Welcome to the Panama Branch of The Nautical Institute!

The Panama Branch has been newly relaunched for 2022.

This is the home for maritime pilots, shoreside professionals and other maritime leaders working both on the Canal and across the Panamanian maritime industry - including those in training, cadetships and full-time study.

Based in Panama, but warmly welcoming members from across Latin America and the global community - our lock gates are open to all!

Please contact the branch secretary at for any questions, or to learn more - and follow us on Instagram.