Bahamas Seaman Book
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A Guide to Bahamas Ship Registry
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is an authority that registers vessels in the Bahamas and enforces safety standards on Bahamian registered craft. The authority has an office in the Shirlaw House in Nassau. It also has offices in the Bahamas House in New York City, in the Hutchinson House in Hong Kong, and in London.
The agency was established in July 1995. Prior to the establishment of the authority, the Bahamas Ministry of Transport maintained the register of ships that were Bahamian flagged. The Bahamas if they are less than 12 years old, at least 1,600 net registered tons (NRT) and engaged in ‘foreign-going’ trade.
The Bahamas Seaman book is issued only after the completion of the STCW and CDC.
Bahamas location and history
The Bahamas achieved independence from Britain July 10, 1973, and is now a fully self-governing member of the Commonwealth and a member of the United Nations, the Caribbean Community and the Organization of American States.
The land of the Bahamas it stretches more than 500 miles and 800 km southeast northwest between Grand Bahama Island, which has an area of 530 square miles 1,373 square km and lies about 60 miles 100 km off the southeastern coast of the U.S.
In the early 1820s, following the Adams Onís Treaty ceding Florida from Spain to the United States, hundreds of African slaves and Black Seminoles escaped from Florida, most settling on Andros Island in the Bahamas.
In World War I “The Gallant Thirty” Bahamians set out to join the British West Indies Regiment as early as 1915 and as many as 1,800 served in the armed forces of Canada, Britain and the United States.
The Bahamas Ministry of Transport, was growing rapidly and it became clear that a new arrangement was required to manage an increasingly international fleet. The Bahamas Maritime Authority was duly established in July 1995.
About Bahamas International Ship Registry
Bahamas ship registry has become the fastest growing registries by investing in high technology and choosing amongst the experienced staff and building up a long way to maintain our reputation.
The guidance on procedure for approval of electronic record keeping systems and their use on board Bahamian flagged vessels. Bahamas Maritime Authority has permitted to maintain the official onboard records in electronic format provided that the systems are complied with the requirements and approved by BMA.
BISR works and ensures high standards of legal, technical, and administrative support functions to various shipowners and managers. All this is done with the help of smart registry tools and deficiency prevention systems.
BISR offer’s and services includes Bahamas CDC, our services and fees are affordable. we do not have any charges hidden. Easy online payments, and we offer better prices than our competitors. we ensure faster delivery of our services with quality.
Why should you trust BISR?
It has offices around the world enabling the BMA- Bahamas Maritime Authority to provide continuous support and assistance to shipowners, their agents and crew. Its reputation of quality and excellence. The BMA welcomes all types of vessels to register whilst ensuring that the highest international standards are met.
Delivering smart solutions in a short duration is our goal, and we do that with the utmost professionalism. Some of the right reasons why you can trust Bahamas ship registry services are listed as follows:
- It is a faster service with quality assurance and legal advice.
- The Bahamas is also proud of its technical expertise in supporting the offshore industry.
- We provide a range legal document describing an agreement between parties ICAS authorization to other recognized organizations.
- In case of emergencies our support is available 24 hours a day. Its regional offices cover all four corners of the globe.
- Simple and customer-centric registration services, including ship registry and Bahamas CDC.
Bahamas ship registry stands with commitment and entirely dedicated to our clients, and we work as per your needs and satisfaction.
BISR services all the financial transactions are kept transparent right from the start. We make sure that they get the best service from us by providing additional and exclusive membership discounts and credit payment terms.
We have a variety of services depending on maritime courses, visa services and Bahamas CDC, ship registry services, and more along with STCW certifications.
Documents for Bahamas CDC
Bahamas CDC is a seaman book that is received once there is a completion of the STCW certifications course. A seaman book can be issued in the following list:
- Seaman officer
- Maintenance engineer
- Steward on board
- Crane operator on board
- Rigger on board
- Officer for vessel
- Fitter, and more.
To avail the Bahamas CDC, clients have to present important documents required for the process. These documents includes:
- Original Application Form
- Copy of Data pages of a valid National Passport.
- Passport size photographs (Hight quality dimensions)
- Medical Fitness Certificate issued by a physician recognized by the White List country as authorized to carry out seafarers examinations. (Regulation I/9) – Must use “Bahamas” Medical Form.
- Personal survival techniques with certification
- Fire Prevention & Basic Fire Fighting
- Elementary First Aid
- Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
- Ship Security Awareness with designated duties Certificate issued by a Maritime Training Institute recognized
Qualification for ship registry:
The Bahamas Sea going ships fitted with mechanical means of propulsion of 15 tons net and above howsoever employed and those of less than 15 tons net employed otherwise than solely on the coasts of Indian qualify for registration under Part V of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority, and for the functions relating to that Authority and to make provision in respect of matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto. 1. This Act may be cited as The Bahamas Maritime Authority Act. The Bahamas plays a leading role in shaping the technical, legal Register online for free access to IMO resources made available to the public.
Who can be an eligible owner?
Foreign owned vessels may be registered in the Bahamas if they are less that 12 years old, at least 1,600 net registered tons (NRT) and engaged in foreign trade. the foreign corporation and, or companies that are well established in any foreign jurisdiction.
We accept vessels for registration only by a qualified person, Bahamas Approved Nautical Inspectors, Ship-owners, Companies Joining the Register Bridge height of eye requirement and sea going condition exceeds 15 feet (4.5 meters) the life rafts required. All survival craft are manned by duly qualified persons.
The Bahamas has one of the world’s fastest growing ship, It is trusted by many around the world due to dedicated customer services. Our services are quality assured, and we work with a outstanding group of people, who provide excellent results due to their experiences.