Administration of Panama Maritime Authority
The Directorate General of Merchant Marine (DGMM) of the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has as a primary goal to promote safety of human life at sea, security, and protection of the marine environment. Within this perspective, it is committed to the provision of highly standards maritime education in accordance with the amended STCW ’78, thus ensuring Seafarers serving aboard vessels entitled to fly the Panamanian Flag are well trained, qualified, and certified.
ALS Hellenic Maritime Training Center proudly carries the Authorization by the DGMM of the PMA, thus providing endorsed certification of training. Our institution and its partners have been fully accredited by the Panama Maritime Authority to conduct STCW courses designed for Deck/Engine Officers and Ratings at the most competitive prices in the market. Also, our MTC operates under ISO 9001:2015 approved by Bureau Veritas and accredited by UKAS.
Additionally, our Maritime Training Center offers the most competitively priced range of comprehensive functional, technical, management and MLC courses, needed to upgrade the knowledge, skills and competences of Seafarers, all whilst maintaining compliance with the amended STCW ’78 (including Manila Amendments 2010), SOLAS, MARPOL 73/78, and MLC provisions.
ALS HMTC’s major effort is to promote maritime safety, security and environmental awareness by providing maritime career-oriented education to Seafarers leading to Certificates issued by White List Member States of the amended STCW Convention. Needless to emphasize that the holders of Certificates issued under the approval of the Directorate General of Merchant Marine of the Panama Maritime Authority have a great opportunity in joining vessels which are entitled to fly Flags serving merchant shipping globally.