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Jan 24,2008

PANAMA - Magnetic Compass

Convention : SOLAS CH V Safety of Navigation

Flag :ALL FLAGS, Panama

Ship type :ALL TYPES

The magnetic Compass is required under SOLAS Chapter V. It must meet the standards developed by the Organization.

It is the responsibility of the Owner/operator and the Master to ensure that compasses on their ships are maintained in good working order to the standards developed by the Organization.

The Panama Maritime Authority released its Merchant Marine Circular No 138, providing guidelines for maintenance and testing of magnetic compasses.
These guidelines apply to all ships, irrespective of size and navigation area.

MMC138 Magnetic compass.pdf