The Consulate General of the Republic of Panama in London, England will issue an Endorsement for all seafarers on board a Panamanian register
vessel attesting the recognition of a certificate with the same capacity,function, level, limitations and validity of the Licence attached to the
application of endorsement of a Panamanian Certificate.
The issuance of the Transitional Certificate allows officers and ratings to work on board a Panamanian vessel for a period no longer that 90 days with
their home country licence.
After the transitional License is prepared all the documents are forwarded to the Regional Technical Office in London, who will provide the seafarer with the fullterm seaman’s book.
Following instructions in accordance with STCW 78/1995 Convention, asÂ from November 10 Â 2001, Merchant Marine Consulates will only accept
application forms for Endorsement of Title complying with the 1995amendments of the STCW 78 Convention.
Any License for revalidation must have been issued by the Maritime Authority of a country within the “White List” published by the International Maritime Organisation.