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

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
Croatian Register of Shipping
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

Retirement Of Capt. Ruud Behrend, Nautical Inspector

It is with mixed feelings we witness Ruud’s retirement. He has served the Barbados flag as Nautical Inspector in The Netherland for 25 years, always as the consummate professional in his dealings with both the flag and clients alike.

Ship Management International 2023

BMSR is excited to announce we are featured in the latest edition of Ship Management International.

Bulletin 002 – Vessel Registration & Register Alterations

Click to download content as PDF Notice to: Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations. 1. Example heading 1 1.1 Example heading 2.1 Example heading 3 i) Example heading 4a) Example heading 5 “References” 2. References a) Barbados Merchant Shipping Act (CAP 296)b) Facilitation (FAL) Committee Circular...

Refreshed Set of Shipboard Documents

BMSR are pleased to announce we now have our full refreshed set of Shipboard Documents available (printed).