PANAMA CANAL - OP NOTICES TO SHIPPING
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Here is the collection of the the OP Notices officially issued by Panama Canal authorities. The pack consists of thirteen publications. The first one is titled "Vessel requirements" has been arranged in four major parts addressing the effective date and cancellation of the notice, it's purpose and scope, communication channels, navigation bridge features that are required on transiting ships; in addition to that, the boarding arrangements required by the Panama Canal authorities have been dealt with, together with the procedure for embarking/disembarking during the transit.
The second publication is "Harbor operations" and it lists the regulations and rules that are applicable to the control of the ships movement in the Panama Canal. The third paper, "Communication on transit activities" presents a compilation of the means of communicating pertaining to the transit activities. The remaining documents address the illegal activities, official transits, guest transits, courtesy transits, embarkation and disembarkation at the time of the transit, transit reservation system, attachment of ships by PM tribunals, investigation of the accidents, operation testing of the equipment, small commercial/non-commercial craft operation, PCSOPEP requirements, and ISPS Code requirements.
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