Panama threatens ships with fines for manipulating tracking systems

Panama introduces fines of up to USD 10,000 for ships that deliberately manipulate their tracking systems.

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Panama-flagged ships could be fined up to USD 10,000 if they manipulate their tracking systems, according to the Panama Maritime Authority.

The penalties will hit all ships sailing under Panama flags which "deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation" of the Long Range Identification and Tracking System, LRIT, and the Automatic Identification System, AIS.

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