Technical Circular No. 009 | 2017

Subject: Panama administration Merchant marine notice MN-01/2017 on 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW convention and code.

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  • In cases where seafarer’s documentation is not in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW convention and code; taking into account the provisions of MSC.1/Circ.1560; Panama Administration vide merchant marine notice MN-01/2017 (copy attached) has advised Recognized Organizations to take lenient approach while assessing compliance with provisions of ISM code and not to considered this issue as non-conformity, until 1 July 2017.
  • This Notice is not to be considered as an extension to comply with the 2010 Manila amendments to STCW convention.
  • Ship owners / operators and masters are advised to be guided by above.


  1. Panama Maritime Authority Merchant marine notice MN-01/2017 regarding action to be taken in case where not all seafarers carry certificate and endorsement meeting the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW convention and code since January 1,2017


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