Seafarers License and Endorsement

Steps for Certification

The Certification Department at the Panama Maritime Authority is in charge of the review, certifies and issuance of the technical documentations requires for Officers and Ratings that work aboard Panama Flag vessels.

The Certification Department is also Responisble to:

  • Advise clients on special qualifications and endorsement requires to ensure the strict compliance of the STCW´78 as amended.
  • Eliminate fraudulent applications for crew certification and to reduce the illegal duplication of crew documentation.
  • Evaluate and process the applications of seafarer’s documentation in compliance with the National provisions and the STCW´78 as amended

The General Directorate of Seafarers has implemented the Seafarer’s Automated Application System (SAA) specifically designed to submit complete and well documented STCW compliant seafarer’s application. This tool allows greater operational flexibility for shipmanagers and shipoweners in saving time, money and personnel resource

For additional information, please contact:

Deck Department COC
Engine Department COC
  • OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH (III/1)
  • SECOND ENGINEER OFFICER (III/2 Ó III/3)
  • CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICER (III/2 OR III/3)
  • ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER (III/6)
Ratings
  • DECK CADET
  • ORDINARY SEAMAN
  • RATING FORMING PART OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH (ABLE
  • SEAMAN) II/4
  • BOSUN II/4 OR BOSUN II/5
  • ABLE SEAFARER DECK II/5
  • MARINE TECHNICIAN
  • REEFERMAN
  • CARPENTER
  • DOCTOR
  • NURSE
  • HOTEL STAFF
  • STEWARD
  • COOK MLC 2006
  • COOK LESS THAN 10 CREWMEMBERS
  • FLUVIAL OFFICER
  • FIRST FLUVIAL OFFICER
  • FLUVIAL CAPTAIN
  • ENGINE CADET
  • ELECTRO-TECHNICAL CADET
  • WIPER
  • RATING FORMING PART OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH (OILER) III/4
  • MOTORMAN III4 OR MOTORMAN III5
  • ABLE SEAFARER ENGINE III/5
  • ELECTRO-TECHNICAL RATING III/7
  • WELDER
  • PUMPMAN
  • FITTER
  • MECHANIC
  • ELECTRICIAN
  • CONDUCTOR OF NAVAL MACHINERY
  • FIRST CONDUCTOR OF NAVAL MACHINERY
  • SUPERIOR CONDUCTOR OF NAVAL MACHINERY
Certificate Of Proficiency
  • TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS V/1
  • RATINGS (II/4, II/5, III/4, III/5 & III/7)
 Certificates of Course Endorsement
  • COURSE CERTIFICATE
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Welcome

The Panama Canal

On behalf of our country, we are pleased to Welcome you to the Website of The Consulate of Panama, in Kobe Japan.

It is an honor to serve as Consul General of this office which has its consular jurisdiction over the Fukui, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions.

We are located in the second metropolitan region of Japan and in one of the largest shipping centers of the world. Furthermore, we supervise and work together as a team with the office of the Panama Maritime Authority located in the city of Imabari, which is a sister city of Panama city.

Our office essentially provides Maritime and Consular Services along with the promotion of the Panamanian culture and the enhancement of the trade and academic relationships between Panama and the people, companies and institutions of western Japan.

This site aims to provide general information about our country, the Panama Merchant Marine along with other consular and cultural services that our office provides within western Japan, giving you a better understanding of the role and functions of our Office.