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Circular 2012-002 (Rev 3) Reporting of Accidents

This Circular was previously published as Circular 02-001-2012. It is republished with minor amendments in this numbering format. It sets out the steps and actions that should be taken in Antigua and Barbuda ships in so far as defining reportable incidents and making...

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Air Pollution

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Circular 2012-008 MARPOL Annex VI Records

This Circular was previously published as  03-003-12. It is reissued without change in the new numbering scheme.  It sets out the 2010 changes to Annex VI of MARPOL and clarifies the recording and record keeping requirements in the Annex as far as fuel changeover...

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Alcohol Limits

Antifouling

Antigua and Barbuda

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BNWAS

Boatmaster

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Bunkers

Cargo

Circular 2014-002 CARRIAGE AND TESTING OF IRON ORE FINES

The Maritime Administration of Antigua and Barbuda has decided to follow the recommendation of the Maritime Safety Committee of IMO to adopt early implementation of draft amendments to the IMSBC Code related to the carriage and testing of Iron Ore Fines. Full...

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Crew Accommodation

Directive 002-2013 Crew Accommodation

This Directive replaces the previous Directive on this subject.  It applies the requirements of the ILO conventions 92 and 133 to Antigua and Barbuda ships in the same way as the previous Directive, but it adds in a requirement to carry certification to show that the...

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Domestic Vessels

ECDIS

Electronic Certification

Emergency contact arrangements and out of hours service

Energy Efficieny

Circular 2012-003 SEEMP and IEEC requirements (Rev 1)

This Circular was previously issued as 03-001-12.  It announces the amended requirements for MARPOL Annex VI and the introduction of the Ships Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)  and explains the Antigua and Barbuda policy on this as well as including the text...

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EPIRB

Circular 2012-012 EPIRB maintenance and registry

This Circular was previously published as 02-006-12.  It is reissued without change under the new numbering scheme.  It sets out the IMO requirements for inspection and testing of EPIRBS and it also explains the Antigua and Barbuda policy on EPIRB registry and the...

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Familiarization

Senior Officer’s Handbook

This is the essential guide to Antigua and Barbuda requirements for Senior Officers serving in Antigua and Barbuda ships.  It contains the key information needed to meet the requirements of Regulation I/10.2 of STCW for officers at the management level under II/2,...

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Fire Fighting

Circular 2012-011 Maintenance of Fire Fighting Equipment

This Circular sets out the content of the IMO guidance on inspection, servicing and maintenance of fire fighting equipment and systems in ships.  The guidance supersedes that issued previously and takes effect from 1st May 2013.   The text of the IMO guidance is...

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Garbage

Circular 2014-001 MARPOL ANNEX V Update – Garbage

This Circular replaces Circular 2012-005 which highlighted the major changes that took effect to MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) from 1st January 2013 and it contains further outlines of those changes as well as the further ammendments to the guidelines which took place in...

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Garbage Record Book

ISM Code

Circular 2014-006 : 2015 Amendments to the ISM Code

The purpose of this Circular is to provide information and guidance to the owners,managers, Company Designated Persons Ashore and Masters of Antigua and Barbuda flagged ships, concerning amendments of the International Safety Management Code (ISM). Which come into...

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Liability

Life Appliances

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Life jackets

Circular 2011-002 Lifejacket standards

This Circular sets out the Antigua policy on the application of LSA Code amendments covering life-jacket standards as far as existing life-jackets are concerned.  It was previously published as 02-002-11 and is reissued under this new numbering scheme with only minor...

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Lifesaving Appliances

Lifting Appliances

Circular 2012-009 Lifting Appliances

This Circular was previously issued as  09-002-12.  It is reissued with minor editorial changes and clarifications.  It announces the Lifting Appliances Directive and sets out guidance on the requirements for inspection and testing of lifting appliances for Antigua...

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LRIT

Circular 2008-003 LRIT Requirements.

This Circular was first published in 2009 as 01-003-08 to highlight the requirements for the introduction of the LRIT system.  It is republished in this numbering system with minor editorial changes. The Circular explains the application of the LRIT Requirements and...

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Magnetic Compass

Maritime Labor Convention

Means of Embarkation

Circular 2010-004 Means of Embarkation and Disembarkation

The content of this Circular was originally contained in Information Letter 004-2010.  It remains important in so far as the requirements for inspection and testing of accommodation ladders and gangways is concerned and it is therefore re-published with minor...

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Medical Stores

Merchant Shipping Act

Antigua and Barbuda Merchant Shipping Act, 2006

This is the primary law of Antigua and Barbuda relating to the registry of ships and the maintenance of safety standards.  This act implements international rules and regulations and provides generally for the regulation of ships flying the flag of Antigua and Barbuda.

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Misconduct

Directive 004-2013 STCW Tribunal Directive

This Directive replaces the previous Directive setting out the composition and rules of operation for a Tribunal set up under the Merchant Shipping Act provisions to deal with alleged cases of misconduct by officers holding Antigua and Barbuda endorsements.  The...

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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Piracy

Polar Code

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Port State Control

Circular 2014-004: Port State Control Defect Reporting

In order to improve the compliance of our vessels with International safety and environmental regulations it has been decided to bring in measures to try to more effectively utilize valuable information obtained from Port State Control Inspections.Directors Directive...

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Recycling of ships

Circular 2019-002 Recycling of ships

This Circular is to provide all ADOMS clients and relevant stakeholders with information on the application of the requirements under the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention) by...

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Registration

Registry

Rescue

Safe Manning

IMO Principles of Safe Manning

This is the current version of the IMO's Principles of Safe Manning.  It contains guidance on the processes required to assess the minimum safe manning for a ship.

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scv cODE

Directive 003-2013 SCV Code

This Directive has effect from 1st June 2013.  It establishes the definition of Safe Haven fr vessels operating under the SCV Code and it establishes the limits that are determined for Protected Waters and Coastal Waters by ADOMS.  Additionally the Directive contains...

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Seafarer Documentation

Seafarers

Security

CSR Form 2- change of CSR details

This form is to be used when any of the details contained in the ship’s CSR are to be changed.   All the data fields should be completed, but fields which are not changed should be entered as N/C.  One copy of the Form 2 is to be retained on the ship’s CSR file on...

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Circular 2013-006 ISPS Requirements and Guidance.

This Circular replaces three previous Circulars (02-005-03, 02-001-05 and 02-011-05 )  and consolidates the guidance in them into a single updated Circular as well as including the text of the IMO Guidance on providing access to public and other authorities in ISPS...

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Security Officers

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STCW

Stowaways

Circular 2012-013 Guidelines on Stowaways

This Circular was previously issued as 02-005-12. It is reissued without change under this new numbering scheme.  The Circular contains the current IMO guidance for owners, ship’s masters, ports and others on handling stowaway cases.  It supersedes the previous...

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Survival

Circular 2013-007 Guide to Cold Water Survival

This Circular highlights to latest IMO guidance for seafarers on techniques to survive in cold water and also to best assist survivors rescued from cold water.  The Guidance is valuable for all seafarers and it is recommended that all Antigua and Barbuda  ships...

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Training

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