Maritime Risk International
The Bahamas’ commitment to quality and safety has once again been recognised by the US Coast Guard (USCG) through its Qualship
21 programme (Quality Shipping for the 21st Century). The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) said it was proud to be included
in the USCG “Qualship 21” list which recognises the quality of Bahamas-registered ships, their owners/managers and crew, operating
to and from US ports. The Bahamas strives for zero detentions and is moving closer to this goal with just two detentions out
of the 538 US port state inspections of Bahamas-flagged ships during the last year. Furthermore, The Bahamas is at the top
of the so-called “Whitelist” within the port state control regimes of the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU.