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High Commissioner and BMA Director Presents IMO Assessed Contribution

BHC London

The Bahamas presenting its annual assessment contribution to The International Maritime Organization on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at their headquarters in London, England.

High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to the IMO, His Excellency Eldred Bethel and Director of The Bahamas Maritime Authority Commodore Davy Rolle paid a courtesy call on Secretary-General of The International Maritime Organization, Mr. Koji Sekimizu.

The High Commissioner and BMA Director presented the Secretary-General with The Bahamas' assessed contribution to the IMO for the year 2015. As one of the world's leading Ship Registers, The Bahamas’ annual assessed contribution is in excess of one million pounds placing The Bahamas among the largest of contributors to the IMO.

The High Commissioner brought greetings from Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Fred Mitchell, pledging The Bahamas’ continued commitment to work with and through the IMO; to bring about simple and targeted regulations, that will result in safer shipping and a clean marine environment.

The Secretary-General thanked the High Commissioner and Commodore Rolle for the constructive role that The Bahamas has played and continues to play at IMO and The Government for their support, in being among one of the first Member States every year to pay their contribution in full. 

Photo Caption (L-R): Commodore Davy Rolle, Director & CEO, The Bahamas Maritime Authority; Mr. Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General, IMO; H.E. Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the IMO.