Find all Seafarers information right here

Please use the links below to find out how to apply for seafarer’s endorsements and discharge books, or to check the validity of documents issued to seafarers by the BMSR.

Appointed agents can apply online for seafarers’ documents and receive an instant ‘Confirmation of Receipt of Application’ (CRA) which is valid for 3 months whilst our dedicated STCW department validate the seafarer’s credentials.

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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

    Ten Classification Societies that are members of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies), as well as several other recognised organisations, have been appointed to survey and issue statutory certificates on our behalf.