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Panama imposes $10,000 fine on ships tampering with transponders

Panama imposes $10,000 fine on ships tampering with transponders

Panama’s Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately...

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Panama okays latest tolls structure modifications

  Panama’s Cabinet Council has officially approved the modification of the Panama Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Board of...

Panama to expel 60 Iranian ships for fear of US sanctions

U.S. sanctions: Panama deflags 59 ships linked to Iran

Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) has revoked the registration of no fewer than 59 Iranian ships after the restoration of the US sanctions targeting transportation, oil...

Panama to expel 60 Iranian ships for fear of US sanctions

Panama to expel 60 Iranian ships for fear of US sanctions

Panama agreed to remove from its Ship Registry some 60 Iranian vessels to avoid being placed on a US Treasury blacklist. In 2016, some 60 Iranian vessels from Iran were...

Two die as Panama-flagged cargo ship sinks off Turkey’s coast

Two die as Panama-flagged cargo ship sinks off Turkey’s coast

Two crew members were killed on Monday after a Panama-flagged vessel, Volgo Balt 214 sunk off Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Turkish officials said seven crew members...

Panama to probe cause of Sincerity Ace blaze

Panama to probe cause of Sincerity Ace blaze

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) through the General Directorate of Merchant Marine’s Department of Maritime Accident Investigation has assigned an investigator...

Seafarer welfare: MtS, Panama sign MoU

Seafarer welfare: MtS, Panama sign MoU

International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers (MtS), has signed an agreement with the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) for the provision of seafarer...

Trade sanctions: Panama loses WTO claim against Colombia

Trade sanctions: Panama loses WTO claim against Colombia

A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel on Friday rejected Panama’s claim for $210 million annual sanctions against Colombia. The claim was instituted for...

Panama revokes registration of last migrant rescue ship

Panama revokes registration of last migrant rescue ship

The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan...

China, Panama to sign MoU on maritime cooperation

China, Panama to sign MoU on maritime cooperation

Panama’s Minister of Maritime Affairs Jorge Barakat held a meeting with China’s Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng, who visited the headquarters of the Panama...

Panama seizes 208 drug packages on Liberia-flagged containership

Panama seizes 208 drug packages on Liberia-flagged containership

A total of 208 packages containing drugs were seized by authorities from a containership’s ventilation system while the vessel was in Colon, Panama, on May 5. Public...

Panama to revoke registration of ships linked to North Korea 

Panama to revoke registration of ships linked to North Korea 

The Panama Maritime Authority has initiated a process of canceling the registration of the ships under its flag as the two vessels are suspected of breaching the...