The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announces that it is investigating the incident aboard the Panamanian-flagged ship, MN “El Valencia,” aboard which the Panamanian Cadet, Dayra Wood Pino, unfortunately died while working on the vessel.
“The AMP, reiterates that the ship was asked several times to dock as soon as possible to start with the investigation, but received no cooperation from the part of the company, and as a measure of compliance with our legal obligations and international standards, it ordered by note No. 104-01-294-DGMM-DIAM, the immediate arrest of the ship until our staff completes investigations.
The AMP is working closely with the Attorney General’s Office, which is the responsible entity for repatriation of the body and to speed up the process of bringing the remains of Cadet Wood to Panamanian soil.
The Department of Marine Accident Investigation of the AMP had previously sent three technicians to Veracruz, Mexico, who were awaiting the arrival of the ship to proceed with the assessment organized according to international standards and practices for the purpose by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and to find the causes that led to this tragedy, thereby giving necessary recommendations to prevent similar accidents in the future.
The Panama Maritime Authority deeply regrets the incident and extends condolences to the family, friends and cadet colleagues of Dayra Wood Pine in the Panama Maritime University (UMIP).”
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