Friday, June 24, 2016

Approved service providers for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear.

Reference:
a. Resolution No. 106-OMI-83-DGMM
b. MSC.1/Circ.1277
c. MSC.1/Circ.1206 Rev.1 - Measures to Prevent Accidents with Lifeboats d. Resolution No. JD 020-2015 of February 15, 2015

1. Purpose
1.1. Considering the adoption of the MSC.1/Circ.1277 of 23 May 2008, through Resolution No. 106- OMI-83-DGMM of 14 October 2011, Interim Recommendation on Conditions for Authorization of Service Providers for Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and on-load Release Gear, which recommend governments to ensure that the thorough examination, operational testing, repair, and overhaul of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear were carried out in accordance with SOLAS regulation III/20 by service providers that are qualified in these operations for each make and type of equipment for which they provide the service.

1.2. Taking into account the guidelines on MSC.1/Circ.1206 Rev.1 of 11 June 2009, Service providers carrying out the thorough examination, operational testing, repair and overhaul of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear should be authorized in accordance with MSC.1/Circ.1277, this Administration would like to inform the requirements to apply for permanent authorization and also provide the list of authorized services providers according to point 3 of the aforementioned Circular.

1.3. It is also important to mention that this Administration accept that Service Providers Approved by Manufactures to carrying out the thorough examination, operational testing repair and overhaul of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear in accordance with SOLAS III/20 also Services Providers approved by IACS or Approved by other Administrations are also accepted in a case by case basis.

 2. Requirements for Authorization of Service Providers for Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and on-load Release Gear: 2.1. Companies interested to be authorized by Panama Maritime Authority as Service Providers for Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and on-load Release Gear, shall comply with the following requirements:
a) Apply through Panama legal representative, (application shall be presented through memorial addressed to General Directorate of Merchant Marine) to be approved for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on load release gear of Panamanian Flag Vessels.
b) Copy of documentation of personnel certified in accordance with a recognized national, international or industry standard as applicable, or an equipment manufacturer’s established certification program.
 c) Copy of valid Quality System Certificate for the Company.
d) For service providers situated in other countries, the Administration may accept or recognize service providers authorized, certified by IACS members, for this purposes.
e) Evidence of prior authorizations or long term experience and demonstrated expertise as service provider. f) Home Country Company Registry Certificate
 g) Payment receipt or copy of the bank transfer for the amount of US$ 500.00 (Resolution JD 020-2015 of February 15, 2015) (applicable from October 14, 2015). 3. List of Service providers 3.1. As required by MSC.Circ.1277, to ensure that information regarding authorized service providers for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear is made available to mariners this Administration informs that the current authorized Service providers that have presented the required documents to get approval from this Administration, in accordance with the MSC.Circ.1277 to carry out servicing and maintenance for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear for Panama flag vessels are the follows:
1. ACEBI SAS France

2. BEACON OFFSHORE LTD.
3. BG SAFE S.R.L. Thailand Livorno, Italy
4. BIANCHI AND CECCHI SERVICE INC. Miami FL, USA
 5. CHANGHAE MARINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT CO. Busan, Korea
 6. COBALT BLUE BELGIUM BVBA. Belgium
7. COBALT BLUE LTD. (GRECIA) Piraeus, Greece
8. COBALT BLUE ROMANIA SRL. Romania
 9. COBALT BLUE SINGAPORE PTE., LTD. Singapur
10. COBALT BLUE TRADING (SHANGHAI), CO. LTD. Shanghai, PRC
11. COBALT BLUE USA INC. Louisiana, USA
12. DAELIM MARINE CO., LTD. Ulsan, Korea
13. DAEWOO MARINE IND. CO, INCHEON Incheon, Korea
 14. DMI SNT CO., LTD. Ulsar, Korea
15. EVERSAILING MARINE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Guangzhou, China
16. FASSMER SERVICE AMERICA LLC. Florida, USA
17. FASSMER SERVICE GmbH & Co KG Motzen, Germany
18. FIBRE CRAFT ASIA PTE., LTD. Singapore
19. FIRST INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS LIMITED Aberdeen, Scotland

20. FREE OCEAN SHIP ENGINEERING & SERVICE CO., LTD. Qingdao, China
21. G.S. MARINE SERVICES LTD. Cyprus
 22. GLOBAL MARINE SAFETY (GUANGZHOU) Guangzhou, China
23. GLOBAL MARITIME AS Sola, Norway
24. HANSA LIFEBOAT GERMANY LTD. Hamburg, Germany
25. HANYOUNG ENTERPRISE LTD. Busan, Korea
26. HARDING SAFETY PANAMA INC., Panama
27. HARDING SAFETY UK LIMITED United Kingdom
28. HARDING SAFETY USA, INC. Delaware USA
29. HATECKE SERVICE GmbH Germany
0. HYTEK A/S Sindal, Denmark
31. HYUNDAI LIFEBOATS SHANGHAI CO., LTD.
32. INTERNATIONAL MARITIME GROUP Shanghai, China Dubai,UAE
33. KOSCO CP., LTD., Busan, Korea
34. KOSMOA INC. Busan, Korea
35. KYONG - IN SAFETY SERVICES CO., LTD. Incheon, Korea
36. L.A. MARITIME SERVICE INC California, USA
37. LIANYUNGANG GANGWAN MARITIME SAFETY EQUIPMENT CO. LTD. Jiangsu, PRC
 38. LSA-SERVICE GmbH
 39. L46 TRADERS (BOSSS LIFEBOAT & LIFESAVING SERVICES) Bassum, Germany Durban, South Africa
40. M.A.R. SRL. Geneva, Italy
41. MARLAND BOAT SERVICE LIMITED Tortola, B.V.I.
 42. MARTEC LTD. Glyfada, Greece
43. NAM TAE PYUNG YANG CO., LTD. Busan, Korea
44. NANTONG HAIOU LIFESAVING & PROTECTION EQUIPMENT CO. LTD. Nantong, China 45. NAVALIMPIANTI USA, INC. Florida, USA
46. NAVALIMPIANTI-TECNIMPIANTI GROUP. Genova, Italy
47. NAVIGATION 'S S.R.L. Italy
 48. NCGB ENGINEERING CO. PVT. LTD Kolkata, India
49. RAINBOW MARINE ENGINEERING (SHANGHAI) CO.,LTD.
50. REINA MARINE LTD. Shanghai Athens, Greece
51. SAMWOO T.E.S. CO. LTD. Busan, Korea
52. SHANGHAI MINGYU MARINE SERVICE CO., LTD. Shanghai, PRC
53. SHANGHAI OCEAN MARINE SERVICES CO., LTD. Shanghai, PRC
 54. SHANTOU ANHANG SHIP’S EQUIPMENT SERVICE CO., LTD., Guandong, PRC
55. SHIPTECH MARINE SERVICE Paranagua, Brazil
56. STAR SHIPCARE PTE., LTD. Singapore
 57. SURVISEA S.R.L. Argentina
58. SURVIVAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL (UK) LTD.SURVISEA S.R.L. United Kingdom
 59. TISA LIFEBOATS & LA SERVICE S.A. Colon, Panama
60. TRINITY MARITIME SERVICES, S.A. Panama City, Panama
61. UMOE SCHAT HARDING S.L. Cadiz, Spain
62. UMOE SCHAT-HARDING (F.E.) PTE LTD, (SINGAPORE) Singapore
63. UMOE SCHAT-HARDING B.V. Netherlands
64. UMOE SCHAT-HARDING Gmbh (GERMANY) Germany
65. UMOE SCHAT-HARDING LIMITED (England) United Kingdom
66. UMOE SCHAT-HARDING LSA SERVICES (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD. Shanghai, PRC
 67. VIKING HELLAS S.A. Piraeus, Greece
68. VIKING LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT A/S Denmark
69. WILLIEM POT B.V. Netherlands

3.2. We remind you that the abovementioned service providers do not require further authorizations to carry out the servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear on Panamanian flagged vessels.
 3.3. In addition please note that Companies approved by this Administration shall pay the amount of US$ 250.00 for the issuance of the Certificate of Approval for the Launching Appliance and onload release gear. (Applicable from October 14, 2015). This Approval is valid for five (5) years
3.4. Last but not the least, it is important to clarify that service providers not listed in paragraph 3.1 of this Merchant Marine Circular, as well those service providers not approved by the manufacturers, shall continue to request authorizations in a case by case basis.
June 2016 – New Companies added “International Maritime Group”; “Lianyungang Gangwan Maritime Safety Equipment CO., LTD.”; “Sahntou Anhang Ship’s Equipment Services CO., LTD.” and “Trinity Maritime Services, S.A.” April, 2016 – New Companies added “BG SAFE S.R.L.”; “L46 TRADERS (BOSSS LIFEBOAT & LIFESAVING SERVICES)”; “REINA MARINE LTD.”
March, 2016 - New Company added “Shiptech Marine Service”
January, 2016 – New Companies added “Daelim Marine Co., Ltd.”; “Global Maritime As”; “Hyundai Lifeboats Shanghai Co., Ltd.” amendment to paragraph 3.3. S
eptember, 2015 – new Company added “Shanghai Mingyu Marine Service Co., Ltd.”
July, 2015 – new Company added “Eversailing Marine Safety Technology Co., Ltd.”
 May, 2015 – point d) in reference added; point f) in 2.1 has been added; new companies added Global Marine Safety (Guangzhou), First Integrated Solutions Limited, Nantong Haiou Lifesaving & Protection Equipment Co. Ltd; Free Ocean Ship Engineering & Service Co., Ltd.; Hytek A/S; Fassmer Service America Llc.; Lsa-Service Gmbh; name change of company Schat Harding Panama Inc. to Harding Safety Panama Inc.; new paragraph 3.3 added.
February, 2015 – new companies added Survisea S.R.L., Hatecke Service GmbH and Beacon Offshore Ltd.
November, 2014 – new companies added Marland Boat Service Limited, Fibre Craft Asia Pte., Ltd., Rainbow Marine Engineering (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and Star Shipcare Pte., Ltd., amendment to wording in paragraph 3.3.
 October, 2014 – Correction of Company Name Harding Safety UK Limited)
April, 2014 – Correction of Company Name (No.2 and 11)
 March, 2014 - 1 New Company added
February, 2014 - 5 New Companies added, Correction of Company Name (No.34)
December, 2013 – 6 New Companies added
August, 2013 – 7 New Companies added
June, 2013 – 9 New Companies added April, 2013 – New Companies added April, 2013 – New Company added
 January, 2013 – Correction of Company name (No. 36) and inclusion of 2 new companies (No. 32 and No. 25). December, 2012 Inquiries concerning the subject of this Circular or any request should be directed to: Directorate General of Merchant Marine Panama Maritime Authority Phone: (507) 501-5033 Fax: (507) 501-5083