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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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Appointment of Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Bahamas Maritime Authority

Posted on: 15th April 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority PRESS RELEASE – Monday 15 April 2019 The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announces the appointment of Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Captain Hutchinson succeeds Commodore Davy F. Rolle, who stepped down as Director last year. “Captain Hutchinson brings to the BMA more than thirty […]

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BMA engages with industry stakeholders at CMA Shipping 2019

Posted on: 10th April 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) was a sponsor and exhibitor at the 34th annual Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Shipping Conference from 2nd – 4th April, 2019. With more than 2,500 exhibitors and guests in attendance, the conference is one of the largest maritime conferences in North America and the BMA’s association with CMA spans over […]

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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.

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Bahamas attends Caribbean regional meeting on the Blue Economy

Posted on: 8th March 2019

The Bahamas Maritime Authority formed a part of The Bahamas delegation led by Honorable Renward R. Wells (Minister of Transport and Local Government) at International Maritime Organization (IMO) High Level Symposium (HLS) for Caribbean Ministers of Transport and Caribbean Senior Maritime Administrators (SMA) Workshop whichwas held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 26th February – 01 […]

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