BMA and BSA meet the new Paris MoU Secretary General

Posted on: 19th March 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and the Board of The Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) met with the Paris MoU Secretariat on the 11th of March 2019 in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Prior to the Paris MOU meeting, the BMA engaged with the BSA Board with the focus being on reinforcing the mutual roles and commitments between both organizations, sharing information and alignment of strategic objectives.

The meeting with the Paris MoU Secretariat was a great opportunity to meet and confer with the new Paris Secretary General Luc Smulders and Carien Droppers (Paris MOU Deputy Secretary General), to clarify procedures and communication channels, as well as to discuss areas to strengthen closer co-operation.

The BMA continues to regard bi-lateral and multi-lateral communication and information sharing as essential ways to care for all of its stakeholders and to maximise the value created for all parties and for the international community.

The main picture shows, from right to left: Anders Brodje (BSA Manager), Dr. Lorenzo Casarosa (BMA Deputy Director- Maritime Affairs), Henrik Andersen (BSA), Domenico Rognoni (BSA Deputy Chairman), John Adams (BSA Chairman), Francesco Gandolfo (BSA), Luc Smulders (Paris MoU Secretary General), Alex Beasley (BSA), Captain Dwain Hutchinson (BMA Acting Managing Director & CEO), Kendanique Ferguson (BSA Secretary), Claes Berglund (BSA), Kenneth Engstrom (BSA Treasurer).

The picture shows, from left to right: Domenico Rognoni (BSA Deputy Chairman), Captain Dwain Hutchinson (BMA Acting Managing Director & CEO), Luc Smulders (Paris MoU Secretary General), John Adams (BSA Chairman)