Witherby Publishing Group

Bahamas

Updated Week 49 – 2019

 

Recent Bahamas Bulletins

Number

Title

Revision No

Date Issued

Link

165

International Convention for Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Ballast Water Management Convention)

06

11/2019

Link

76

Carriage of Immersion Suits

04

11/2019

Link

105

Guidance on Manning, Training and Certification for Offshore Industry

05

11/2019

Link

108

Bahamas Flag State Endorsements

05

11/2019

Link

86

Approval and Acceptance of Seafarer Training or Instruction

04

11/2019

Link

103

Seafarers Medical Examinations and Certificates

04

11/2019

Link

115

Safe Manning Requirements

04

11/2019

Link

75

MARPOL Annex VI – Air Pollution Prevention

05

10/2019

Link

166

MARPOL 73/78 – Annex IV

03

09/2019

Link

183

MARPOL Annex VI - Global Fuel Oil Sulphur Limit

00

08/2019

Link

2

2019 Dates for Written Assessments for the Issue of a Bahamas Certificate of Competency as an Officer under STCW Chapter II and III

07

08/2019

Link

182

Application of MARPOL in Bahamian Waters – Archipelagic Baselines

00

07/2019

Link

181

Guidance for Ships Operating in or Near the Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf

00

06/2019

Link

81

BMA Fees Schedule

16

04/2019

Link

180

Early Implementation of Regulation 3.2.5 of the IGC Code

00

03/2019

Link

172

Fuel Consumption Data Collection and Reporting

02

02/2019

Link

166

MARPOL Annex IV – Sewage Pollution Prevention

02

02/2019

Link

73

Periodical Bottom Inspection of Passenger Ships

05

10/2018

Link

175

Electronic Statutory Certificates

03

10/2018

Link

136

Enhanced Monitoring Programme

01

10/2018

Link

179

Passenger Ships – Safe Return to Port

00

10/2018

Link

4

Incident Reporting Procedures

12

09/2018

Link

176

Voluntary Early Implementation of SOLAS Regulation II-1/12

01

06/2018

Link

170

Early Implementation of SOLAS Regulations II-2/1 and II-2/10

01

06/2018

Link

178

SOLAS Alternative Design and Arrangements (AD&A)

00

06/2018

Link

85

Port State Control Inspection Management

05

05/2018

Link

120

Action to be taken concerning Port State or Flag State Detention

04

05/2018

Link

177

General Data Protection Regulation

00

05/2018

Link

23

ISM Code Certification

06

04/2018

Link

155

Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Transhipment Operations

05

02/2018

Link

171

Control and Management of Ships’ Biofouling

02

02/2018

Link

98

Servicing of Marine Evacuation Systems, Inflatable LifeRafts, Inflated Rescue Boats, Inflatable LifeJackets and Hydrostatic Release Units

03

01/2018

Link

174

Marine Evacuation Systems

00

01/2018

Link

173

Electronic Record Keeping Systems

00

01/2018

Link

51

ECDIS, Nautical Charts and Publications: Carriage and Updating Requirements

08

11/2017

Link

114

Economic and Ancillary Measures for Certain States (UN Sanctions)

04

11/2017

Link

96

Maintaining Passenger Ship Watertight Doors Open During Navigation

02

11/2017

Link

135

Training and Certification Requirements for Passenger Ships

01

11/2017

Link

84

Oil Record Book

05

10/2017

Link

167

International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)

01

10/2017

Link

163

Requirements for refrigerated cargo ships carrying frozen fishery products to European Union countries

01

08/2017

Link

152

BMA Publications

02

07/2017

Link

168

Training and Certification Requirements for Persons sailing on board Bahamian ships subject to the Polar Code

00

07/2017

Link

169

Garbage Record Books

00

07/2017

Link

119

Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Waters off the Coast of Somalia

07

06/2017

Link

129

STCW 2010 Amendments

01

04/2017

Link

101

Application of Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Requirements

07

02/2017

Link

104

Issue of Bahamas National Certificates and Endorsements

04

02/2017

Link

116

Authorized Testing Application Service Providers (ASP) for Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of Ships

04

02/2017

Link

157

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

02

02/2017

Link

164

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992 (CLC Convention)

00

02/2017

Link

99

Survey and Inspections of Ships Operating Solely within Bahamian Territorial Waters or the Caribbean Region

01

12/2016

Link

149

BMA Technical & Safety Alerts

01

12/2016

Link

127

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

04

11/2016

Link

162

Training and Certification Requirements for Seafarers Sailing on Ships Subject to the IGF Code

00

11/2016

Link

66

Bahamian Initial and Annual Inspections

05

10/2016

Link

161

MLC 2006 Financial Security

00

10/2016

Link

121

Countries Recognised by the Bahamas in accordance with STCW Regulation I/10

04

08/2016

Link

19

Commissioning of INMARSAT Terminals

01

05/2016

Link

159

Manned Submersible Craft

00

03/2016

Link

160

Guidance on Large-Scale Rescue Operations at Sea

00

03/2016

Link

107

Record of Employment, Bahamas Seaman’s Record Book and Certificate of Discharge

04

12/2015

Link

138

Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS) Training Requirements

02

11/2015

Link

158

Carriage, Training and Certification of Electro-Technical Officer and or Electro-Technical Rating

00

11/2015

Link

130

Training and Certification Requirements

01

09/2015

Link

111

Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

05

08/2015

Link

29

Emergency Escape Breathing Devices

04

08/2015

Link

89

Competent Person Carrying Out Duties in Connection with Inspection, Maintenance and Testing of Ships’ Appliances and Equipment

01

08/2015

Link

154

Passenger Ship Windows

00

08/2015

Link

71

Approval (Certification) of Marine Equipment

02

07/2015

Link

156

Guidance on the Assessment for a Bahamas Certificate of Competency under STCW Chapter II and III as an Officer

00

03/2015

Link

97

Fire Fighting Equipment

04

02/2015

Link

123

Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Refrigerants

03

02/2015

Link

128

Guidance to Shipowners on Carriage of Armed Personnel for Vessel Protection

03

02/2015

Link

3

Recognized Organisations and Recognized Security Organisations

05

12/2014

Link

153

Guidance on the issue of Bahamas National Certificates under STCW Chapter IV as GMDSS Radio Operator and STCW Chapters II and III as Rating or Able Seafarer

00

12/2014

Link

150

Inspection and Testing of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

01

08/2014

Link

8

Application of an Exemption from or an Extension to an International Convention Requirement

04

07/2014

Link

1

BMA Information Bulletins and Bahamas National Requirements

03

07/2014

Link

70

SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS Code)

05

05/2014

Link

87

Safety of Lifeboat Onload Release Gear

05

04/2014

Link

57

Continuous Synopsis Record

05

10/2013

Link

151

Safety Familiarization and Basic Training Instruction and Certification

00

10/2013

Link

118

Security Training, Instruction and Certification

03

09/2013

Link

139

MLC Accommodation Standards

01

04/2013

Link

142

Seafarers Employment Agreement and Articles of Agreement

01

04/2013

Link

146

Ships Cook

01

04/2013

Link

147

MLC Recruitment and Placement Services

01

04/2013

Link

148

Medical Care Onboard

01

04/2013

Link

6

GMDSS - EPIRB Registration

02

02/2013

Link

100

Wires for Lifeboat Falls and Appliance-launched Liferafts

02

02/2013

Link

117

Lifeboat Safety – The Use of Fall Preventer Devices (FPD)

03

01/2013

Link

7

Emergency Response Officer

02

01/2013

Link

140

Minimum Age requirements for Seafarers

00

08/2012

Link

141

MLC Onboard Complaint Procedures

00

08/2012

Link

143

MLC – Guidelines for Flag State Inspection and Certification

00

08/2012

Link

144

Hours of Rest

00

08/2012

Link

145

Management of Occupational Health and Safety

00

08/2012

Link

124

Bahamas Seafarers Application Form

01

07/2012

Link

122

Lay Up of a Bahamas Registered Vessel – Practice, Policy and Procedures

01

03/2012

Link

137

Bahamas Online Registration Information System (BORIS)

01

01/2012

Link

102

Procedures for Yachts – 24 metres length or more

06

12/2011

Link

133

Procedures for Yachts – less than 24 metres length

01

12/2011

Link

106

Tanker Training & Certificates / Endorsements

02

08/2011

Link

126

MARPOL Annex VI Record Book for Fuel Oil and Ozone Depleting Substances

00

06/2010

Link

109

IMO Unique Company & Registered Owners Identification Number Scheme

02

10/2008

Link

112

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (Bunkers Convention)

01

10/2008

Link

94

Application of MARPOL Annex I to Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facilities (FPSO) and Floating Storage Units (FSU)

01

08/2008

Link

72

Enhancing Lifeboat Safety during abandon ship drills

01

04/2007

Link

90

MARPOL Annex II – Carriage of Vegetable Oils

00

02/2007

Link

91

Statutory Approval of Documents

00

02/2007

Link

93

Code of Safety for Diving Systems

00

02/2007

Link

30

References to STCW 95 in certificates, endorsements and other documents

00

06/2002

Link

Recent Technical Alerts

Number

Title

 

Date Published

Link

19-10

AMSA Marine Notice 03/201 - Pilot Transfer Arrangements

 

23/10/19

Link

19-09

Prohibition on use of Single Use Plastics in Indian Ports and Indian Waters

 

22/10/19

Link

19-08

Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) on Bahamian Ships

 

17/10/19

Link

19-07

China MSA Administrative Rules for Ship Maintenance and Inspection Service

 

13/09/19

Link

19-06

Abuja, Indian Ocean, Paris, Riyadh & Tokyo MOU CIC 2019

 

10/09/19

Link

19-05

Kapok Lifejackets

 

28/08/19

Link

19-04

DNVGL - Statutory Certificates and Continuous Synopsis Records

 

28/08/19

Link

19-03

United States Executive Order on Venezuela

 

08/08/19

Link

19-02

Validation of Discharge Certificates

 

08/08/19

Link

19-01

Validation of Discharge Certificates

 

31/07//19

Link

18-07

Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings

 

09/11/18

Link

18-06

Recommendations on Navigation through the Entrances to the Baltic Sea

 

09/08/18

Link

18-05

Paris, Tokyo, Indian Ocean and Black Sea MoU 2018 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

08/08/18

Link

18-04

Amendments to the IAMSAR Manual

 

16/07/18

Link

18-03

New International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) Standards for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

 

19/06/18

Link

18-02

Viña del Mar Agreement 2018 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

8/06/18

Link

18-01

Port State Control – United States Coast Guard QUALSHIP 21 & E-Zero Programs

 

29/03/18

Link

18-01

IMCA Safety Flash 01/18

 

09/01/18

Link

17-14

Sprinkler Heads & Bulbs

 

23/11/17

Link

17-13

Bahamas National Requirements Rev.9 Corrigendum

 

13/11/17

Link

17-12

HLB Talon II 4.0, Talon II 6.0 & Talon 9.0 Lifeboat on Load Release Systems

 

20/09/17

Link

17-11

Port State Control - Fuel Oil Quick Closing Valves

 

19/09/17

Link

17-10

PSC United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship Deficiencies

 

06/09/17

Link

17-09

Riyadh MoU 2017 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

06/09/17

Link

17-08

Joint CIC by Paris and Tokyo MoU 2017

 

04/08/17

Link

17-07

Port State Control - United States Coast Guard QUALSHIP 21 & E-Zero Programs

 

30/06/17

Link

17-06

Requirements of Photographs for BMA documents issued to Seafarers

 

30/06/17

Link

17-05

Port State Control Special Inspection Campaign in China

 

28/06/17

Link

17-04

Lifejacket light battery failure: Alcares, Jack A1-Alk and Jack ARH-Alk

 

26/05/17

Link

17-03

Revision of Bahamas Seaman Record Book

 

24/05/17

Link

17-02

Garbage Record Books

 

13/02/17

Link

17-01

AMSA Directions on limiting sulphur emissions from cruise ships whilst at berth Sydney Harbour

 

02/02/17

Link

16-64

IMCA Safety Flashes 34/16 & 35/16

 

20/12/16

Link

16-63

Bahamas approach to the IMO Guidance relating to Seafarers who hold certificates and documents that do not comply with 2010 Amendments to STCW Convention and Code from 01 January - 01 July 2017

 

08/12/16

Link

16-62

IMCA Safety Flashes 32/16 & 33/16

 

06/12/16

Link

16-61

Bahamas STCW Able Seafarer Certificate of Proficiency

 

29/11/16

Link

16-60

IMCA Safety Flash 31/16

 

23/11/16

Link

16-57

United States Coast Guard Safety Alert 15-16: SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

 

27/10/16

Link

16-56

IMCA Safety Flash 29/16

 

27/10/16

Link

16-55

IMCA Safety Flash 28/16

 

13/10/16

Link

16-54

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alerts 16-24 & 16-25

 

13/10/16

Link

16-53

IMCA Safety Flash 27/16

 

13/10/16

Link

16-52

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 16-23

 

13/10/16

Link

16-51

Implementation of Standards A2.5.2 and A4.2.1 of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, as amended

 

13/10/16

Link

16-50

IMCA Safety Flash 26/16

 

06/10/16

Link

16-49

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 22-16

 

06/10/16

Link

16-48

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alerts 16-20 & 16-21

 

04/10/16

Link

16-47

IMCA Safety Flash 25/16

 

04/10/16

Link

16-46

Atmosphere testing instruments – SOLAS XI-1 Regulation 7

 

26/09/16

Link

16-45

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 19-16

 

26/09/16

Link

16-44

Safety Flash 24/16

 

20/09/16

Link

16-43

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alerts 16-17 & 16-18

 

19/09/16

Link

16-42

Marine Fuel Sulphur Content Testing in Canada

 

16/09/16

Link

16-41

IMCA Safety Flash 23/16

 

14/09/16

Link

16-40

IMCA Safety Flash 22/16

 

02/09/16

Link

16-39

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 16-16

 

31/08/16

Link

16-38

TALON II Lifeboat On Load Release Systems

 

19/08/16

Link

16-37

Riyadh MoU 2016 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

18/08/16

Link

16-36

IMCA Safety Flash 21/16

 

10/08/16

Link

16-35

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 16-15

 

09/08/16

Link

16-34

IMCA Safety Flash 20/16

 

05/08/16

Link

16-33

Paris M0U 2016 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

05/08/16

Link

16-32

Caribbean MoU 2016 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

28/07/16

Link

16-31

Tokyo, Indian Ocean and Black Sea MoU 2016 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)

 

28/07/16

Link

16-30

IMCA Safety Flash 19/16

 

22/07/16

Link

16-29

IMCA Safety Flash 18/16

 

22/07/16

Link

16-28

IMCA Safety Flash 17/16

 

30/06/16

Link

16-27

IMCA Safety Flash 16/16

 

27/06/16

Link

16-26

Marine Safety Forum Safety Alert 16-14

 

23/06/16

Link

16-25

Reporting of Port State Control Inspections

 

10/06/16

Link