Panama lists PMSCs authorized to be hired by Panamanian flagged vessels
May 18, 2022
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The Panama Maritime Authority has issued the list of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) authorized by Panama Administration to offer their services as Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) onboard Panamanian flagged vessels transiting High Risk Areas.
The use of PCASP should not be considered as an alternative to Best Management Practices (BMP) and other protective measures. It is recommended that BMP should be considered as the first, minimum, preventative option. Placing armed guards on board as a means to secure and protect the ship and its crew should only be considered after a risk assessment has been carried out.
All Panamanian flagged vessels contracting Authorized Private Maritime Security Companies from the list above do not need to request any type of authorization unless the same is required by a Port Authority.