This Information Bulletin explains the position of Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) in respect of establishing policies and procedures for mitigating maritime cyber risk.
At the 102nd session of the Maritime Safety Commission (4th to 11th November 2020) agreed a Recommended Framework of Protocols for the purpose of ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Barbados Maritime administration urges all interested parties to note the recommendations and take the advice on board.
This bulletin documents amendments that were adopted by Member States at a meeting which took place 23-27 April 2018 at the ILO in Geneva. The amendments were approved at the International Labour Organisation’s 107th Session and will enter into force for Barbados on 26 December 2020.
This bulletin serves to remind all ship operators and crew of the ongoing requirement to help maintain a ship in good, safe and seaworthy condition. COVID-19 has added considerably to the difficulties faced by all seafarers and ship operators, but is not an excuse for allowing standards to slip. The guidance below has been issued previously but remains valid today.
Bulletin 336: Recognition of Documents Issued in Electronic Format and Scanned Colour Copies of Originals
This bulletin serves to notify the shipping community of recognition of documents issued in electronic format and scanned colour copies of originals. Recognition of the scanned colour copies reduces undue delays while the vessel awaits delivery of the original documents.
Contact Data Sheet for Owners, Operators and Crewing Agents for all Barbados Registered Vessels
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.
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.
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…
The following Bulletin has been taken from RINA MNO No.169, issued July 2020. The scope of the Marine Information Notice publication is to provide the Shipping Sector with information relevant to RINA, its organization, initiatives and services as well as to disseminate information of a general nature which in RINA view may be of interest.…