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BMA and BSA annual meetings in Washington, USA

Posted on: 13th September 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and Executives of The Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) held their annual meeting from 4 – 5th September 2019 with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US based industry partners including Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) and Wisehealth.

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Hurricane Dorian Update

Posted on: 5th September 2019

Hurricane Dorian has moved clear of the Islands of The Bahamas, leaving in its wake significant damages, and sadly there has been loss of life. On behalf of the Government and people of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the BMA wishes to thank all those who have conveyed their words of comfort and offers of support and […]

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Hurricane Dorian and the Islands of The Bahamas

Posted on: 2nd September 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019 Hurricane Dorian, which was upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane status, is the most powerful storm to hit the Islands of The Bahamas since records began.  The hurricane made landfall in the Northwest Bahamas on the island of Abaco and is currently, slowly tracking over the island of Grand Bahama. There […]

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In Memory of BMA Deputy Director Christine Scavella

Posted on: 23rd July 2019

It is with great regret and deep sorrow that The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) advises of the passing of a dear member of the BMA family, Christine Scavella, the Deputy Director and Registrar in charge of our New York office.   Christine was a valued colleague over the course of her 20 years with the […]

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The Bahamas Minister of Transport and Local Governments leads high level maritime delegation’s visit to IMO

Posted on: 16th July 2019

As part of a week-long engagement to the UK, the Honorable Renward Wells Bahamas’ Minister for Transport and Local Government nad Ambassador J. Denise Lewis- Johnson, The Bahamas Prime Minister  Special Envoy on Maritime Affairs led a high level delegation who met with His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and […]

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BMA activities in Greece

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Recognising its continued support to the International Propeller Club of the United States, the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) received the Gold Sponsor award at the recent Member’s Day event held at the Yacht Club of Greece in Piraeus on the 2nd July 2019. The BMA’s Regional Director, Mr. Dimitri Tsiftsis attended and gratefully received the […]

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June 2019 saw Guyana hosting the Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Caribbean Port State Control Committee.

Posted on: 8th July 2019

Whilst the Bahamas is known for its quality fleet as a flag state, The Bahamas is also an active participant of the CPSCC which is the governing body of the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding (CMOU) on Port State Control. The CMOU’s aim of the eradication of substandard ships operating in the Caribbean Region through a […]

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Bahamas welcomes Marine Money New York attendees

Posted on: 4th July 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) was a proud sponsor at the 32nd Annual Marine Money Week that was held in New York City. This event is one of the world’s largest Ship Finance Forums and this year’s theme of  “Capital for Shipping: Adapt” covered topics ranging from “Adapting to a Changing Market” and “Environment and Equity […]

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Bahamas’ promotional activities in Imabari

Posted on: 1st July 2019

The BMA conducted a week of promotional activities in Imabari , which is the second largest regional shipping hub in Japan.  The promotional week involved meetings with the shipowners and local industry stakeholders with the activities concluding with a seminar on 25th June aligning with the “International Day of the Seafarer”.  The seminar was attended […]

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The Bahamas Secures No. 2 Spot in Latest Paris MoU port state inspection Listings

Posted on: 21st June 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is pleased to announce that for the 17th consecutive year, The Bahamas has been included on the Paris MoU port state inspection whitelist of flag state performance and has moved up six places, securing the number two spot.  This accomplishment comes on the heel of The Bahamas flag having achieved […]

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BMA at Nor-Shipping 2019

Posted on: 18th June 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) attended Nor-Shipping 2019 , Marine Money (Oslo) and Tradewinds Shipowners Oslo Forum over the period 04 – 07 June 2019 in Olso and Lillestrom, Norway.   With over 220 conferences and events covering a number of key maritime issues ranging from the environmental areas of decarbonisation, green financing, alternative fuels, […]

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BMA at Seatrade Cruise Global 2019

Posted on: 24th April 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) attended the annual Seatrade Cruise Global which was held 8 – 14 April 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   The main conference event focused on the state of the global cruise industry and the overall consensus is that optimism is high for the growth of the industry despite […]

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