Cruising is back – The BMA joins the cruise community at Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 in Miami Beach Category BMA News Date Posted 03 May 2022 Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) welcomed the opportunity to engage with our multiple partners across the passenger cruise sector at Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 in Miami. The BMA delegation was led by BMA Board Chairman, Jacqueline Simmons, who was joined by fellow board members Peter John Goulandris, Dario Lundy-Mortimer, LaMarque Drew and V. Moreno Hamilton, Minister of Transport & Housing Permanent Secretary Antoinette Thompson and BMA Managing Director & CEO Capt Dwain. Hutchinson, BMA Head of Nassau Office Katie Clarke, Assistant Director (Inspections & Surveys) Alessandro Lo Piccolo, BMA New York Registrar Felicia Alleyne and BMA Marketing Manager Charlotte Ward and Bahamas Shipowners Association Manager Anders Brodje. As the world’s largest flag for passenger ships, and the main sponsor of CLIA’s main opening Business on the Beach reception, we were proud to facilitate networking access and share the renowned Bahamian hospitality, including the vibrant and exhilarating Junkanoo music, with the cruise community. The event provided the opportunity to thank our passenger ship clients and engage in mutually beneficial discussions with them along with our strategic partners including representatives from the Bahamas classification societies, Bureau Veritas(BV), Det Norske Veritas(DNV), Lloyds Register(LR) and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), as well as the US Coast Guard and the Port of Miami. Bahamas Delegation presentation with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Transport and Housing, Christine Duffy president of Carnival Cruise Line, BMA Chair Ms. Jacqueline Simmons – Chair, Kelly Craighead – President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Katie Clarke Branch BMA Manager Nassau. Bahamas Shipowners Association, Members of the BMA Board of Directors and the BMA, Antoinette L. Thompson, Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Transport and Housing, Kelly Craighead – President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), BMA Chair Ms. Jacqueline Simmons – Chair, Christine Duffy of president of Carnival Cruise Line Bahamas Delegation presentation with Virgin Voyages Bahamas Delegation with Disney Cruise Lines Bahamas Delegation with RINA Bahamas Delegation with Bureau Veritas Lloyd’s Register Reception Nick Brown, CEO Lloyd’s Register and IACS Chairman Bahamas Delegation with DNV Mr. LaMarque Drew – Board Member, Mr. Moreno Hamilton – Board Member, Antoinette L. Thompson,Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Transport and Housing, Felicia Alleyne Registrar New York, Charlotte Ward, Marketing Manager for the BMA, Katie Clarke – Branch Manager Nassau BSA Deputy Chair, Peter J Goulandris, BSA Chair, Ms. Jacqueline Simmons, State of the Industry Session. BSA Deputy Chair, Peter J Goulandris, BSA Chair, Ms. Jacqueline Simmons, Tom McAlpinCEO of Virgin Voyages The BMA were proud sponsors of CLIA’s Business on the Beach opening reception. John Adams (BSA), Katie Clarke (BMA Nassau), Capt. Dwain Hutchinson and Mr. Dario Lundy-Mortimer – Board Member BSA Chair, Ms. Jacqueline Simmons with Maria McKenzie, Carnival Cruise Line, VP Government Relations Alessandro Lo Piccolo – Deputy Director, Inspections & Survey Department BMA Board visit to the Port of Miami BMA Board visit to the Port of Miami PierFranchesco Vargo, Chairman MSC Cruises and Global Chairman for CLIA, Kelly Craighead, President and CEO of CLIA and BMA Chair Jacqueline Simmons BSA Chairman John Adams, BMA Marketing Manager, Charlotte Ward and CLIA VP Global Maritime Policy, Jennifer Williams After such a challenging period that resulted in the commercial shutdown of the cruise sector, we extend our appreciation to the cruise community for entrusting the BMA with their ships and allowing us to continue to provide a quality registration service. It was extremely rewarding to meet with everyone face to face and all agree that …cruising is back!