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BMA’s CEO retires

BMA’s CEO retires

The BMA wishes to advise that Commodore Davy Rolle has retired from his role as Managing Director/CEO of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) effective from the 15th January 2018.

The BMA extends its appreciation to Commodore Rolle for his exemplary service to the BMA, noting some of the accomplishments during his tenure, which include the following:

  • Re-election of The Bahamas, on four occasions, to Category “C” of the International Maritime Organization Council;
  • Management of The Bahamas’ IMO Member State audit;
  • Overseeing the strengthening of The Bahamas’ global presence through the establishment of BMA offices in Greece and Hong Kong;
  • Continuous improvement of the BMA’s customer service delivery, including the development of the BMA’s online Registration Information System (BORIS);
  • Maintaining the quality of The Bahamas fleet as recognised by its high port state control ranking in the Paris and Tokyo MOU and achievement of the US Coast Guard QualShip 21;
  • Chairing of the Committee which oversaw the development of The Bahamas’ National Maritime policy.

Following Commodore Rolle’s departure, Captain Dwain Hutchinson now serves in the capacity of Acting Managing Director/CEO of the BMA. Captain Hutchinson is a Master Mariner bringing over 30 years of shipping experience and knowledge to this role having been employed in various management capacities within the BMA, served as Chairman of IMO Flag State Implementation – FSI (re-named Implementation of IMO Instruments -III) Sub-Committee and is the current Vice Chairman of Caribbean Port State Control Committee.

The BMA Board of Directors are confident that under Captain Hutchinson’s leadership, along with the support of the BMA management team and staff, the Bahamas Registry will continue to grow and provide a quality service to its ship-owners and all stakeholders.

Pictured from L to R: BMA Deputy Chair Peter John Goulandris, Commodore Davy Rolle and BMA Chair Denise Lewis-Johnson