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Cruise line stakeholder engagement – Miami, Florida

Posted on: 23rd December 2019

The week of 09 – 13 December saw the BMA participate in a number of cruise line industry events which further reinforced the breadth and depth of its engagement with key stakeholders and customers in that sector. As well as individual meetings with Shipowners and Class Societies, the BMA delivered a Cruise Ship Technical Seminar […]

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Bahamas successfully re-elected to IMO Council

Posted on: 3rd December 2019

The Bahamas was successfully re-elected to the IMO Council for the period 2020-2021 securing the sixth highest number of votes for Category C. This achievement demonstrates the confidence that the IMO Members States have in the positive contribution and proactive engagement of The Bahamas, through competent and experienced personnel of The Bahamas Maritime Authority and […]

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The Bahamas renews its NEAFC membership which will benefit Bahamian flagged refrigerated cargo ships

Posted on: 15th November 2019

The Bahamas has had its status as a Cooperating Non-Contracting party to the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) renewed by a unanimous vote of the NEAFC contracting Parties at the 38th annual general meeting of NEAFC. This level of support recognises The Bahamas efforts in supporting the NEAFC’s high standards in fisheries resources management […]

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BMA holds Technical Seminar and attends BSA AGM in Greece during the week of October 7th October 2019

Posted on: 16th October 2019

Greece represents the world’s largest shipowning market and it served as the location of the Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference which was held in Piraeus at the Yacht Club of Greece on the 9th October 2019. The theme of this year’s BSA AGM Conference was ‘2020 Vision – Seeing things […]

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BMA Promotional week in Japan, September 2019

Posted on: 4th October 2019

The BMA conducted a promotional week in Japan from 23rd – 27th  September 2019 to raise awareness of the dedicated BMA Japan office and to highlight the benefits of The Bahamas flag.  Activities included a number of meetings with Shipowners and shipyards in the cities of Hiroshima and Kobe with the busy and productive week […]

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World Maritime Day 2019: Inspiring Bahamian female students through shipboard experience

Posted on: 30th September 2019

Female Students from three Bahamian schools were afforded the opportunity to visit two ships CARNIVAL ECSTASY and NORWEGIAN SKY, managed by Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line respectively, in Nassau as a part of the BMA’s recognition and celebration of World Maritime Day and the theme of Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. Raising […]

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Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund Information

Posted on: 20th September 2019

Hurricane Dorian delivered a devastating blow to two of our major islands – Grand Bahama and Abaco. The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and as a nation, we are extremely saddened by the loss of life, damage to property and loss of livelihood. The spirit and resolve of our people remains strong and the Government has […]

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Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) joins global efforts by contributing to Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

Posted on: 16th September 2019

The BMA wishes to extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Bahamas Shipowners Association and the individual Bahamian shipowners and maritime industry partners have made monetary contribution and  invested significant time and resources to support the relief efforts following the tragic passage of Hurricane Dorian. Ships from Bahamian Shipowners including Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, […]

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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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