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…