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Accreditations & Associations



The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. 


The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS)

IIMS is an independent, non-political organization promoting the professionalism, recognition, and training of marine surveyors worldwide.


Consejo Profesional Nacional de Ingeniería Naval - (CONINPA)

Is the highest inspection body and Professional control of Naval Engineering and Related Professions, Authorized and regulated by Law 385 of July 11, 1997, and the Decree 1502 of August 4, 1998, and, therefore, its principal function is the monitoring of the correct professional practice.


Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) is a global professional society that provides a forum for the advancement of the engineering profession as applied to the marine field.

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyo

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS)

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) was established during the 1980s by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft.


The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures. 


Dirección General Marítima - (DIMAR)

It is the Colombian Maritime Authority in charge of executing the government's policy in this matter, with a structure that contributes to the strengthening of the national maritime power, ensuring comprehensive maritime safety, the protection of human life at sea, the promotion of maritime activities and the scientific and technological development of the Nation.

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TIC Council

TIC Council is an international association representing independent testing, inspection, and certification companies.


Instituto Panamericano de Ingeniería Naval (IPIN)

IPIN Is a non-profit civil society dedicated to stimulating the development of naval engineering and water transportation in the American continent.


Panama Maritime Chamber

The Panama Maritime Chamber is the reference of the maritime industry and Logistics of the republic.


Panamanian Association of Marine Officers (APOM)

APOM represents more than  2000 professionals responsible for different branches concerning the maritime sector, such as onboard foreign trade ships.


The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a non-profit, member organization that develops voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats.


Asociación Colombiana de Ingenieros Navales, Profesionales Afines y Auxiliares (ACINPA).

To provide timely and adequate services to its Affiliates and to act as Technical Advisory Body of the National Government (Law 385 of 1997) in matters related to Engineering in sectors related to the sea, rivers, ports, oceanography, and infrastructure Maritime transport, among others. 


GCL International Ltd.

GCL International is based in the United Kingdom and provides internationally accredited certification across 5 continents.


The Association of Average Adjusters of the United States and Canada

 Its purpose is to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of Average Adjusting and to promote correct principles in the adjustment of marine hull claims and uniformity of practice among Average Adjusters.


Colegio Nacional De Gente de Mar (CONAGEMAR)

Represent the Panamanian seafarers defending the general interests and the quality of professional service. To be a group of highly qualified professionals who carry out their activity with maximum efficiency and guarantees within compliance with national and international standards.

National Association of Marine Surveyors

National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS Global)

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities.

Superintendence of Insurance and Reinsur

Superintendence of Insurance and Reinsurance of Panama

the Insurance and Reinsurance of Panama are to develop activities to strengthen the growth of the insurance industry, reinsurance, and captive general insurance and control, regulate and supervise the operations thereof to provide national and international efficient services that yield benefits to the country's financial sector.


Panama Marine Authority - (AMP)

The Republic of Panama is proud to celebrate more than 100 years of promoting seaborne trade through the Panama Ship Registry. It was created by Law 63 of December 15th of1917 with the establishment of the procedures for the nationalization of ships tonnage.


Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)

The National Accreditation Council (CNA) is the National Accreditation Body of the Republic of Panama. Its function is to accredit Testing Laboratories, Calibration Laboratories and Inspection Bodies.

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