PANAMA TO FINE SHIPS $10,000 FOR TURNING OFF LOCATION SYSTEMS

Marine Link and others on 1 June reported that Panama’s Maritime Authority has said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation of their tracking transponders.  The Panama Maritime Authority said it is constantly monitoring its fleet and it will initiate an internal investigation if it detects a vessel’s transponder is down or not reporting.

https://www.marinelink.com/news/panama-fine-ships-tamper-transponders-478940

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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