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First ‘in person’ passenger ship seminar since the pandemic takes place in Miami

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) was pleased to hold a passenger ship seminar in Miami, USA, on 30 August 2023, the first ‘in person’ seminar for this sector since the pandemic. 

The event was an opportunity for The Registry as the world’s largest flag for cruise ships, to provide updates on BMA initiatives, share feedback on port state inspection matters relating to passenger ships, and engage in invaluable industry discussions on MARPOL Annex VI with all parties being committed to the protection of the marine environment 

We were delighted to been joined by LCDR John Denino and his team from the US Coast Guard Cruise Ship Center of Expertise who provided an update on the USCG inspection scorecard. Also making a presentation was Anders Brodje, Manager of the Bahamas Shipowners Association, who reminded its owners that industry collaboration and regulatory engagement are available to all Bahamas shipowners and managers through the BSA.

The seminar, which was ably hosted by Carnival Cruise Line, was well attended, with representatives of many other cruise lines, BMA Nautical inspectors and Recognised Organisations in attendance. 

The BMA delegation comprised of Capt. Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director & CEO, Stephen Keenan, Head of Inspection & Surveys, Capt. Ghulam Hussain, Head of Maritime Affairs, Felicia Alleyne, Registrar of the BMA New York Office, and Kenneth Carey, Technical Officer in the BMA Nassau Office.