Bermuda Information Bulletin 2018-03 – LNG Cargo Tank Damage

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2018-03 released to raise awareness of the failure mode of a cable tray fitted in the forward cargo hold of two Bermuda Registered Membrane Type LNG Carriers, which in both cases lead to damage to the primary tank membrane and necessitated an unscheduled dry docking.

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2018-02 – Piracy in Approaches to Bonny, Nigeria

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2018-02 released following a failed pirate attack on a Bermuda registered vessel as it was reducing speed prior to arrival at the Bonny pilot station.

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2016-02 – Direct Openings from Cargo and Machinery Spaces into Sleeping Rooms

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2016-02 released following investigation of a fatality on a ship carrying grain, caused by the cargo fumigant leaking into the accommodation through a cable duct.

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2016-01 – Port State Control Detentions – Fire Dampers

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2016-01 released following 2 port state control detentions of Bermuda Registered ships for inoperable fire dampers.

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2018-01 – Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Conformance Test Reports

This Bermuda Merchant Shipping Information Notice (“BMIN”) is issued to provide guidance relating to the LRIT Conformance Test Reports (CTR) issued to Bermuda Registered ships by Polestar under the provisions of MSC.1/Circ.1296.

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2017-001 – New Office Notice

BSMA has moved office. Please find our new address in this notice.

Bermuda Information Bulletin 2016-029 – Establishment of Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority

To inform the Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Masters, Officers, Crew members, Crewing agents and Recognised Organizations (RO) of Bermuda registered ships and yachts, the Bermuda International Shipping Association, Shipping Agents and Shipping industry in general, and members of the Red Ensign Group (REG) of the impending change of status of the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration, to an Authority to be known as “Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority”.