Panama Maritime Authority was created to unify various maritime competencies of the public administration, through Decree Law No.
7 of February 10, 1998, which is in charge of administrate, promote, regulate, design and execute policies, legal norms and regulations,
plans and programs that are directly, indirectly or convexly related to the operation and development of the Maritime Sector and
to ensure the faithful compliance with International Standards.
The General Directorate of Seafarers is responsible to enforce existing International and National Standards and for monitoring the Standards
of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers and working conditions of seafarers who provide services on board of the
Panamanian flag ship.
Directorate General of Seafarers Department ONLINE platform