Bermuda Shipping Registry Opens New Office in London

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 18, 2014

Above: Bermuda

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Bermuda Registry of Shipping has officially launched a satellite office in London.

The registry, which is officially known as the Department of Maritime Administration, is located at the Bermuda London Office.

The current Bermuda fleet features ships across a wide spectrum, including large cruise ships, oil and gas tankers, and code vessels under the passenger and commercial yacht code.

“Ultimately, the primary aim with the establishment of the DMA Satellite Office in London is to provide efficient and cost effective ship survey, certification and registration services to Ship owners and ship operators, in a timely manner,” said Bermuda Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell. “We will undertake and complete some of the registration functions through the new London Office to take advantage of time difference between UK, Europe and Bermuda. In this regards this Office will be able to accept registration and mortgage documentation for immediate registration, this is a value added service for which the shipping and financial community had been hoping for.”

Crockwell said that it was DMA’s aim that, by having a team of surveyors based in London, costs could be reduced substantially, “particularly for those ships operating in and around the UK and European waters.”

The London team will also service Bermuda ships calling into Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Far East and Australasia, Crockwell said, “providing surveyor availability at short notice.”

Popular Posts the sexiest beaches including this resort at atlantis

The Sexiest Beaches in the Caribbean to Visit Right Now 

One is a beach with a nightclub-style pool right next door. Another is filled with beach bars — and even has its own au natural corner. Then there’s a beach that’s practically a nonstop party.  There are so many things that […]

The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit This Summer, From Antigua to St Croix

verandah antigua

We’ve been saying it for years, and we’ll keep saying it: in some ways, the Caribbean is even better in the summer months. The water is warm. It’s a bit less crowded, a little bit quieter. At night, the trade […]

A Low-Key, Lovely Adults-Only Beach Resort in Aruba

aruba beach resort adults-only

When Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort opened in 1987, it made sense for the hotel’s restaurant to be built in the shape of a boat shipwrecked on the sand: while Eagle Beach didn’t exactly resemble a desert island back […]

Related Posts a pool suite at the new six senses in grenada

Six Senses Just Opened Its First-Ever Caribbean Resort on the Island of Grenada

The food is fresh from local farmers. When you arrive, you’re given a choice of local spices, which then find their way into tea bags — used to prepare your evening tea each night before bed. There is even an “earth […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Adding Caribbean, Bahamas Cruises From a New US Homeport

norwegian cruise line bahamas

Norwegian Cruise Line is adding a new homeport next year: Jacksonville, Fla, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has signed a three-year agreement to homeport its Norwegian Gem cruise port in Jacksonville, beginning in November 2025.  The 2,394-guest-capacity ship will […]

The British Virgin Islands Has a New Watersports Destination

british virgin islands marina cay

You may not know that Marina Cay, the beloved eight-acre island off the coast of Beef Island in the BVI has relaunched.  Now run by Mainsail, it’s home to the Marina Cay Bar and Grill, a popular yachting and day […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You