The Bahamas Maritime Authority, a Bahamian public corporation responsible for administering The Bahamas Shipping Register, is advertising for a Technical Assistant to be based in its London office.

The Bahamas Shipping Register currently is the third largest open register in the world, with over 1400 ships, totalling in excess of 34 million gross tons. The Authority maintains offices in Nassau, London and New York, with plans for another office to open in Greece. The BMA operates an agency in Tokyo.

Applicants for the position should be highly organised and self-sufficient, with a good level of computer literacy. A familiarity with the use of database systems would be an advantage.

The successful applicant would be required to provide general administrative support for the Technical Department, and assist the professional senior technical staff on matters relating to:

– Ship Inspections
– Statutory Surveys
– Port State Control
– Casualty Investigations

Applicants are invited to write, enclosing a current CV, to:

The Director
Bahamas Maritime Authority
Gold Circle Building
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N4679
Nassau, Bahamas

Closing date for receipt of applications is November 30, 2002.

The Bahamas lays claim to having the fastest growing ship register amongst the world’s major flag states. The register comprises a wide variety of different types of ships, but is particularly strong in the passenger ship sector, and the Bahamas is credited with being the number one choice for the world’s leading cruise operators.