Vessel Exercises and Records
Vessels must perform PCSOPEP notification exercises to the Authorized Person at least twice a year and must document them for verification by the ACP. These exercises may be conducted outside Panama Canal waters.
At any time, the ACP may require a vessel to perform a PCSOPEP notification exercise and/or to participate in response drills and exercises with the ACP. The vessel must properly document such drills and exercises. Joint exercises, with the participation of vessels and the ACP, will be timely coordinated and will not delay transits.
Vessel exercise records must be kept for at least three years.