Version No. 1.0 Issue Date 01/Jan/2022 Effective Date 01/Jan/2022 Bulletin 001 – Bulletin System Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Operations: email@example.com Page 1 of 3 References Barbados Merchant Shipping Act (CAP 296) Barbados Merchant Shipping Regulations Barbados Merchant Shipping Regulations Barbados Marine Notices Purpose This Bulletin describes the use of the Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) Bulletin System for Barbadian ships. Application This Bulletin applies to all Barbadian ships above 150 GT that are engaged in international voyages. Introduction The Company and the master shall ensure that all persons joining a ship or unit are immediately given appropriate familiarization training with respect to the ship for emergency, safety and if applicable security in addition to their respective duties and functions. The Company and the master of a ship shall ensure that watch standards and arrangements as outlined in STCW Convention Chapter VIII are always maintained. The national mandatory requirements for all Barbadian ships are set by the Minister and/or Marine Administration through the Marine Shipping Act, Regulations and The Marine Notices. The international mandatory requirements for all Barbadian ships are set by The IMO Instruments. The BMSR bulletins are only to support the Merchant Shipping Act, Regulations, Marine Notices, and IMO Instruments and to provide an easy reference and of all the national and international requirements for Barbadian ship engaged in international voyages. To improve clarity and make sure compliance with latest requirements, the BMSR has decided to reorganise the information currently provided in Bulletin, their numbering and layout. Bulletins are provided with the letter “B” and three number identification, e.g., B001. Bulletin 001 - Bulletin System Rev. 1.0 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 2 of 3 Bulletins specific for yacht are provided with the letter “Y” and three number identification, e.g., Y001. Existing bulletins will continue to be valid until they are replaced by new version. Each bulletin has an issue date which when it is published, and effective date from which the bulletin enters into effect. This is to allow the BMSR to provide information ang guidance on eventual upcoming new regulations. It should be noted that specific bulletin may be reserved for future use (e.g., where referenced in legislation) so they may not be published in numerical order. All bulletins are available on the BMSR website. Bulletins when downloaded from the BMSR website are uncontrolled, therefore the BMSR website should be checked for the latest version of this or of any other bulletin. Use and retention of Bulletins Companies shall ensure that the contents of Bulletins, which are relevant to their operations, are incorporated into their safety management system procedures. Copies of relevant Bulletins, in their latest revision, shall be retained in Company offices and on board all Barbadian ships. Recognised Organisations and BMSR Nautical Inspectors must ensure that the contents of relevant BMSR Bulletins are incorporated in their procedures relating to their Barbados delegation. Distribution of BMSR Bulletins Notification of the addition, or revision, of a document is sent by automatic emails. To subscribe and receive latest Bulletins, it is essential to register on the BMSR website and provide First Name, Last Name and Email Address. Subscription is free of charge. Bulletin 001 - Bulletin System Rev. 1.0 Operations: email@example.com Page 3 of 3 Revision History Version Description of Revision 1.0 First Issue
Version No. 1.0 Issue Date 01/Jan/2022 Effective Date 01/Jan/2022 Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 1 of 11 References Barbados Merchant Shipping Act (CAP 296). Barbados S.I 2001 No. 44 - Shipping (Safe Manning, Watchkeeping and Hours of Work) Regulations, 2001. SOLAS, International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. IMO Assembly Resolution A.1047(27), Principles of minimum safe manning, adopted 30 November 2011. Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, (STCW Convention). The Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code. International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Purpose This Bulletin sets out the measures adopted by the Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) to ensure Barbadian ships comply with Barbados CAP296 Section 211, Barbados S.I 2001 No. 44, SOLAS Regulation V/14, IMO Resolution A.1047(27), MLC Regulation 2.7, STCW Convention Regulation VIII/2 and STCW Code Section A-VIII/2. The requirements of this Bulletin are to ensure that Barbadian ships are sufficiently, effectively, and efficiently manned to provide safety and security of the ship, safe navigation and operations at sea, safe operations in port, prevention of human injury or loss of life, the avoidance of damage to the marine environment and to property, and to ensure the welfare and health of seafarers through the avoidance of fatigue. Application The safe manning requirements of Section 4 and the Barbados shipboard working arrangements requirements of Section 5, apply to all Barbadian ships. The requirements for a Safe Manning Document (SMD) of Section 5 apply to ships and commercial yachts of 500 GT and greater. Safe Manning Requirements The Company and the master shall ensure that all persons joining a ship or unit are immediately given appropriate familiarization training with respect to the ship for emergency, safety and if applicable security in addition to their respective duties and functions. The Company and the master of a ship shall ensure that watch standards and arrangements as outlined in STCW Convention Chapter VIII are always maintained. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: email@example.com Page 2 of 11 The Company and the master shall meet the relevant requirements of MLC 2006 and STCW Convention Chapter VIII with respect to periods of rest and prevention of alcohol abuse for any person assigned or performing designated safety, prevention of pollution and security duties. Ship’s Cook In all cases where the total manning consists of more than 10 persons, there shall be a dedicated certified cook. As per MLC A3.2.5 On ships operating with a prescribed manning of less than 10 the company should have one person designated as the Cook. If the appointed person does not hold a ship’s cook certificate, then the person is to be trained or instructed in areas including food and personal hygiene as well as handling and storage of food on board ship. Ship Security Officer (SSO) All persons, onboard ships to which the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS Code) applies, shall have received security training in accordance with STCW Convention Regulation VI/6. One appropriately trained person shall be designated as the Ship Security Officer (SSO) as required under the (ISPS Code). The SSO maybe the master or any other person designated by the Company. The officer so designated shall meet the training requirement in accordance with the provisions of STCW Regulation VI/5 and shall be directly responsible to the master (if the SSO is not the master) and the Company Security Officer (CSO) in compliance with ship’s SMS. The Company shall ensure that one of the capacities proposed to be included on the SMD is also able to carry out the duties of the SSO. Persons Assigned Electronic and Electrical Duties A ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more may carry persons who are specifically assigned the specific duties, tasks and responsibilities relating to electrical and electronic tasks. If required to be carried, these persons should be certified as Electro-Technical Officers or Electro-Technical Ratings and satisfy the requirements of STCW Regulations III/6 or III/7 respectively. The SMD need only include these persons if they are additional to the Engineering Officers and they have been assigned shipboard duties to satisfy the requirements of the maintenance of a safe engineering watch, emergency as specified in the Muster List or operation and maintenance of the ship’s electrical, electronic and control systems. Person Designated for Safety All ships shall have a person, who may be the Master, who has responsibility for implementation of and compliance with the ship’s occupational safety and health policy and programme. Manning During Hours of Darkness and Restricted Visibility Companies shall ensure that the ships have sufficient trained navigational watch-keeping personnel to ensure that the navigation control room/bridge is manned by at least 2 watch keepers during hours of darkness and conditions of restricted visibility. One of these watch keepers shall be a Deck Officer. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 3 of 11 Manning Onboard Specific Ship Ships with propulsion power of less than 750 kW i) Ships with propulsion power of less than 750 kW are not required to have an engineer certificated in accordance with STCW. However, such ships must have at least one person, other than the master, who is trained and certified to operate the machinery onboard the ship. If the training is not in accordance with STCW then the person should have documentary evidence of his training and capability to perform the assigned tasks. Ships with Unattended Machinery Space (UMS) i) The UMS notation assigned by a Classification Society shall be considered when determining whether the machinery space can be unattended. ii) If the manning of a ship with propulsion power of more than 3000kW is based on UMS notation then the ship shall carry an additional watch-keeping engineer officer if the UMS systems are inoperative for more than seven days. The Company shall notify affected Classification Society and the BMSR of the related equipment failure affecting the UMS notation. Tankers i) Company operating tankers shall ensure that all officers, ratings, and persons involved in cargo operation hold a basic training in accordance with the provisions of STCW requirements relating to the type of tanker on which the person is serving. ii) Officer shall have the Certificate of Proficiency STCW V/1-1 and V/1-2 endorsed by the BMSR. Ships Fitted with ECDIS i) The Company should ensure that if the ship is fitted with ECDIS, the master and navigating officers have appropriate ECDIS training. ii) The Master shall ensure that all affected officers have documentary evidence ECDIS training prior to be assigned their shipboard navigational duties. Employment of Additional Seafarers by the Company. A Company may decide to employ more seafarers than stipulated in the SMD. These seafarers shall be trained to a level appropriate to their duties in addition to having the minimum basic training for emergency, safety, and survival. The statutory certificates will detail the maximum number of persons on board and there must be sufficient accommodation satisfying the MLC 2006 (as amended) standards for that number. There are a number of capacities that are not identified in STCW and accordingly the SMD may not refer to them. The Company should decide on their qualification or experience in accordance with the objectives of their Safety Management System but if the persons are employed and assigned shipboard safety, security, environmental protection, cargo operations or watch-keeping duties, the person must complete STCW basic training before joining the ship and receive shipboard familiarization training before being assigned their shipboard tasks/duties. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: email@example.com Page 4 of 11 Watchkeeping The company responsible for the operation of the ship shall ensure that all watch standers on board its ships adhere to the minimum limits of hours of rest in accordance with international regulations. For ships of 3000 GT and above and propulsion power of 3000 KW and above the master and chief engineer shall not be part of the ship watches and a three-watch system shall be adopted for both the deck and engine watches. For ships of less than 3000 GT and with propulsion power of less than 3000 KW twowatch system may be adopted provided that the requirements for work and rest hours shall be met. For deck watches that are normally limited in numbers, a routine for providing additional assistance without delay shall be established and standby personnel shall be identified and immediately contactable. On ships with periodically unattended machinery spaces (UMS) notation and of less than 2000 KW propulsion power and in case of limited number of cabins and bunks a watch with only the Chief engineer may be adopted during the daytime (0800-2000) provided that the requirements for work and rest hours shall be met and that additional assistance without delay is established. When the engine watch is only with the Chief engineer, the Company shall anticipate the number of hours of the Chief engineer to be devoted to unscheduled work in case of emergency. As soon as practicable after the normal situation has been restored, the Chief engineer shall have adequate period of rest. The Barbados Shipboard Working Arrangements In compliance with the Barbados S.I 2001 No. 44, the company shall produce a shipboard working arrangements (SWA) of duties and hours of work for all the seafarer on board includes regular watchkeeping duties or ship handling and the ship’s chief engineer, chief officer and second engineer officer. The SWA shall also specify: the maximum period of continuous watchkeeping the hours of anticipated number of hours to be devoted to unscheduled work; the minimum rest period between watches; the total daily, weekly, and monthly hours of work; and a minimum of 10 hours of rest in any 24-hour period, which may be divided into no more than 2 periods, one of which shall be at least 6 hours in length. Notwithstanding section .5 above, the minimum period of 10 hours may be reduced to not less than 6 consecutive hours on condition that any such reduction shall not extend beyond 2 days and not less than 70 hours of rest are provided in each 7-day period The Barbados shipboard working arrangement (Form 159), which is available for download on the BMSR website, shall be signed by the Master and a Copy shall be submitted to BMSR in order to verify the ship is safely manned. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 5 of 11 The SWA shall be posted or maintained to be easily accessible and capable of being verified by Barbados Appointed Nautical Inspectors. Any exceptions or suspension of the periods of rest shall be recorded in the Official Logbook. Safe Manning Document - Requirements The Company shall make an application for a SMD following an assessment that takes into consideration Sections 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 of this Bulletin. The minimum safe manning of a ship should be established taking into account all relevant factors, including the following: size and type of ship; number, size and type of main propulsion units and auxiliaries; level of ship automation; construction and equipment of the ship; method of maintenance used; cargo to be carried; frequency of port calls, length, and nature of voyages to be undertaken; trading area(s), waters, and operations in which the ship is involved; extent to which training activities are conducted on board; degree of shoreside support provided to the ship by the company; applicable work hour limits and/or rest requirements; and the provisions of the approved Ship's Security Plan. In determining the minimum safe manning of a ship following principles should be observed. The capability to: i) Maintain safe navigational, port, engineering, and radio watches in accordance with regulation VIII/2 of the STCW Convention, as amended, and also maintain general surveillance of the ship; ii) moor and unmoor the ship safely; iii) manage the safety functions of the ship when employed in a stationary or near-stationary mode at sea; iv) perform operations, as appropriate, for the prevention of damage to the marine environment; v) maintain the safety arrangements and the cleanliness of all accessible spaces to minimize the risk of fire; vi) provide for medical care on board ship; vii) ensure safe carriage of cargo during transit; viii) inspect and maintain, as appropriate, the structural integrity of the ship; ix) operate in accordance with the approved Ship's Security Plan; The ability to: i) operate all watertight closing arrangements and maintain them in effective condition, and also deploy a competent damage control party; Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: email@example.com Page 6 of 11 ii) operate all onboard firefighting and emergency equipment and life-saving appliances, carry out such maintenance of this equipment as is required to be done at sea, and muster and disembark all persons on board; iii) operate the main propulsion and auxiliary machinery including pollution prevention equipment and maintain them in a safe condition to enable the ship to overcome the foreseeable perils of the voyage. The following onboard functions, when applicable, should also be taken into account: ongoing training requirements for all personnel, including the operation and use of fire-fighting and emergency equipment, life-saving appliances, and watertight closing arrangements; specialized training requirements for particular types of ships and in instances where crew members are engaged in shipboard tasks that cross departmental boundaries; provision of proper food and drinking water; need to undertake emergency duties and responsibilities; and need to provide training opportunities for entrant seafarers to allow them to gain the training and experience needed. Safe Manning Document - Temporary Exemption In cases of Force Majeure, where the manning level falls below that of the SMD e.g., due to crew illness, unexpected repatriation on compassionate grounds etc., the ship may as a temporary measure, sail with one person less than that stipulated in the SMD and in exemption of SOLAS V/14 provisions. This does not apply to the capacities of master and chief engineer. In all such cases the master, in consultation with the chief engineer where the shortage relates to an engineer officer, should ensure that there is continuity of watches by duly qualified persons without affecting the statutory minimum period of rest. The shortage must be filled at the earliest opportunity and in any case not later than fourteen (14) days or at the next port if the intended voyage is more than fourteen (14) days. In circumstances of exceptional necessity, as per MLC Standard A3.2.6, where a Company is unable to achieve the minimum manning due to the lack of a duly certificated Cook, a temporary exemption from the provision of MLC Regulation 3.2.3 may be granted and permitting a non-fully qualified cook to serve in a specified ship for a specified limited period, until the next convenient port of call or for a period not exceeding 1 month, provided that the person to whom the dispensation is issued is trained or instructed in areas including food and personal hygiene as well as handling and storage of food on board ship. The BMSR must be notified and provided with the following information, which must also be duly recorded in the Official Logbook: Name and IMO Number of the ship Capacity and rank of the officer Reason for exemption No. of crew onboard, excluding the affected officer The Port of departure and arrival with the shortage Date of departure and ETD Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 7 of 11 Safe Manning Document – Application The Company shall submit of a proposal for minimum safe manning defining the nature of the operation of the ship take into account the requirements of Section 7 of this Bulletin. The minimum SMD can be issued with an “Unlimited” or trading areas and “Limited” trading areas for those vessels which have operations to a limited geographical area. “Limited” trading areas are when: The voyages do not exceed 24 hours between ports of calls; or Voyages are within 200 nm from the nearest shore; or Enclosed areas. Enclosed areas, may include, but are not limited to: Mediterranean Sea; Caribbean (restricted areas 1, II, and/or III, as defined in CCSS Code); Red Sea; Caspian Sea; Black Sea; Azov Sea; North Sea; Gulf of Aden; Baltic Sea; Persian Gulf. A vessel which operates part of the time within a limited areas and part of the time on more extensive voyages may elect to have two (2) SMD. The Company shall submit an SMD application (Form 012), which is available for download on the BMSR website. The fields of the SMD application Form are to be completed with accurate information. If an item does not apply to the ship, “N/A” is to be placed in the space. The application is to be completed and signed by a person appointed by the Company. A guideline of the minimum manning levels required by the BMSR for unlimited and limited trading areas is provided in Appendix A of this Bulletin. If there are special considerations that may affect manning levels, they should be included on the form at the bottom of the second box where it says “Comments/Special Considerations or ship configurations that may affect manning.” This could include operations such as coastal or domestic trade, number of cabins and/or bunks on the ship, the ship’s intended port schedule, etc. In assessing minimum deck manning, the BMSR shall consider the ship’s dimensions, layout of crew accommodation, and internal communications systems, all of which affect crew capabilities and response reactions, the ship’s propulsion power, the engine room layout and proximity to boiler rooms, etc. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: email@example.com Page 8 of 11 In this respect the BMSR may increase the scale of manning from that proposed by the Company. The BMSR will not normally reduce the manning level from that proposed by the Company unless it considers certain references in the SMD application proposed by the Company are unnecessary or inconsistent with standard practices. Safe Manning Document – Validity In compliance with the requirements of Annex 5 of the IMO Resolutions A.1047(27) an SMD issued to a ship shall have a validity of 5 years from the date of issue. A new SMD is also required to be issued when: i) there is a change of ship’s name; or ii) there is a change of trading area; or iii) change of ISM Managers; or iv) any other changes/alterations to the ship, its crew, construction, machinery, equipment, operation, maintenance, or management that affects the manning level required to continue safe operations. Port State Control The STCW Convention, Regulation I/4, enables port State authorities to verify conditions on any ship, particularly as to the qualifications and ability of personnel on board. Port State authorities may pay particular attention to the following: that all seafarers on board who are required to be certificated hold an appropriate Barbados certificate or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the BMSR; and/or the numbers and certificates of the seafarers serving on board conform to the applicable safe manning requirements of the BMSR. In accordance with section A-I/4 of the STCW Code, port State authorities may assess the ability of the seafarers of the ship to maintain watchkeeping standards as required by the STCW Convention if there are clear grounds for believing that such standards are not being maintained because of any of the following having occurred: the ship has been involved in a collision, grounding, or stranding; there has been a discharge of substances from the ship when underway, at anchor or at berth, which is illegal under any international convention; the ship has been maneuvered in an erratic or unsafe manner whereby routing measures adopted by the IMO or safe navigation practices and procedures have not been followed; or the ship is otherwise being operated in such a manner as to pose a danger to persons, property, or the environment. Regulation 2.7 of the MLC requires ships to have a sufficient number of seafarers employed on board to ensure that they are operated safely, efficiently, and with due regard to security under all conditions, taking into account concerns about seafarer fatigue and the particular nature and conditions of the voyage. Port State Control (PSC) officers are entitled to verify that this is the case when there are grounds for carrying out a more detailed inspection. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 9 of 11 Appendix A The tables given below are provided for guidance/reference and are samples only, to assist Owners/Managers when making a proposal for minimum safe manning levels. Deck Department Ship Size Capacity STCW Reg. N. of Persons Unlimited N. of Persons Limited1 ≥ 10,000 GT Master II/2 1 1 Chief Mate II/2 1 1 Officer of the Navigational Watch II/1 2 1 2 Navigational Watch Rating II/4 3 2 Able Seafarer Deck II/5 2 2 Total 9 7 ≥ 3,000 GT < 10,000 GT Master II/2 1 1 Chief Mate II/2 1 1 Officer of the Navigational Watch II/1 1 1 Navigational Watch Rating II/4 3 3 Able Seafarer Deck II/5 1 0 Total 7 6 ≥ 1000 GT < 3,000 GT Master II/2 1 1 Chief Mate II/2 1 1 Officer of the Navigational Watch II/1 1 0 2 Navigational Watch Rating II/4 3 2 Able Seafarer Deck II/5 0 0 Total 6 4 ≥ 500 GT < 1,000 GT Master II/2 1 1 Chief Mate II/2 1 0 Officer of the Navigational Watch II/1 0 2 1 2 Navigational Watch Rating II/4 2 2 Able Seafarer Deck II/5 0 0 Total 4 4 <500 GT Master II/3 1 1 Chief Mate II/3 0 0 Officer of the Navigational Watch II/1 1 1 Navigational Watch Rating II/4 2 1 Able Seafarer Deck II/5 1 0 1 See Sec. 9.3 2 BMSR may request one ONW be added, following review of vessel’s operational area and type of ship. Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: email@example.com Page 10 of 11 Engine Department Propulsion power Capacity STCW Reg. N. of Persons Unlimited N. of Persons Limited3 ≥ 3,000 kW NOT UMS Chief Engineer III/2 1 1 Second Engineer III/2 1 1 Officer in charge of the Engineering Watch III/1 1 4 0 5 Engineering Watch Rating III/4 2 4,6 2 4,6 Able Seafarer Engine III/5 1 1 Total 6 5 ≥ 750 kW < 3,000 kW Chief Engineer III/3 1 1 Second Engineer III/3 1 4 0 5 Officer in charge of the Engineering Watch III/1 0 5 1 4 Engineering Watch Rating III/4 2 4,6,7 1 6,7 Able Seafarer Engine III/5 0 0 Total 4 3 < 750 kW8 Chief Engineer III/3 1 9 1 9 Second Engineer III/3 0 0 Officer in charge of the Engineering Watch III/1 1 4,7 1 4,7 Engineering Watch Rating III/4 0 6 0 Able Seafarer Engine III/5 0 0 Total 2 2 3 See Sec. 9.3 4 Manning may be reduced by one at this rank, if vessel classed with UMS 5 BMSR may request one additional one at this rank 6 Tankers of 1000 GT or more shall add one additional Engineering Watch Rating 7 Manning may be reduced by one see Sec. 5.5 8 See Sec. 4.9.1 9 C.E. may be covered by an OEW Bulletin 011 - Safe Manning Requirements Rev. 1.0 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 11 of 11 Revision History Version Description of Revision 1.0 First Issue
Version No. 1.4 Issue Date 16/Feb/2022 Effective Date 06/Apr/2022 Bulletin 013 - Barbados Approved Providers of Insurance Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Operations: email@example.com P age 1 of 5 References Barbados Merchant Shipping Act (CAP 296). Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC 2006) the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, as amended (1992 Civil Liability Convention); the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (2001 Bunkers Convention); the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 (2007 Nairobi WRC); the Athens Convention 2002 concerning the transport of passengers and their luggage by sea, (PAL 2002); IMO Circular Letter No. 3464. July 2, 2014 Purpose The purpose of this Bulletin is to inform of the List of Approved Providers of Insuran ce for Barbadian vessels and for the following purpose: All ships - P&I Certificate of Entry for general liability; Any ship greater than 1000 Gross Tonnage - Article 7 of 2001 the Bunkers Convention ; Any ship carrying more than 2000 tons of oil in bulk as cargo - Article 7 of the 1992 Civil Liability Convention ; All seafarers on any ship - Repatriation (Reg 2.5) and Shipowner’s Liability (regulation 4.2) of the MLC 2006; Any ship in international voyage - Article 4bis of the PAL 2002; Any ship of 300 Gross Tonnage and above - Article 12 of the Wreck 2007. This bulletin supersede s Bulletin number 338. Removal of Wrecks Certificate (2007 Nairobi WRC) Barbados is not signatory of the Nairobi International Convention on the 2007 Nairobi WRC . The Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) cannot issue a certificate attesting that insurance or other financial security is in force in accordance with the provision of the Convention. However, the BMSR still requires Barbadian vessels to be insured for the purpose of the convention and to receive a valid certificate of insurance. Bulletin 013 - Barbados Approved Providers of Insurance Rev. 1.4 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org P age 2 of 5 Managers who still wish to have a statutory Wreck Certificate, can apply for one to an appropriate authority of any other State Party of the Convention . Barbados Approved Provider s of Insurance The current BMSR List of Approved Providers of Insurance is as follows: ACE Insurance AIG Europe S. A ALANDIA American International Group UK Limited American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association n, INC. Amlin Europe N .V. Amlin Insurance SE Amlin Marine N.V. ASPEN INSURANCE UK LIMITED Assuranceforeningen Gard – Gjensidig Assuranceforeningen Gard – Gjensidig – Japan Branch Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig) Singapore Branch Assuranceforeningen Skuld ( Gjensidig) UK Branch Brit Syndicate 2987 British Marine Carina P&I Catlin Indemnity Company China Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association EF MARINE PTE LTD. (Singapore) & EF MARINE B.V., Rotterdam. Forsakringsaktiebolaget Alandia GARD AS Gard P. & I. (Berm uda) Ltd Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd., Singapore Branch GENERALI OSIGURANJE D.D. Great American Insurance Company Hanseatic P&I Hydor Ingosstrakh Insurance Company Lingard Limited Liverpool and London Steamship Protection and Indemnity Association Limited Lloyd’s LODESTAR MARINE (issues insurance on behalf Aspen) Maritime Mutual Insurance Association (NZ) Limited MARKEL International Insurance Company Limited Bulletin 013 - Barbados Approved Providers of Insurance Rev. 1.4 Operations: email@example.com P age 3 of 5 Meiji Yasuda General Insurance Company, Limited Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited MS Amlin Insurance SE NAVIGATORS INSURANCE COMPANY NIPPONKOA Insurance Company, Limited Nissay Dowa General Insurance Company, Limited NORTH OF ENGLAND P&I DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY North of England Protecting and Indemnity Ass ociated Limited NORWEGIAN HULL CLUB PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited Dalian Branch QBE EUROPE SA/NV trading as BRITISH MARINE QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd trading as QBE Asia P&I / British Marine QBE UK LIMITED trading as BRITISH MARINE RaetsMarine Insurance B.V. Raets Marine Insurance B.V. (Formerly InterCostal Shipowners P&I B.V.) RO Marine AS Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc SAISON Automobile & Fire Insurance Company, Limited Safeguard Guarantee Company Ltd. SECOM General Insurance Compa ny, Limited SKULD SKULD (Far East) Ltd. Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Europe) Limited Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited Sveriges Angfartygs Assurans Forening (The Swedish Club) SWISS RE INTERNATIONAL SE Syndicate 2001 The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited The DAIDO Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Limited The Japan Ship Owners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association. Thomas Miller Specialty . Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Company, Limited The Fuji Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Limited The Korea Shipowner’s Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association The London Steam -Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Ltd. The Nisshin Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Limite d The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Limited The Pacific Maritime Club Bulletin 013 - Barbados Approved Providers of Insurance Rev. 1.4 Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org P age 4 of 5 The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (LUXEMBOURG) The Society of Lloyds The Standard Club Asia Ltd The Standard Club Europe Ltd The Standa rd Club Ireland DAC The Standard Club UK Ltd The Standard Steamship Owners Protection and Indemnity Association (Europe) Limited The Standard Steamship Owners Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Limited The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited The Sumi- Sei General Insurance Company, Limited United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Eur ope) Limited The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg) The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg) S. A. Water Quality Insurance Syndicat Bulletin 013 - Barbados Approved Providers of Insurance Rev. 1.4 Operations: email@example.com P age 5 of 5 Revision History Version Description of Revision 1.2 First Issue 1.1 Added QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd trading as QBE Asia P&I / British Marine 1.2 Added Carina P&I 1.3 Added Maritime Mutual Insurance Association (NZ) Limited 1.4 Added RO Marine AS
Version No. 1.0 Issue Date gg/mm/yyyy Effective Date gg/mm/yyyy Bulletin 019 - DNVGL name change to DNV Notice to Shipowners, Operators, Officers, Flag State Inspectors and Recognised Organisations Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration: email@example.com Page 1 of 1 References IMO circular A.959(23) SOLAS XI-1/5 Continuous Synopsis Record DNV Notification - Continuous Synopsis Record (dated 08/Feb/2021) Purpose This Bulletin is issued by the Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) to advise ship owners, managers and other interested third parties of the validity of certification issued by DNVGL AS on behalf of Barbados, following the change in name of the Society to DNV AS. A copy of this Bulletin should be retained on board for presentation to interested parties, including Port State Control Authorities. Recognition of Statutory Certificates DNVGL AS is a Barbadian Recognized Organization (RO) and Recognized Security Organization (RSO) and authorized to perform statutory services and issue statutory certificates on behalf of Barbados. The existing Agreement with DNVGL AS is considered as the current Agreement under which DNV AS will perform statutory services and issue statutory certificates on behalf of Barbados. Existing certificates issued by DNVGL will remain valid, until their expiry date or until reissued. The BMSR also recognises statutory certification now issued by DNV AS. Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) The Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) requires the Classification Societies and issuing bodies for the Safety Management Certificate, Document of Compliance, and International Ship Security Certificate to be identified on the CSR. In order to reduce the administrative burden to owners and the BMSR, the BMSR does not require CSRs to be re-issued to reflect the change of name of DNVGL AS to DNV AS. The name changed to DNV AS will only be reflected on new CSRs issued due to a change of other mandatory information on the CSR document - i.e., change of name, change of owner/manager details, transfer of class, etc. Existing CSR’s which identify DNV GL as the class society, RO or RSO should be treated as identifying DNV AS and will remain valid, until issuance of a new CSR is required, due to change of other required information.
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