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STS Lightering

The Bahamas is emerging as one of the premier locations for carrying out Ship-to-Ship transfer operations in the Caribbean region. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and the anticipated increase in the ts…

Ship Agents

Ship Mate Ltd. prides itself on being a boutique shipping agency and provides agency services for vessels calling at Bahamian ports or transiting through its territorial waters. Ship Mate knows that an agent is literally…

Ship/Port Security

Ship Mate Ltd. is appointed a Recognized Security Organization by the Bahamas Government through its Designated Authority, The Port Department. Ship Mate Ltd. provides maritime security services to Bahamian…

Yacht Agents

Whenever your yacht docks in The Bahamas, you can rest assured that your local agents will be on hand to handle and efficiently process your requests. Our yacht agency services include:…

Maritime Training

At the core of Ship Mates Training Center is providing world class maritime training to the industries professionals and those pursuing marine studies. Ship Mate offers a range of courses from…

About Us

Located in Nassau, Bahamas, Ship Mate is a wholly owned and registered company originated through the vision of a small group of Bahamian entrepreneurs who recognized the need for additional industry expertise. The company is positioned to fully provide an array of maritime services with relative know how and experience.

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Why Choose US

Why Choose US

Satisfaction Guarantee

Ship mate is the only company in the Bahamas where its management and principals are all former Merchant Marines that have sailed on every class of merchant vessel.

First Hand Industry Knowledge

Ship Mate can boast of having seen firsthand the relationship that occurs when vessels call on ports around the world.

Attention To Details

In being a smaller company, attention to detail is paramount. Not only do we anticipate your every need, we already have solutions for them

We Are Capable

Large network of external skilled Mariners. No problem is too big when it comes to ensuring our customers are satisfied. Because of our experience, we have a considerable network at our disposal that can be tapped into whenever needed.

Ship Mate endeavors to be the premier maritime services provider in The Bahamas and The Caribbean.

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Meet The Mates

Meet The Mates

Sandy Franks Campbell

Marine Manager

Sandy Campbell, a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College in Throgs Neck, New York is designated as a licensed Third Officer of motor vessels with unlimited tonnage by the United States Coast Guard. She holds a Master of Science degree in International Transportation Management and a Bachelors of Business degree in Management.

Phillip Jordan Bethel


Captain Jordan Bethel, an expert in Navigation and Co- Founder of Ship Mate Ltd., completed his tertiary education and USCG maritime training at the State University of New York Maritime College in Throggs Neck, New York

Our Clients Say

Our Clients Say

“”Thank you for your professionalism and efficiency during our joint ventures. We at C-MAR are pleased to partner with you and look forward to joint international ventures utilising C-MAR’s twenty five years global experience and Ship Mates local expertise and knowledge of the Bahamian marine industry at all levels.””

Denis Mair
Regional Manager, C-MAR Services (Canada) Ltd

“I had the pleasure of working hand in hand with Ship Mate as a recruiter for marine crew for our vessels. Ship Mate provides candidates that are well screened, well trained and possess all needed certifications.”

Bellissa Rodriguez
HR Manager, Cruise Management International

“The staff at Ship Mate Ltd. is extremely efficient and all have a strong background in the crewing needs for cruise lines. “

Linda Lundy
HR Crewing Director, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

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