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Achieving vessel compliance in the current and post COVID-19 world

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is delighted to be taking part in the IMCA Europe & Africa regional webinar on 1st of December at 10:00 GMT.

The theme of the webinar is “Vessel compliance in the current and post COVID-19 world”.

Stephen Keenan - Inspections & Survey Department, The Bahamas Maritime Authority

Stephen Keenan, The BMA’s Deputy Director, Inspections & Surveys Department, will be representing The BMA on the panel. COVID is having a very significant impact on the maritime industry and many accepted practices may need to evolve to meet existing requirements. Although vessel surveys and audits may have been happening remotely to a very small degree, this is currently a necessity to allow for vessel compliance. Stephen will be looking at the changes that have already occurred and discussing what may happen in the future.

Stephen will be joining Eva Peňo from Bureau Veritas, Stephen Birt from TechnipFMC and Olav Eftedal from Equinor on the panel which will be chaired by Pawel Panka, and moderated by Nick Hough. The webinar will provide delegates with the opportunity to understand how the issue of vessel compliance is being addressed by a class, flag state, operator and medical point of view.

Moderator: Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Advisor
Theme: “Vessel compliance in the current and post COVID-19 world”  

Guest speakers:

  • Eva Peno, Bureau Veritas
  • Stephen Keenan, Bahamas Marine Authority
  • Stephen Birt, TechnipFMC
  • Olav Eftedal, Equinor
  • Q&A

Event Information


1 December 2020 from 10:00 GMT
Ends 11:30 GMT

This webinar is scheduled to start at 10.00 (GMT) and is anticipated to last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Please join the webinar to learn more about this vital subject.