.

The circular also reminds companies to ensure that maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair on board its ships is conducted in accordance with these requirements and SOLAS regulation III/20, and that the company shall establish and implement health, safety and environment (HSE) procedures covering all activities set out in these requirements.

Act now

Ship Owners / Managers / Operators should consider the circular and refer to the revised list as necessary.

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