Crew from Panama can now be trained in Cyprus and receive professional certifications
From being an Officer in Charge of the Guard’s (OOW) to an authorised Ship Cook, Panamanian seafarers can look forward to receive training and certifications, thanks to the AMP’s collaboration with the Republic of Cyprus.
Avenue for further maritime studies
The AMP recently joined hands with the Republic of Cyprus to offer tertiary education to Panamanian crew. Seafarers can look forward to further their maritime training through various scholarships in Cyprus. Upon completion, they will be able to opt for their Officer in Charge of the Guard (OOW) license, 5 partial scholarships in Ukraine, or even take promotion courses in an AMP authorised Maritime Training Centre. Crew are also able to utilise other scholarships for culinary studies to obtain the Ship’s Cook Certificate.
Swiss shipowner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) also offered 5 boarding opportunities to Panamanian seafarers. Interested parties can submit their applications through the General Directorate of Seafarers (DGGM) Database, which is managed by the AMP’s Department of Maritime Labour Affairs.
The authority is committed to promote the placement of Panamanian officers and cadets with high-level professional training and competitiveness, and at the forefront with technological requirements which guarantee safe and reliable maritime transport. Last month, the AMP signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Greek-owned Euronav Shipping Company to provide over 200 jobs for Panamanian crew for the next 3 years.
The AMP is also a valued partner of Marine Online through the Embassy of Panama in Singapore. Shipowners and charterers looking to obtain panama endorsement for crew can apply through the Marine Online platform and submit all required documents digitally – eliminating all cumbersome process of physically visiting the Embassy.