Barbados has authorised Recognised Organisations to carry out statutory certification and services for ships registered in Barbados and for Companies operating Barbadian ships.

Any request for clarification regarding the scope or extent of authority of a Recognised Organisation to represent or act on behalf of Barbados should be made directly to the Barbados Maritime Ship Registry at ops@barbadosmaritime.com

The current list of Recognised Organisations is shown below. Click on the logos to access their websites.

American Bureau of Shipping
Bulgarian Register of Shipping
Bureau Veritas
China Classification Society
ClassNK
Croatian Register of Shipping
DNV AS
Dromon Bureau of Shipping
Indian Register of Shipping
International Naval Surveys Bureau
International Register of Shipping
Korean Register of Shipping
Libero Hellenic Register
Lloyd's Register Group
National Shipping Adjusters
Overseas Marine Certification Services
PHOENIX Register of Shipping
Polish Register of Shipping
Registro Italiano Navale
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Türk Loydu
United Registration and Classification of Services

Bulletins From Barbados Maritime

Bulletin 006 – Port State Control Detentions

Click to download content as PDF Notice to: Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations. Download Bulletin   1. References a) IMO Assembly Res. A.1155(32) Procedures for port state control, 2021;b) ILO Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;c) BMSR Bulletin 004...

Bulletin 033 – Radio Accounting Authority (RAA), Point of Service Activation (PSA), MMSI and Call Sign

Click to download content as PDF Notice to: Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Download Bulletin 1. References a) International Telecommunication Union Convention (ITU Convention); b) ITU-T Recommendation D.90 (ITU D.90); c) Form 144 – Application for Radio Accounting Authority Acting on Behalf...

Bulletin 023 – Electronic Documents and Statutory Certificates

Click to download content as PDF Notice to: Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Download Bulletin 1. References a) Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Certificates – FAL.5/Circ.39/Rev.2. 2. Purpose 2.1 This Bulletin establishes the requirements for electronic documents issued by the BMSR....

Bulletin 012 – Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Protection Systems and Appliances Rev 1.1

Click to download content as PDF Notice to: Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Download Bulletin 1. References a) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS); Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code; b) IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1432 Revised Guidelines on maintenance and inspection...