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IMS Bahamas

Beachway Dr
West Grand Bahama Freeport


IMS is a group of maritime professionals providing a wide array of services, including pilotage for vessels that call at the anchorage of Grand Bahama, lightering / ship-to-ship operations, launch boat service and pilotage services for vessels that call throughout “out islands” of The Bahamas.

Pilots are the watchdogs for the numerous cruise and cargo ships coming in and out of our island’s ports, anchorages and lightering zones, 24 hours a day.

Pilots have been taking navigational control of foreign flagged cargo and cruise ships and directing their movement in and out of ports for decades.

IMS has the duty to act in the public’s best interest and maintain independent judgment from any outside influences that may jeopardize maritime safety.


Kendall Williamson
Pilot & President

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Article IMS Bahamas’ Marine Pilots licensed to Greater Bimini Area

by - published on 26 March 2020

According to a report by, IMS Bahamas’ Marine Pilots have been licensed by the Ministry of Transport and the Port Department to Pilot vessels in the Greater Bimini Area.