Virgin Voyages chooses to fly The Bahamas flag
Posted on: 27th February 2020
The Bahamas continues to cement its position as the preferred flag for the passenger ship sector with the exciting addition of the luxury cruise ship ‘Scarlet Lady’ – a new entrant to the cruise industry led by Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages.
The BMA’s CEO, Captain Dwain Hutchinson, was delighted to be invited onboard where he received a warm welcome from the Virgin Voyages team during the ship’s first port of call after registration under The Bahamas flag. Plaques were exchanged between Capt Hutchinson and Scarlet Lady’s master, Capt. Marco Carsjens, and Virgin Voyages’ CEO, Tom McAlpin.
Capt Hutchinson said: “We are thrilled that Virgin Voyages have chosen to flag with The Bahamas. To have played a part in the launch of The Scarlet Lady, a ship which represents a major new player in the cruise sector with a unique design and style, has been an exciting opportunity.”
Over the years of design concept and construction the BMA, working closely with the Class Society, shipyard and other key stakeholders, is pleased to have established an excellent relationship with Virgin Voyages. This strong association has resulted in the Scarlet Lady being fully compliant with international standards as it enters into operation.
From all at The BMA, we would like to wish ‘Fair winds and following seas’ to The Scarlet Lady and her shipboard team.
Picture shows: From left to right; BMA Managing Director & CEO Captain Dwain Hutchinson, Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin ¦ BMA Technical & Compliance Officer Giovanni Ciniglio, Scarlet Lady Master Captain Marco Carsjens, BMA Managing Director & CEO Captain Dwain Hutchinson, BMA Deputy Director (Inspection & Survey) Stephen Keenan