Can a Panamanian cadet obtain a UK licence?


#1

Good evening to all

Last month I hired a cadet to help me with a consultancy for the Panamanian Government. The study is now coplete, and th cadet have been lucky to join a ship to do his sea time. He is embarked on a ship in Brasil/ Today he sent me an email asking if it was possible for a Panamanian cadet ( he finished his degree as deck officer) could obtain an UK licence. Does anyone knows?

Best regards

Maria Dixon


#2

I don’t know much about the UK’s licensing rules. I do, however, know that you need to be an American Citizen to hold a license in the U.S. -Jeff


#3

Good point, however, I do know that there is a white list ( IMO) so countries can endorse the lciences if they belong to that country.

For instance a USA mariner can get work on non-USA ships by doing the endorsement.

I will go to the IMO page and find out. Your suggestion was of great help.

Thanks

Maria


#4

I’m with Jeff in knowing that only US citizens can obtain a US license. I am aware of the White list and hold a Marshall Islands and panama license myself but it is a one way street in this country. I know that if you are a citizen of a former commonwealth country it is not a problem. I also believe that the UK has two separate flags, one of which allows foreign mariners.


#5

Try this link on the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency page for info on UK licenses:

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-seafarer_information.htm