Seafarers Certifications: Seaman Book

“Panama Maritime Authority General Directorate of Seafarers, recognize the company MARITEAM SERVICES, as a broker of the seafarers certification”


If you are a technician and wish to embark on a vessel/platform/FPSO, obtain a maritime booklet quickly with our service.

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What is a Seaman's Book?

We assist you in processing a Panama Seaman book in the shortest possible time.

A Seaman Book is a continuous record of a seaman’s service. This document certifies that the person holding is a seaman as per The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended 1995 and 2010.

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. This is one of the most important document while a seaman is travelling on board. Remember when a person hold this document, he/she is called a ‘Seaman’Passport, STCW-2010 certification and a Seaman Book are considered essential travel documents for Seafarers.

It is important to note that the Seaman Book is a mandatory document, for any port-of-entry that require a crew transit visa.

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Upon receipt of the file and payment, we proceed to the request.

We issue a valid 3-month Temporary Certificate [CT] (non-renewable), which allows the applicant to be fully able to work on board while the Full Term CoC is being processed. Before the CT expires, you will receive the Full Term Coc, valid for 5 years.

The provisional booklet [CT] will only be sent to you in digital form by e-mail.

The delivery of the Full Term CoC will be by post to the address indicated, provided by DHL or UPS.

We will only process complete application requests for all required documents.

If the application is considered DEFICIENT; as a result of this, the CoC Certificate can not be issued within the 3 months provided, which may cause inconvenience to sailors and shipowners.


  1. Application form
  2. Valid passport
  3. Valid Medical Certificate _ Issued by a licensed physician, STCW and MLC. (see FAQ)

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FOR NATIONAL RESIDENTPhilippines, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, South Korea. Doctors must be recognized and issue their medical certificate through the medical software verification platform.

The technical documents to be provided depends on your position:


  • IMO 1.13 Elementary First Aid
  • IMO 1.19 Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
  • IMO 1.20 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.
  • IMO 1.21 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

SECURITY COURSES (by STCW and MLC approval) 

  • IMO 3.27 Proficiency in Ship Security Awareness (SSA)
  • IMO 3.26 Proficiency in Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SDSD)
  • IMO 3.19 Ship Safety Officer (SSO)

BOSIET or FOET (by OPITO approval)

  • Recognized Industry course in Personal Survival,
  • Firefighting, Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility

COMPANY LETTER or CONTRACT EMPLOYED with Position Requested by the applicant

ONLY Indian and Philippines nationals: Previous Documentary Evaluation (PDE) course required

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, establishes minimum qualification standards. The STCW Convention, 1978, was the first to establish these basic requirements for the training of seafarers.

 STCW’ 78/95/2010 :

– Basic Safety Training and Security Courses :

  • IMO 1.13 – Elementary First Aid
  • IMO 1.19 – Personal Survival Techniques Course
  • IMO 1.20 – Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • IMO 1.21 – Personal Safety and Social Responsabilities

– Security & Protection Course :

  • Support Level : IMO 3.27 – Security Awarness Training for all Seafarers (SSA)
  • Operationnal Level : IMO 3.26 – Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SDSD)
  • Management Level : IMO 3.19 – Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Specificities for offshore industry personnel: OPITO BOSIET

The BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training) certificate is the basic training for the worldwide offshore oil and gas industry. When working offshore, you must have a (basic) offshore training certificate.

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