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TIN news:    The Panama Maritime Authority has issued circular to update the instructions and procedures for ISPS Audit Extensions and request Additional Verification due to special circumstances where any of the Verifications indicated in the Section 19.1.1 Part A of the ISPS Code can not be carried out.
Panama Maritime Authority informs users that according to the ISPS Code Section 19.1.2 it is established that the verifications of ships shall be carried out by officers of the Administration. This Administration, however, has entrusted the verifications to Recognized Security Organizations (RSOs) referred to in regulation XI-2/1, and listed in Merchant Marine Circular No. 131. 
In order to authorize ISPS Audit extensions and request Additional verifications, the following documents shall be submitted:
Email or letter issued by the RSO indicating the reason which has not been carried out the verification and indicate the exact date and place where the ISPS Verification will take place.
Interim / Short Term ISSC only if the extension requested is due to the Initial Verification.
ISPS Intermediate Verification, in case of renewal verification, it was not previously submitted to the Maritime Ships Security Department.
Panama Circular

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