The Bahamas Maritime Authority

The Bahamas Maritime Authority ("the Authority") is a semi-autonomous statutory corporation that was formed in 1995 in order to establish an efficient and responsive administrative vehicle for registration of vessels and the enforcement of safety requirements.

The Authority has offices in Nassau, London and New York and an agency in Tokyo. The Authority represents The Bahamas at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Authority's chief objective is to attract high quality tonnage while concurrently maintaining the highest international standards of safety and operation.