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The BMA appoints Captain Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs)

As a continuously serving member of the IMO council since 1999 and an active participant at all IMO meetings, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has played a key leadership role in much of the maritime decision making that has taken place over the past few decades. The BMA is therefore pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs) with responsibility for Bahamas representation at IMO and intergovernmental meetings.

Captain Hussain joins the BMA having recently held a similar position at the Nautical Institute where he was Technical Manager and Head of IMO Delegation. There he gained wide-ranging experience working within both Working and Correspondence Groups at the IMO.

With more than 35 years of experience in the maritime field, Captain Hussain brings a breadth of expertise to The BMA. Qualified with a UK Master Mariner Certificate of Competency, he was at sea for 14 years. Subsequently he worked in many maritime fields including as CEO of a ship owning company, serving as its Designated Person Ashore (DPA). He is also an approved ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.

In 2014 he joined The Nautical Institute (London) in 2014, as Accreditation Manager and headed the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Accreditation Department, extending his expertise in overseeing the worldwide DP Scheme at a crucial time for the off-shore industry. His efforts have been widely recognised in relation to the development and implementation of the scheme.

Captain Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO of The BMA said of his appointment: “Captain Hussain brings to this post a comprehensive list of qualifications and accomplishments. He is a well-respected figure in the maritime field and the shipping industry, having held senior roles in various professional organisations, with commendable and inspirational world-wide exposure and considerable experience in dealing with global maritime issues. His expertise, talent and skills are a welcome addition to our organisation and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us.  Captain Hussain will be taking over from Marie Caillerie whose contributions have been greatly appreciated by us all. Her expertise, professionalism and competence have solidified and enhanced The Bahamas leadership role in the regulatory process and maintained our quality reputation with our global stakeholders,”

Captain Hussain said: “It is an honour and privilege to join an impressive team of skilled maritime professionals at BMA and to be given an opportunity to serve one of the most prominent and efficient Flag States in the maritime industry.

“I appreciate the BMA’s sincerity, safety, and discipline with a will to serve the maritime industry and I look forward to contributing towards these commendable and reputable standards. I am excited to face the challenges, exposure and global interaction which my responsibilities will offer.”