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Dwain Hutchinson
Managing Director & CEO at The Bahamas Maritime Authority


Captain Dwain Hutchinson is the Managing Director and CEO of The Bahamas Maritime Authority which is a role that he has held for the past two years. Captain Hutchinson is a qualified Master Mariner with over thirty-seven years in the maritime sector including a seagoing career with service on a variety of ship types ranging from bulk carriers, tankers, general cargo and passenger/RORO ships. 

During his tenure with the BMA, Captain Hutchinson has assumed a wide variety of management and leadership roles and responsibilities, including the Deputy Director of the BMA’s Inspection & Surveys and Seafarers & Manning Departments. In representing The Bahamas, he has become a well-known and respected figure in the maritime industry at an international and regional level. He has headed The Bahamas delegation at various IMO Committees and sub-Committees including 8 years as Chairman of the IMO’s FSI/III Sub-Committee, and Caribbean Port State Control MOU meetings where he served as Vice Chair of the CMOU Committee and Chair of MOU’s Technical Committee.

Captain Hutchinson has been instrumental in the development of the Bahamas national training and examination standards for STCW compliance and the implementation of The Bahamas requirements for Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006). His current capacity incorporates managerial oversight of the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corp which aims to introduce and prepare Bahamian High School students for career opportunities in the maritime sector. 

In addition, he is a serving Governor of the IMO World Maritime University’s Executive Board of Governors and has led The Bahamas delegation at International Labour Organisation (ILO) meetings on MLC 2006.