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Retirement wishes from The Bahamas Maritime Authority

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) wishes four of our long serving Approved Nautical Inspectors a very happy and healthy retirement.

USA, Capt. Christopher A.M. Hanily, based in Tampa, Florida, has served as an Approved Nautical Inspector for The Bahamas since the early 90s, a total of 31 years on his retirement in January 2024.

Located in New York, USA, Capt. Philip Anderson has been with The BMA as an Approved Nautical Inspector since 1997.  He retired in February, after 27 years representing The BMA.

UK-based Richard Leedham has served as an Approved Nautical Inspector for the past 23 years through his Southampton company. While he will be retiring from active inspecting, he will continue to work in an administrative capacity, overseeing newly appointed inspectors to ensure his company maintains its BMA relationship.

David Gibbs was an Approved Nautical Inspector for 10 years before his recent retirement. He was based in Richards Bay, South Africa and retired in March 2024.

The BMA expresses its thanks to all of its recent retirees, not only for their services and partnership in the past but also for their succession planning to ensure the high standards of our Flag inspections are maintained, without interruption. We and our clients are very appreciative of your commitment and continuity of quality service.