Friday, June 24, 2016

Authorized Recognized Security Organizations (RSO). Reports and Fees.

Authorized Recognized Security Organizations (RSO). Reports and Fees.

Reference:
 SOLAS 74/78
 Chapter XI-2
 MMC 156
 MMC 324

1. The purpose of this Merchant Marine Circular is to serve as guidance regarding the amendments to the SOLAS Convention and to the new Chapters regarding Maritime Security and the ISPS Code. 2. The diplomatic Conference on Maritime Security held in London in December 2002 adopted provisions in the International Convention for the safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) to enhance maritime security. The ISPS Code has been implemented internationally since the 1st of July 2004. 3. Having regard to the importance of the ISPS Code, the Panama Maritime Authority through its Board of Directors created the Maritime Ships Security Department. 4. The Panama Maritime Authority has incorporated the figure of Recognized Security Organizations (RSO) in the implementation of the ISPS Code. 5. The Panama Maritime Authority has recognized as the RSOs responsible for the Evaluation of Ship Security Plans (SSP):
1. AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING
2. BUREAU VERITAS
3. CR CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY
4. CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY
 5. DNV GL AS
6. HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING
 7. INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING
8. INTERMARITIME CERTIFICATION SERVICES, S. A.
9. INTERNATIONAL MARITIME REGISTER (PANAMA), INC.
10. INTERNATIONAL NAVAL SURVEYS BUREAU AND SECURITY SERVICES PRIVATE PROVIDER, S.A.
11. INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF SHIPPING (PANAMA)


12. ISTHMUS BUREAU OF SHIPPING
 13. KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING
14. LLOYD’S REGISTER GROUP LIMITED
15. MACOSNAR CORPORATION
 16. NATIONAL SHIPPING ADJUSTER INC.
17. NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI
18. OVERSEAS MARINE CERTIFICATION SERVICES, INC.
19. PANAMA MARINE SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION SERVICES.
20. PANAMA MARITIME DOCUMENTATION SERVICES INC.
 21. PANAMA SHIPPING REGISTRAR, INC.
22. PHOENIX REGISTER OF SHIPPING, S.A.
23. POLSKI REJESTR STATKOW, S.A.
 24. QUALITAS REGISTER OF SHIPPING S.A.
25. RINA SERVICES S.p.A.
26. RUSSIAN MARITIME REGISTER OF SHIPPING
27. UNIVERSAL SHIPPING BUREAU INC.
 28. ST EDUCATION AND TRAINING PTE. LTD.

 6. Upon evaluation of the Ship Security Plan (SSP) by any of the above mentioned RSO(s) ship-owners shall be notified of the approval so they can contact a RSO (Verifier) to carry out the verification on board. The following list of RSO(s) has been recognized for the Verification Process, to issue Interim ISSC Certificate and Short term certificate in the specific cases of the paragraph 8 and 9.
 1. AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING
2. BUREAU VERITAS
3. CR CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY
 4. CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY
5. DNV GL AS
6. HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING
7. INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING
8. INTERMARITIME CERTIFICATION SERVICE.
9. INTERNATIONAL MARITIME REGISTER (PANAMA), INC.
10. INTERNATIONAL NAVAL SURVEYS BUREAU AND SECURTY SERVICES PRIVATE PROVIDER, S. A.
11. INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF SHIPPING (PANAMA)
12. ISTHMUS BUREAU OF SHIPPING
13. KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING
14. LLOYD’S REGISTER GROUP LIMITED
15. MACOSNAR CORPORATION
16. NATIONAL SHIPPING ADJUSTER INC.
17. NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI
18. OVERSEAS MARINE CERTIFICATION SERVICES, INC.
19. PANAMA MARINE SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION SERVICES
20. PANAMA MARITIME DOCUMENTATION SERVICES INC.
21. PANAMA SHIPPING REGISTRAR, INC.
22. PHOENIX REGISTER OF SHIPPING, S.A.
 23. POLSKI REJESTR STATKOW, S.A.
 24. QUALITAS REGISTER OF SHIPPING S.A.
25. RINA SERVICES S.p.A.
26. RUSSIAN MARITIME REGISTER OF SHIPPING
 27. UNIVERSAL SHIPPING BUREAU INC.
7. Starting from August 2016, the Interim International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) will be issued accordance to Section A/19.4 of the ISPS Code and the RSO carried out the verification in accordance to the ISPS Regulation 19.4.2. 8. The Interim ISSC shall be issued in a Form corresponding to the model given in the Appendix 2 to the Part A of the ISPS Code and the validity should not exceed more than six (6) months. During this period the Recognized Security Organization (RSO) and the company operator should ensure to make all the necessary arrangements to complete the Initial verification in order to apply for the ISSC Full Term with this Administration. We kindly request all Recognized Security Organizations and company operators to avoid requesting an ISSC extension. The issuance of a second interim will not be allowed. 9. For renewal verification and the following cases the Recognized Security Organization (RSO) shall issue a Short Term Certificate which should not exceed more than five (5) months.
1. Change of vessel name
2. Change of physical address of the operator company
 3. Change of name of the operator company
 4. Change of tonnage
 5. Change of type of vessel
6. Change of Company IMO Number 10. In both cases, the Interim International Ship Security Certificate and Short Term certificate must be identified with the correct name in order to apply for the International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC FULL).
11. The Panama Maritime Authority will issue a Full International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) to a vessel according to the MMC 205 when the RSO carried out the verification and submits a report to the Panama Maritime Authority detailing the inspection carried out and determining that the vessel is found in compliance with the approved ship security plan.
12. The ISSC certificate shall be renewed after five (5) years of validity, and also an intermediate verification must be realized between the second and third anniversary date of the certificate by the RSO. REPORTS: 13. This Administration reminds all Recognized Security Organizations (RSO) that they must submit by e-mail to ispsaudit@amp.gob.pa a monthly report indicating the ship security plan approval (SSP), initial, intermediate, renewal or additional audit, and ISSC intermediate endorsement.
Also according to the Circular MMC-159, they must submit by e-mail or fax to nsmith@segumar.com and ispsaudit@amp.gob.pa a payment report every three (3) months of the Ship Security Plan Approvals (SSP) and Endorsement for Intermediate ISSC. Both reports shall also be submitted with the following information: a. Name of ship
b. IMO Number
 c. Number and type of certificate
 d. Date of issuance
e. Amount of Surcharge (as per MMC 324)
 f. Date of approval
g. Approval Certificate number
 h. Kind of audit
 i. Date of audit
FEES:
14. According to the Resolution J.D. 002-2010 dated February 3, 2010 and Merchant Marine Circular 324 the following fees are established for approvals, emission, re-emission, endorsement, change of name or any modifications of plans and must to be paid to this Administration since this date.
1. Ship Security Plan (SSP) US$50.00
2. Endorsement for Intermediate Verification of the ISSC US$50.00
For further assistance please note below contact points: Maritime Ships Security Department Phone (507)501-5037/5085 Fax (507)501-4202 Email: ispsaudit@amp.gob.pa
 June 2016 - Cancellation of PHOENIX MANAGEMENT SERVICES GROUP, INC.
 May 2016 – Modification of point 8 April 2016 – Suspension of GLOBAL SHIPPING CLASS INC. February 2016 – Suspension of PANAMA BUREAU OF SHIPPING and PANAMA REGISTER CORPORATION
January 2016- Modification of points 7,8 New paragraphs 9,10 and Exclusion of STET MARITIME PTE. LTD.
November 2015- Change of REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE to RINA SERVICES S.p.A.
 November 2015 – Change of the Subject name. New paragraphs and modifications of paragraphs. September 2015 – Inclusion of ST EDUCATION AND TRAINING PTE. LTD July 2015 - Cancellation of ST EDUCATION AND TRAINING PTE. LTD
June 2015 – Merger of Det Nnorske Veritas & Germanisher Lloyd to DNV GL AS March 2015 - Cancellation of Aspiotis Maritime Ltd. February,
2015 – Cancellation of Global Shipping Bureau, Inc. November, 2014 – Inclusion of one RSO on point 6 May, 2014 – Inclusion of two RSO on point 6, and two on point 8 March, 2014 – Modification of point 10 February, 2014 – Cancellation of one RSO October,2013 – Changes in point 9 and email of point 13 July,2013 – Changes in subject and point 13 April, 2013 – Cancellation of two RSO August, 2012 - (inclusion of new RO / RSO) January, 2012 - (inclusion of both Permanent & Provisional companies as per Res. No. 106-18-DGMM) Inquiries concerning the subject of this Circular or any other request should be directed to: Maritime Ships Security Department Directorate General of Merchant Marine Panama Maritime Authority Phone: (507) 501-5037 Fax: (507) 501-5256 E-mail: ispsaudit@amp.gob.pa