navy.desa@gmail.com Ministry of Defence (N

irfc.nausena.nic.in

navy.desa@gmail.com Ministry of Defence (N

Tele 26113163/24121068 Integrated Headquarters

E-Mail:

navy.desa@gmail.com Ministry of Defence (Navy)

Dte of Ex-servicemen Affairs

6 th

Floor Chanakya Bhawan

Chanakyapuri

New Delhi 110021

DX/703/PANAMA Sep 2012

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Western Naval Command

SBS Road

Mumbai-400005

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Southern Naval Command

Naval Base

Kochi 682004

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Eastern Naval Command

C/O Fleet Mail Office

Visakhapatnam

The Commander-in-Chief

(for Command Welfare Office )

Headquarters ANC

Navy Office, Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Island

The Flag Officer Naval Aviation

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Goa Naval Area

Vasco

The Flag Officer Maharashtra & Gujarat Area

(for SO( Welfare))

Mumbai

The Commodore Bureau of Sailors

Cheetah Camp

Mankhurd

Mumbai-88


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SECOND CAREER IN THE MERCHANT NAVY FOR

RETIRING NAVAL PERSONNEL THROUGH

PANAMA CERTIFICATION

1. Republic of Panama has the largest Merchant Fleet strength with over

12000 ships of various types registered under Panama Flag, constituting 65% of

the world ship strength. Also, 70% of world shipping tonnage and over 60% of

world maritime trade is carried out on ships plying under Panama Flag. As

regards Indian shipping scenario, 30% of OSVs supporting off-shore exploration

in Indian waters are registered under Panama Flags. Thus, substantial

employment opportunities exist for Indian personnel holding Panamaian COC

onboard Panama registered ships.

2. The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has offered Merchant Navy

certification to serving and retired IN Naval Officers & Sailors. The details are as

given in succeeding paragraphs.

3. Eligibility.

Serving and retired Naval officers (both COS holders

and non COS holders) are eligible to apply for certification.

4. Officers should be in possession sea time and Bridge / Engine

Dept/Control Room Duties experience and passed Mandatory STCW Courses

as per STCW 2010 as per details placed at Appendix ‘A’

5. The officers will be awarded CoC(FG) based on the assessment carried

out by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) based on the Sea Service Extract

and Certificate of having successfully completed Mandatory STCW Modular

courses. There will be no Competency Course/Written Examination and OJT on

board Merchant ship followed by an Oral Exam. The assessment and evaluation

of sea time and verification of certificates will be carried out by Panama Maritime

Authority (PMA) with IHQ MoD (Navy)/NAMAC (certificate issuing institute) for

genuineness of the certificates. On verification, assessment will be carried out

for issue of the Provisional Certificate (Blue Chit) from the Consulate General

Office at Mumbai. The final documentation will arrive 4 - 8 weeks from the day

of submission.

6. The table enumerating the eligibility criteria and certification for all Indian

Naval personnel is placed at Appendix ‘A’.


7. Procedure.

The Transition will commence as per following time line:-

D-6 Months - Request for Transition to reach

DESA

D-6 to D-1 Months - Deputation to undergo

Modular Course at NAMAC

D-1 Month. - Applications with requisite Certificates

to be submitted to NAMAC for onward

transmission to PMA for assessment.

8. The application shall consist the following as attachments: -

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(a) Application form consisting all personnel details including, pmt

address, contact No’s, email id, etc. The application is available with

NAMAC.

(b). Scanned copies of the STCW certificates & courses undergone at

NAMAC.

(c). Scanned copy of Passport.

(d). Scanned copy of Sea Service Extract issued by Naval

Headquarters.

(e). INDoS (can be obtained from NAMAC).

(f). Scanned copy of the Bank Challan as a Proof of depositing fees in

the bank in favor of PMA (both in US $ & INR) payable at Mumbai.

9. The candidate will forward application forms with DDs and the

photocopies (XEROX) of all the above certification in person/ courier directly to

NAMAC for onward submission to Consulate office at Mumbai. NAMAC is to

establish a cell with a hired manpower for processing of the applications. A

nominal processing fee may be charged from every candidate.

10. Since only limited vacancies exist for Seafaring Modules through DGR,

NAMAC is to conduct the same for officers opting beyond the limit at

concessional rate for naval personnel and make necessary arrangements

accordingly. Subsequently, NAMAC is to take up the case with DGR, through

DESA, for increasing the vacancies.


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11. Processing for Certification.

On receipt of the documents from NAMAC,

the same will be forwarded to PMA and then to Training Institute at Panama for

assessment, evaluation of sea time and verification. Verification will be carried

out with NAMAC / certificate issuing institute and Naval Headquarters (DESA)

for genuineness of the certificates. On verification, assessment will be carried

out for issue of the certificate. The candidate will be intimated by email for

collection of the Provisional Certificate (Blue Chit) from the Consulate General

Office at Mumbai. The final documentation will arrive 4 - 8 weeks from the day

of submission.

13. The final authority will rest on PMA for issue of certification as deemed fit

only after thorough assessment and verification.

14. For further details and clarification, applicants are to contact JDESA

(Policy/Courses) / IHQ MoD (N) via navy.desa@gmail.com or Deputy Director

(Training), NAMAC via namac@namcindia.com .

15. Though, PMA has cleared the proposal for Seamen Sailors, but it requires

further discussions to clarify the issue of assessment for Bridge duties. At the

same time, employability of Electrical officers/sailors has been also taken up with

PMA and is under examination.

Encl:-

As Above

Copy to:-

(MVS Kumar)

Commodore

Principal Director

Naval Officers-in-Charge

Kolkata, Orissa, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Tirunelvelli, Kochi, Goa, Mumbai,

Porbandar, Lakshadweep (Kochi)

The Commanding Officers

INS India, Angre, Agrani, Zamorin. Gomantak, Kadamba Dronacharya, Shivaji,

Hamla, Chilka, Dwarka


SN

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

NAVAL

SERVICE TIME

OFFICERS

WITH LESS

THAN 20 YRS

SERVICE

OFFICERS

ABOVE 20 YRS

SERVICE

OFFICERS

WITH

CERTIFICATE

HOMOLOGATI

ON

SAILORS

ABOVE10 YRS

SERVICE

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATION FOR ALL INDIAN NAVAL PERSONNEL

ASSESSED

SEA TIME

DECK

DEPARTMENT

12-18 MONTHS

OF BRIDGE

DUTIES

18-24 MONTHS

OF BRIDGE

DUTIES

6-12 MONTHS

OF BRIDGE

DUTIES

-

ASSESSED SEA

TIME

ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT

12-18 MONTHS

OF ENGINE

DEPT/

CONTROL

ROOM DUTIES

18-24 MONTHS

OF ENGINE

DEPT/

CONTROL

ROOM DUTIES

6-12 MONTHS

OF ENGINE

DEPT/

CONTROL

ROOM DUTIES

ENGINE DEPT/

CONTROL

ROOM DUTIES

MANDATORY

STCW

COURSES

AS PER

STCW 2010

AS PER

STCW 2010

AS PER

STCW 2010

AS PER

STCW 2010

CERTIFICATION

OFFERED

ASSESSMENT

@ COC FOR

DECK

DEPARTMENT

2ND MATE

OCEAN GOING

WITHOUT

LIMITATION

CHIEF MATE

OCEAN GOING

WITHOUT

LIMITATION

HOMOLOGATIO

N FROM HIS

CERTIFICATION

WITH AS PER

STCW 2010

Note:

- Up gradation for each rank will be after evidence/assessment of duties at sea.

-

Appendix ‘A’

(Refers to Para 6)

CERTIFICATION

OFFERED

ASSESSMENT @

COC FOR DECK

DEPARTMENT

2ND ENG

OPERATIONAL

LEVEL WITHOUT

LIMITATION

1ST ENG

OPERATIONAL

LEVEL WITHOUT

LIMITATION

HOMOLOGATION

FROM HIS

CERTIFICATION

WITH AS PER

STCW 2010

3RD ENG

OPERATIONAL

LEVEL WITHOUT

LIMITATION

APROX FEE

IN RUPEES

INCLUDING

PANAMA LIC

2,50,000.00

2,75,000.00

2,75,000.00

2,50,000.00


Tele 26113163/24121068 Integrated Headquarters

E-Mail:

navy.desa@gmail.com Ministry of Defence (Navy)

Dte of Ex-servicemen Affairs

6 th

Floor Chanakya Bhawan

Chanakyapuri

New Delhi 110021

DX/703/PANAMA Sep 2012

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Western Naval Command

SBS Road

Mumbai-400005

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Southern Naval Command

Naval Base

Kochi 682004

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Eastern Naval Command

C/O Fleet Mail Office

Visakhapatnam

The Commander-in-Chief

(for Command Welfare Office )

Headquarters ANC

Navy Office, Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Island

The Flag Officer Naval Aviation

(for CSO(P&A))

Headquarters Goa Naval Area

Vasco

The Flag Officer Maharashtra & Gujarat Area

(for SO( Welfare))

Mumbai

The Commodore Bureau of Sailors

Cheetah Camp

Mankhurd

Mumbai-88


2

SECOND CAREER IN THE MERCHANT NAVY FOR

RETIRING NAVAL PERSONNEL THROUGH

PANAMA CERTIFICATION

1. Refer to IHQ MoD (Navy) Letter of even number dated 04 Sep 12.

2. Eligibility.

The eligible retired Naval officers (both COS holders and non

COS holders) can directly apply by either down loading the application from

NAMAC website or filling it online. The contact details of Panama General

Consulate Mumbai office is as follows:-

Copy to:-

Consulate General of Republic of Panama

Flat No 7, 1 st

Floor, Churchill Chambers. 32

Mereweather Road, B.K. Boman Beheram Marg

Colaba, Mumbai – 400 001

Tel: 022 – 22871391/93

Fax: 2287 1390

Mobile 097731 65333

E Mail : pconsul@nsnl.com.

(MVS Kumar)

Commodore

Principal Director

Naval Officers-in-Charge

Kolkata, Orissa, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Tirunelvelli, Kochi, Goa, Mumbai,

Porbandar, Lakshadweep (Kochi)

The Commanding Officers

INS India, Angre, Agrani, Zamorin. Gomantak, Kadamba Dronacharya, Shivaji,

Hamla, Chilka, Dwarka

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