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Registry of Ships and Yachts in Panama

Through the Registration of Ships and Yachts in Panama the interested party requests to Panama, according to the Law, a tuition so that ship can navigate the seas of the world flying the Panamanian National flag with all the rights and obligations set forth in the law.

In 1925 by Act 8 of that same year was created procedures for merchant ships from anywhere in the world whether or not their owners residing in our country, could nationalize thus registering under our national flag, under the system of open registry flag. The open registry allows any person to be natural or legal owner of a ship can register their ships under Panamanian flag.

To obtain a ship flag, it is important to comply with the following phases:


  • 1. Provisional Flag.
  • 2. Permanent Registration
  • 3. Special Navigation Patent