Bulletin 334: Ship Security Alert Systems (SSAS)

Please be advised that Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) will no longer receive SSAS alerts directly from any vessels. Shipping companies are required to designate either an internal appointee (preferably the Company Security Officer (CSO) or Alternate Company Security Officer (ACSO) or an external, qualified third party to serve as the “Competent Authority” to receive all SSAS alerts and take appropriate action.

Bulletin 333: Inventory of Hazardous Materials – Statement of Compliance

This Bulletin provides instructions on the issue of Statements of Compliance on Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) under the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention) and the European Union (EU) Ship Recycling Regulation (EU) No. 1257/2013 (EU SRR). It applies to any ship requesting a Statement of Compliance on IHM under the Hong Kong Convention or EU SRR.

Bulletin 332: Electronic Record Keeping Systems

1. Aim 1.1 This Bulletin is intended to provide guidance on the use of electronic record keeping systems, including log books and record books, on board ships registered in Barbados. The Bulletin should be read in conjunction with International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolutions A.813(19) & A.916(22) and IMO Circular MSC/Circ.982. 2. Introduction 2.1 Barbados legislation…

Bulletin 329: COVID-19 update

1. Purpose 1.1. This bulletin is issued by Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) to provide information on COVID-19 (formerly called novel coronavirus) related issues. 2. Actions to be taken in case of suspected cases 2.1. Where COVID-19 is suspected, medical advice should be sought. 2.2. The advice of public health authorities in the country where…

Bulletin 328: General Information on Provisional Registration of Vessels

Application: All ships above 500 GT and all commercially operated yachts above 500 GT operating internationally Checklist No.02 for vessel registration (provisional and full registration) is available under the ‘REGISTRATION’ tab on our website. Provisional registration conveys no entitlement to register a ship under The Shipping Act 1994. There are different forms and information required…

Bulletin 326: IMO Guidelines for a safe shipboard interface

Application: All shipowner/operators, masters and officers of merchant ships IMO has provided Guidelines to ensure a safe shipboard interface between ship and shore-based personnel, to which we wish to draw your attention. This advice is provided here:  .Circular Letter No.4204-Add.16 – Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Covid-19 Related Guidelines For Ensuring A Safe Shipboard    …

Bulletin 325: QR Codes on Endorsements and CRAs

Officer Endorsements and CRAs will now be issued with a QR code, which can be scanned to verify the authenticity of the document. The aim is to reduce the administrative burden on Administrations, Port State control officials, ships’ crews and other stakeholders in the industry. In the past, ships have experienced instances of Port State…