The Barbados Coast Guard vessels will be renamed in keeping with the island’s republican status.

The name change was approved by the Barbados Defence Board, and effective immediately, all vessels bearing Her Majesty’s Barbados Ship (HMBS), will now be called Barbados Coast Guard Ship (BCGS). For example, the HMBS Trident, will now be referred to as BCGS Trident.

Barbados transitioned to a republic on November 29, 2021.


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