The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) reported that this weekend, the technical staff supervised the transfer of 205 crew members both in the Pacific and the Atlantic, on ships of the Princess Cruises and Holland America Line companies of the Carnival Corporation; PLC, based on the requirements of the instructions established by the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
For this change of crew, the AMP reported that it coordinates with the Minsa, the Ministry of Public Security, the National Migration Service, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Tocumen S.A. International Airport, the National Customs Authority, among others.
These vessels, of various types and with the Panamanian flag, are anchored at the Balboa anchorage. It is a technical-commercial strategy used by the AMP to attract passenger ships, offering them the calm waters of the Bay of Panama to carry out their crew changes, in addition to using the services offered by auxiliary maritime industries.
One of the objectives is to attract these vessels to Panama and for the country to serve as a destination port for its routes when the future reactivation of this industry takes place, the entity said.