Success Marine Management- Academics

PANAMA CDC

About the Course

CDC means a Continuous Discharge Certificate (Seafarer's Identity Document). This document certifies that the person holding this is a seaman as per The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended 1995.

Every seafarer must carry this document while on board, which is also an official and legal record of his sea experience. The master of the vessel signs the document each time a seaman is signed off from the vessel certifying his experience on board. A CDC granted under STCW rules shall be valid for a period of ten years and may be renewed on expiry or within six months prior to date of expiry, on a request from the holder, for a further period up to ten years at a time if the holder is a serving Seamen and his CDC has not been cancelled, withdrawn or suspended under these rules. If the period of validity of CDC of a Seamen expires during the voyage, it shall continue to be valid till the end of the voyage.

  • ELIGIBILITY:10th / 12th pass.
  • MEDICAL : Eye vision (+) or (-) 2.5 allowed no color Blindness communication skills.
  • AGE: 17.5 to 30 years.
  • DURATION: 3 months institutional pre merchant navy Training.
Know about Panama Flag ?

All personnel working on board of a vessel registered with the Panamanian Flag is required to have either a Full Term Panama Certificate of Competency (CoC) or a Certificate of Endorsement (known as CoE, CRA, CDC) for a CoC issued by another Flag-State, and a Panamanian Seaman Discharge Book. This also includes all ratings and other personnel like support staff. At the Consulate we can assist you or your seafarers obtaining the Full Term CoC or a CoE, together with the Seaman Discharge Book.

When the application process is started, we will also issue a Temporal Certification (CT) which entitles the sailor to be fully able to work on board of Panama Flag-State vessels for 3 months while the CoC or CoE is being processed. The CT will be issued and delivered physically in less than 24-48 hours including express courier times. Before the CT is expired you will receive your Full Term CoC or a CoE.