Panama Maritime Authority has issued the Circular MMC-195 providing revised requirements for LRIT Conformance TEST, see Circular attached.
- Starting July 1, 2023, all conformance test reports issued on behalf of Panama will be issued as electronic document in digitally signed PDF format, its means that the supplier will not send the hard copy of this Certificate, in this respect not need to pay the Courier expenses.
- The validity of this Conformance test will be one (1) year after the date of issue.
- The Conformance Test is now required to be carried out Annually, after one year from the initial test performed to the Vessel after its registration in Panama.
- To comply with this Annual Conformance test, exisiting Panama flagged vessels have to complete this test as follows:
CONFORMANCE TEST RENEWAL SCHEME
|DATE OF CURRENT TEST||DATE TO COMPLETE NEW TEST|
|COMPLETED before||Before 30 September 2023|
|Completed between||Before 30 November 2023|
|1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021|
|Completed between||Before 31 December 2023|
|1st. January -December 2022|
|Completed between||When the existing Test Report is one year (1) Old.|
|1 January – 30 June 2023|
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