The Bahamas Maritime Authority (Recognised)
The Bahamas Maritime Authority was duly established in July 1995. The function of the Authority is to register vessels, enforce ship safety requirements and constantly monitor and improve standards. It also represents The Bahamas at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and other international bodies such as the European Commission and the US Coast Guard.
Merchant Navy Training Board (Recognised)
The MNTB is a voluntary body and a part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry.
They work closely with shipping and ship management companies, nautical educational establishments and organisations, seafarer trade unions, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and industry organisations with an interest in seafarer education and training.
UK Chamber of Shipping (Endorsed)
A Standard for Seafarers' Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training
The Maritime Charities Group, a coalition of 10 major maritime charities, joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and wellbeing awareness.
Written by experts from the maritime and education sectors in response to the growing mental health crisis amongst seafarers, the new Seafarers’ Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training Standard was launched in July 2020, with widespread endorsement from key stakeholder groups.