IMO secretary general congratulates Panama in centenary of ship registry

With the transfer of the flag by Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk, this country was officialized as the next venue for the Parallel Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluding this great event in Panama City.

“I thank this great country, Panama, for having hosted such an important event for the maritime world. I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the celebration of your Centennial of the International Ship Registry. I am honored to have been with you these days sharing as brothers and discussing issues that will positively affect our seas,” said IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim.

Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, gives the flag to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk.

Panama’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, gives the flag to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland, Marek Gróbarczyk.

The Panamanian Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, added that the maritime sector “demands from our generation innovation and sustainability that keep it up to date, under parameters of continuous improvement that guarantees the excellence of its services and thus achieve the synergy of our seas and oceans to unite the world”.

“I want to emphasize the transcendental role that is the human element, that is played in the maritime industry, when operating those ships that, without seafarers on board, would be only megaestructuras. “That is why it is essential to maintain the safety of navigation, human life at sea and prevention of pollution, all under a prism of assurance of decent work and livability.

“Panama is today reiterating its commitment to IMO initiatives by making available to it more than 600,000 seafarers and officers who sail on board our more than 8,000 flagged vessels, which traverse international waters,” concluded Minister Barakat Pitty.

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