Port of StocktonCimbriaCleveland Cascades LtdPort of South LouisianaSailors SocietyTOC Events
  • Sailors Society
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Vigan
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • TBA Group
  • Cimbria

Bahamas is top non-European registry

(Posted on 10/07/20)

Highlighting The Bahamas’ reputation as a premier register, the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is delighted to once again be ranked the top non-European ship register and in the top three of all registries in the recently released Paris MoU White List rankings on port state inspection performance.

The Bahamas has consistently ranked highly on the Paris MoU White List and this demonstrates The Bahamas continued commitment to excellence of service across its fleet. This ranking further illustrates the quality of Bahamas flagged vessels and the dedication of its ship owners, managers and the seafarers onboard to maintaining the highest standards.

Stephen Keenan, Head of the Inspections and Surveys Department at the BMA, said: “To be placed so highly again on the White List is testament to the efforts of the BMA team, its Recognised Organisations, BMA inspectors, owners, managers and seafarers. We would like to thank them all for their continued adherence to the levels of performance required by the BMA which has resulted in this consistently low detention record.”

To support its owners, The BMA team provides ongoing advice and guidance to assist with port state control and regulatory compliance issues, as well as regular flag state inspections, statutory audits and surveys of the fleet, all of which help to ensure that the ships comply with international conventions.

This excellent ranking on the Paris MoU White List follows on from the BMA’s recognition earlier in the year by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) with its award of Qualship 21 status to the Registry.

Latest News

New security guidance from ICS

(Posted on 11/04/21)

As recent news reports highlight, the shipping industry continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping... Read more


Algoma takes delivery of latest Equinox Class bulker

(Posted on 06/04/21)

Algoma Central Corporation, a leading supplier of marine transportation services, has announced that... Read more


Wavespec announces management buyout

(Posted on 06/04/21)

Wavespec, as the last technical entity within Braemar Shipping Services Plc, has announced that it is... Read more


Vaccination lottery for dry bulk sector

(Posted on 31/03/21)

INTERCARGO believes that, once again seafarers are falling victim to the lack of focus and joined up... Read more


Suez demonstrates importance of shipping

(Posted on 28/03/21)

As efforts to refloat the Ever Given continue, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released... Read more


GTMaritime moves to employee ownership

(Posted on 28/03/21)

GTMaritime has announced that it has transitioned its business to an Employee Owned Trust (EOT), in... Read more


Joint research on autonomous ships risk

(Posted on 28/03/21)

Leading classification society ClassNK has begun joint investigative research with Sompo Japan Insurance... Read more


Western Bulk looks to “promising” 2021

(Posted on 22/03/21)

Oslo-based global dry bulk operator, Western Bulk has published its 2020 Annual Report with a full year... Read more


Reducing seafarer anxiety and sadness

(Posted on 22/03/21)

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea training and support reduces... Read more


Great Eastern adds to bulk fleet

(Posted on 17/03/21)

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited (G E Shipping) has signed a contract to buy a second-hand... Read more


ViganTelestackThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Coaltrans Global 2021Port of Vancouver USABühler GmbH
  • Coaltrans Global 2021
  • Port of Stockton
  • Telestack
  • Bühler GmbH

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping