The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is an authority that registers vessels in the Bahamas and enforces safety standards on Bahamian-registered craft. The authority has an office in the Shirlaw House in Nassau. It also has offices in the Bahamas House in New York City, in the Hutchinson House in Hong Kong, and in London.
The agency was established in July 1995. Prior to the establishment of the authority, the Bahamas Ministry of Transport maintained the register of ships that were Bahamian-flagged. The BMA was formed due to growth that made the prior arrangement difficult.
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^"Contact Us." Bahamas Maritime Authority. Retrieved on 16 February 2012. "London Office 120 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1AR United Kingdom" and "New York Office Bahamas House 231 East 46th Street New York New York 10017 United States of America" and "Nassau Office Shirlaw House 87 Shirley Street PO Box N-4679 Nassau, Bahamas" and "Hong Kong Office Room 2019 - 2020 20th Floor Hutchison House 10 Harcourt Road, Central Hong Kong"