Flag State Summary – Bahamas

  • Date: 31/08/2010

Main administrative office

The Bahamas Maritime Authority
PO Box N4679
Tel.: +1 242 394 3024
Fax.: +1 242 394 3014
E-Mail: reg@bahamasmaritime.com
Website: www.bahamasmaritime.com

Certification Procedure

Certification procedure is explained in the BMA Information Bulletin No 112 Contact Details in respect of Bunkers Convention certification

The Bahamas Maritime Authority
120 Old Broad Street
Tel. +44 20 7562 1300
Fax. +44 20 7614 0650

The Bahamas Maritime Authority
Bahamas House
231 East 46th Street
New York
New York 10017
Tel. +1 212 829 0221
Fax. +1 212 829 0356

The Bahamas Maritime Authority
PO Box N4679
Tel. +1 242 394 3024
Fax. +1 242 394 3014 

Global Email addresses:


No announcement has been made to date regarding the issuance of certification for ships registered with a Flag State not party to the Bunkers Convention.
Recommended to use the London office for certificates. 

Fee: USD 150 + courier expenses
Last updated: 20th April 2009

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