Ships Agency at Panama Canal

Lifeboat and Davits

Authorized Inspections





Posidonia 2022

Zea Maritime Services, will participate once again in Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition, which will finally take place this year, after having been postponed a few times, due to the pandemic.

It will be  great pleasure for us to receive you in Stand 3.325, Hall 3 at Metropolitan Expo Centre, to catch up on present activities of our company.\


MEDY’S YACHT SHOW 2022 – Nafplio

Our company has participated with WIMA Association at MEDY’S YACHT SHOW 2022 – Nafplio which completed with great success.

Contacts have been refreshed and new prospective customers involved in the yacht sector were met, anticipating to expand our business further in this field.


Reminder about Additional Bow chocks and SWL marking

TO:   All Shipping Agents, Owners, and Operators

As published in Section 8.b (3) of Notice to Shipping No. N-1-2022, the Panama Canal Authority requires that “Neopanamax and Panamax Plus vessels shall have additional tugboat chocks fitted symmetrically at the bow and stern about 3.0 - 14.0 meters (10 - 46 feet) off centerline, port and starboard sides.

In the bow these chocks are to be placed inboard or just above the anchors for safe tug assist operations.

Each of these double chocks shall be served by one pair of accompanying heavy bitts with a preferred diameter of 500 mm (20 inches),

and each bitt shall be capable of withstanding the stress caused by a SWL of 90 tons (883kN). 

All other towing chock locations, namely SET2 and SET3, will also require one pair of heavy bitts with each bitt capable of withstanding a SWL of 90 tons (883kN).” 

Neopanamax and Panamax Plus vessels having the additional tugboat chocks fitted outboard of the anchors are requested to provide drawings of proposed modifications to comply with the above, for review prior to implementation.  

Additionally, all vessels must also mark the TOW capacities of the bitts serving towing chocks locations. 


Ilya R. Espino de Marotta

Deputy Administrator and Vice President for Operations

Lifeboat and Davits Authorized Inspections Updated Approvals and Authorization table

We are pleased to announce that our principals Marland Boat Services have been approved by ABS, BV, DNV-GL, KR, LR, NK & RINA Class for carrying out inspections on Lifeboat and Davits of most makers as per listed below.

Please do not hesitate to contact us when any of your good vessel are due for annual of 5year Inspection.



Zea Maritime Services Inc.

15-17, Hatzikyriakou Ave.

185 37 Piraeus


Tel: 0030-210-4522993