A DELEGATION FROM THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT VISITS THE PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY.

A delegation consisting of 10 senior officials from the Republic of Indonesia visited the Panama Maritime Authority. The delegation sought to learn about the working model of our organization, as well as its development, in order to apply this model in the expansion process of the maritime industry of Indonesia. Mr. Dian Triansyah, CEO for Europe and America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ms. Dwi Arimani, Indonesia’s ambassador in Panama were part of this delegation.

Mr. Triansyah was grateful for the warm welcoming organized by Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty, administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority. He also expressed his gratitude for his willingness to cooperate with “the process of expansion and consolidation of Indonesia's maritime cluster.” He said, “We are going to need all the support that countries with a long maritime tradition can offer us.”

In his turn, Mr. Barakat explained them part of the organizational structure and the administration model of the organization. He also explained them the working model and the new regulations enforced by the new administration. He illustrated his explanation with some examples, such the inclusion of projects of social liability, which apply the concessionaries working in our country.

Ms. Margareth Mosquera, deputy director of the Merchant Marine and Mr. José Luis Aizpurúa, director of the Seafarers’ directorate accompanied Mr. Barakat during this meeting. They provided an overview of the main challenges and projects that these two directorates have undertaken under their leadership.

The visitors received information about a large number of topics. Among the topics concerning the merchant marine, we can name the registration of ships (online registration and registration through the consulates), the issuance of technical certificates through SEGUMAR offices, the privative consulates of merchant marine and their functions. Concerning the seafarers, the visitors could hear about the safety standards that apply to seafarers and their certification. They tackled the new project concerning the seafarers, the official recognition and certification of the training centers abroad. Finally, they could hear about the launching of other pilot programs regarding safety matters.

Both parties agreed on the possibility of signing and renewing cooperation agreements in topics that regard training.