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Welcome to The Bahamas

About us

The function of The BMA is to register vessels, enforce ship safety requirements and constantly monitor and improve standards. The Bahamas demands the highest quality from its owners and their vessels.

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Mission & Vision

The BMA’s vision and mission is at the heart of everything we do. We actively strive to be a world leading maritime authority committed to quality shipping with a focus on our key values of progress, honour and service.

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The Bahamas Country Profile

The Bahamas is a major hub for the shipping industry, a popular tourist destination and highly influential financial services centre. The combination of these three sectors puts The Bahamas in a unique position within the global economy.

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The Bahamas Flag

The Bahamas is the flag of choice for many of the world’s finest fleets. Its reputation for quality and excellence means that it is the trusted first option flag for many of the leading players in international shipping.

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Bahamas Advantages

The Bahamas is considered to be one of the world’s premier ship registries. It offers shipowners, ship managers and their representatives a number of advantages. It values every vessel in its fleet.

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The Bahamas Fleet

The Bahamas has a diverse and varied portfolio of ships registered across a range of market sectors. The registry has developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each sector’s specific needs.

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Management Team

Introducing The Bahamas Maritime Authorities senior management team. The team offers a wide range of specialisms from the international shipping sphere.

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The BMA is constantly strengthening existing partnerships and seeking collaborative opportunities so shipowners can benefit from the knowledge, and best practices held within these key maritime associations.

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Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA)

The BSA promotes the interests of owners of Bahamas registered vessels. It represents its members and provides a clear voice throughout the global industry.

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