The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has upgrade its digital platform, the Bahamas Online Registration Information System (BORIS), to provide registered companies with online access to a range of the Authority’s services.
New capabilities include functions to check and reserve a vessel name, complete registration application and certificate verification. These are being added to existing online seafarer services such as invoice payment, downloads of system-generated documents, and monitoring of progress on seafarer applications.
The updated system will remove the need for users to repeatedly enter ship data when completing registration forms, as vessel details only need to be entered once. New users can get gain access by registering for an account online in the relevant section of BORIS.
“The launch of the new enhancements to BORIS is a significant and progressive step for the BMA,” said Carolyn Moree, Registrar and Deputy Director of The BMA.
“With the rapid increase in business transactions conducted with online assistance during the past several months, it is an appropriate time to launch our Online Vessel Registration System.”
“We work closely with our clients and stakeholders of the BMA family and the system was designed to ensure we meet their needs. The registration process is simplified, and, with the user-friendly design of the system, we believe our clients will welcome the results of Phase One of this innovative online service.”