BMA Information Bulletins

The following are BMA Information Bulletins issued by The Bahamas Maritime Authority. These documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

0 Index of BMA Information Bulletin
4 Incident Reporting Procedures
6 GMDSS - EPIRB Registration
7 Emergency Response Officer
8 Application of an Exemption from or an Extension to an International Convention Requirement
29 Emergency Escape Breathing Devices
30 References to STCW 95 in certificates, endorsements and other documents
51 ECDIS, Nautical Charts and Publications: Carriage and Updating Requirements
57 Continuous Synopsis Record
66 Bahamian Initial and Annual Inspections
70 SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code)
71 Approval (Certification) of Marine Equipment
72 Enhancing Lifeboat Safety During Abandon Ship Drills
73 Inspection of Passenger Ship Bottom
75 MARPOL Annex VI – Air Pollution Prevention
76 Carriage of Immersion Suits
81 BMA Fees Schedule
84 Oil Record Books
85 Port State Control Inspection Management
86 Approval of STCW Training
89 Competent Person Carrying Out Duties in Connection with Inspection, Maintenance and Testing of Ships' Appliances and Equipment
90 MARPOL Annex II - Carriage of Vegetable Oils
91 Statutory Approval of Documents
93 Code of Safety for Diving Systems
94 Marpol Annex 1 to FPSO & FSU
96 Maintaining Passenger Ship Watertight Doors Open During Navigation
97 Fire Fighting Equipment
99 Survey and Inspection of Ships Operating Solely within Bahamian Territorial Waters or the Caribbean Region
100 Wires for Lifeboat Falls and Appliance-launched Liferafts
101 Application of Mandatory and Non Mandatory Requirements
103 Seafarers Medical Examinations and Certificates
104 Guidance on the Assessment for and the Issue of a Bahamas STCW Certificate as a Deck or Engineering Officer
105 Guidance on Manning & Training for Offshore Industry
106 Tanker Training & Certificates / Endorsements
107 Record of Employment, Bahamas Seaman's Record Book and Certificate of Discharge
108 Bahamian Flag State Endorsements
109 IMO Unique Company & Registered Owners Identification Number Scheme
111 Long Range Identification & Tracking (LRIT)
112 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (Bunkers Convention)
114 Economic and Ancillary Measures for Certain States (UN Sanctions)
115 Safe Manning Requirements
117 Lifeboat Safety - The Use of Fall Preventer Devices (FPD)
118 Security Training, Instruction and Certification
119 Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in waters off the Coast of Somalia
120 Action to be taken concerning Port State or Flag State Detention
121 Countries Recognised by The Bahamas in Accordance with STCW Regulation I/10
122 Lay Up of Bahamas Registered Vessel - Practice, Policy and Procedures
123 Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Refrigerants
124 Bahamas Seafarers Application Form
126 MARPOL Annex VI Record Book for Fuel Oil and Ozone Depleting Substances
127 Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
128 Guidance to Shipowners on Carriage of Armed Personnel for Vessel Protection
129 STCW 2010 Amendments
130 Training and Certification Requirements
135 Passenger Ships-Training and Certification
136 Enhanced Monitoring Programme
137 Bahamas Online Registration Information System (BORIS):Seafarer Applications
138 Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS) Training Requirements
139 MLC Accommodation Standards
140 Minimum Age requirements for Seafarers
141 MLC Onboard Complaint Procedures
142 Seafarers Employment Agreement and Articles of Agreement
143 MLC Guidelines for Flag State Inspection and Certification
144 Hours of Rest
145 Management of Occupational Health and Safety
146 Ships Cook
147 MLC Recruitment and Placement Services
148 MLC 2006 Medical Care Onboard, Shipowner Liability and Social Security
149 BMA Safety & Technical Alerts
150 Inspection and Testing of Automatic Sprinkler Systems
151 Safety Familiarization and Basic Training, Instruction and Certification
152 BMA Publications
153 Guidance on the Issue of a Bahamas STCW Certificate as a GMDSS Radio Operator, Able Seafarer or Rating
154 Passenger Ship Windows
155 Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Transhipment Operations
156 Guidance on the Assessment for a Bahamas STCW Officer Certificate of Competency
157 The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007
158 Carriage, Training and Certification of Electro-Technical Officer and or Electro-Technical Rating
159 Manned Submersible Craft
160 Guidance on Large-Scale Rescue Operations at Sea
161 MLC 2006 - Financial Security
162 Training and Certification Requirements for Seafarer Sailing on Ships Subject to the IGF Code
163 Requirements for refrigerated cargo ships carrying frozen fishery products to European Union countries
164 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992 (CLC Conention)
165 International Convention for Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Ballast Water Management Convention)
166 MARPOL 73/78 - Annex IV
167 International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)
168 Training and Certification Requirements for Persons sailing on board Bahamian ships subject to the Polar Code
169 Garbage Record Books
171 Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling
172 Fuel Consumption Data Collection and Reporting
174 Marine Evacuation Systems
175 Electronic Statutory Certificates
177 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
178 SOLAS Alternative Design and Arrangements (AD&A)
181 Guidance for Ships Operating in or Near the Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf
183 MARPOL Annex VI - Global Fuel Oil Sulphur Limit
184 Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear (MSC.402(96))
185 Voluntary Early Implementation of Revised IMSBC Code