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The Bahamas Maritime Authority holds wide ranging discussions with the Paris MoU

We in the maritime industry recognise the benefits of Port State Control (PSC) to verify that vessels and their crew remain compliant with the international requirements and ensure that the ships and seafarers onboard can safely undertake their voyages from the affected port. 

The BMA’s Managing Director and CEO, Capt. Dwain Hutchinson, and Head of Inspections and Surveys, Stephen Keenan were therefore pleased to meet with representatives of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) on 6 March. This level of collaboration was further strengthened as members of the Board of the Bahamas Shipowners’ Association (BSA) were also present at the meeting.

Amongst the topics under discussion were The Bahamas’ PSC performance in the Paris MoU for the last reporting period 2021-2023; upcoming concentrated inspection campaigns and focused inspection campaigns; appeal processes; digitisation; and updates on the revision to the EU PSC directive.

The meeting was held at CSMART Academy at the Arison Maritime Center in Almere, Netherlands. CSMART is a centre for maritime simulator training and following the meeting, there was an opportunity to tour the centre and gain an understanding of its benefits in ongoing maritime training and professional development for Carnival Corporation. The BMA greatly appreciates the ongoing dialogue and cooperation that it enjoys with the Paris MoU and would like to thank its representatives for taking the time to meet with The BMA/BSA delegation.