A Minimum Safe Manning Document is issued to every ship/unit to verify their compliance with manning requirements of Section 184 of the Bahamas Merchant Shipping Act, as amended, for the vessel to be sufficiently and efficiently manned. Applications for a Minimum Safe Manning Document shall be forwarded to the Seafarers and Manning Department which will assess the same taking into consideration the international and national guidelines.

Managers/Owners submitting applications should review the guidelines and procedures outlined in BMA Information No. 115 (and BMA Bulletin No. 105 for offshore units) take into consideration the guidelines relating the training and certification of seafarers the STCW and International Labour Organisation (ILO) requirements.

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