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The international maritime conventions made at the International Maritime Organization and at the International Labour Organization are formally extended to Bermuda by the UK once they have been ratified by the UK Government.

The responsibility for enacting Bermuda legislation lies with the Parliament in Bermuda which has competence to enact laws in all areas affecting shipping. The Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  drafts the relevant maritime laws which are then adopted by the Bermuda Parliament.

The official text of Bermuda laws covering Bermuda ships are available on the Attorney general’s web-site at:

Bermuda Laws Online

All the laws for shipping are designated as Merchant Shipping (regulations) and are listed in alphabetical order.