The BMSR retains ISO 9001:2015 LRQA certification, having first achieved QA certification in 1996, and maintained ever since.

This certification proves  BMSR’s ability to meet Shipowner’s and Manager’s needs and underlines BMSR’s commitment to the continual improvement of our performance.

BSMR is a premium quality Flag State that offers comprehensive products and services for ship registration, mortgage registration and discharge transactions, ship’s statutory compliance with Barbados national regulations and IMO Conventions, and seafarer endorsements.

BMSR’s in-depth experience, technical knowledge and quality system is the key to resolving any issues in a timely and appropriate manner, to deliver on our promises.

BMSR Advantages:

  • Ship registration in less than 2 hours;
  • Offers a 24/7 service;
  • Issues permits (dispensations) and promptly provides technical support.

A PDF version of our certificate can be found here:  Barbados Maritime ISO Certificate of Approval

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    Nautical Inspectors

    A network of Nautical Inspectors is available to carry out annual ship safety inspections and to assist ship operators whenever required.  The list of Inspectors may be accessed here:

    Shipping Legislation

    Barbados has been a member of IMO since 1971, and has ratified many of the international Conventions that have been instrumental in shaping the world’s shipping legislation.


    We provide regular bulletins to keep our clients and associates abreast of new developments, and work closely with all our ship owners and managers to help maintain a quality fleet.

    Recognised Organisations

    Classification Societies that are members of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) have been appointed to survey and issue statutory certificates on our behalf.

    Barbados Recognised Organisations