Panama Maritime Authority Launches GMSIPI for Enhanced Maritime Safety
Jan 11, 2024
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The Panama Maritime Authority's Merchant Marine Circular MMC-373, released in December 2023, marks the implementation of the Global Maritime Safety Inspection Platform (GMSIPI). This platform represents a significant technological advancement in maritime safety inspections.
Purpose of GMSIPI
The GMSIPI platform is designed to digitize and integrate the inspection process of Panama-flagged vessels, ensuring more efficient and accurate safety compliance checks.
Key Features of the Platform
Digital Inspections: Eliminating paper-based methods, the platform allows for digital execution and real-time integration of inspections.
Shipowner and Operator Registration: Facilitating shipowners and operators to track safety inspections, monitor deficiencies, and coordinate future inspections.
Registration and Usage Procedures
MMC-373 details the procedure for registering on the platform, highlighting the steps for initial registration as a guest and subsequent registration as an operator.
Impact on Maritime Operations
This initiative is expected to significantly enhance the efficiency of safety inspections, contributing to higher standards of maritime safety and compliance.
The introduction of the GMSIPI platform by the Panama Maritime Authority is a vital step in modernizing maritime safety inspections, ensuring greater transparency and operational efficiency for Panama-flagged vessels.