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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has appointed Capt Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs) with responsibility for Bahamas representation at IMO and intergovernmental meetings.

Capt Hussain joins the BMA having recently held a similar position at the Nautical Institute where he was Technical Manager and Head of IMO Delegation. There he gained experience with both Working and Correspondence Groups at the IMO. With more than 35 years of experience in the maritime field, he brings a breadth of expertise to The BMA. Qualified with a UK Master Mariner Certificate of Competency, he was at sea for 14 years. Subsequently he worked in many maritime fields including as CEO of a ship owning company, serving as its Designated Person Ashore (DPA). He is also an approved ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. In 2014 he joined The Nautical Institute (London) in 2014, as Accreditation Manager and headed the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Accreditation Department.

Capt Dwain Hutchinson, MD and CEO of BMA said: “Captain Hussain brings to this post a comprehensive list of qualifications and accomplishments. He is a well-respected figure in the maritime field and the shipping industry, having held senior roles in various professional organisations, with commendable and inspirational world-wide exposure and considerable experience in dealing with global maritime issues. His expertise, talent and skills are a welcome addition to our organisation and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us.  Captain Hussain will be taking over from Marie Caillerie whose contributions have been greatly appreciated by us all. Her expertise, professionalism and competence have solidified and enhanced The Bahamas leadership role in the regulatory process and maintained our quality reputation with our global stakeholders,”

Hussain said: “It is an honour and privilege to join an impressive team of skilled maritime professionals at BMA and to be given an opportunity to serve one of the most prominent and efficient Flag States in the maritime industry. I appreciate the BMA’s sincerity, safety, and discipline with a will to serve the maritime industry and I look forward to contributing towards these commendable and reputable standards. I am excited to face the challenges, exposure and global interaction which my responsibilities will offer.”

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