Panama Policy on MODU Code and Offshore Drilling Units
C23067 | 15 November 2023
Notice to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators / Surveyors
This Circular is issued to advise that the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has issued Circular MMC-87 which establishes guidelines for applying the “Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1979” to existing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), and the applicability of the IMO MODU Codes to MODUs, under the Panama Flag.
The Circular also provides instructions related to IMO applicable provisions and Certification, considering the dates of adoption of the IMO MODU Codes by the PMA, and the means of propulsion fitted to the vessels.
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators / Surveyors should familiarize themselves with the contents of the Circular, as applicable.