The Panama Maritime Authority has actually released a Merchant Marine Notice alerting that Panamanian flag ships that intentionally deactivate their Long Range Identification as well as Tracking Equipment (LRIT) or Automatic Identification System (AIS) will certainly deal with fines. Those can vary from $10,000 penalties approximately deregistration of the vessel.
The Panamanian notification comes within days of the UNITED STATE releasing an assistance on illegal delivery as well as permissions evasion techniques that accentuated using AIS disabling as well as “spoofing” by permissions busters.
Panama is the globe’s biggest delivery windows registry, with a fleet amounting to over 225 million grt as well as greater than 9,000 vessels.
Read the Merchant Marine Notice HERE