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The Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) is the Maritime Administration of Antigua and Barbuda and operates a quality registry for a demanding clientele competing in an internationally competitive and dynamic industry.

The Vision

ADOMS aims to be recognized as the first choice global supplier of high quality services to the maritime industry with absolute regard for safety, security and environmental protection balanced with a commitment to quality customer service.  

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ADOMS is committed to high standards and to maintaining its international reputation.  The organisation is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard and recently completed the Voluntary IMO Member State Audit  (VIMSAS) process in all three offices. ADOMS plays a leading role in the wider Caribbean area and  its Director is appointed as Chairman of the Caribbean MOU on Port

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    Directors Directive 003 2013 rev 1

    This Directive has effect from 1st June 2013.  It establishes the definition of Safe Haven for 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 a general exemption for certain vessels operating in protected waters in daylight from the requirements for the carriage of liferafts and/or buoyant apparatus subject to certain conditions

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    Sinking of the landing craft/barge”1473″ with the loss of one life beteween Barbuda and Antigua on 26 February, 2015

    The sole objective of the investigation into this accident is for the prevention of future accidents through the ascertainment of its causes and circumstances. It is not the purpose of the investigation to determine liability nor, except so far as is necessary to achieve its objective to apportion blame.

    This report is not written with litigation in mind and shall be inadmissible in any judicial proceedings whose purpose, or one of whose purposes is to attribute or apportion liability or blame.

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    Application for the issue of a certificate of insurance

    This form may be used to submit an application for certificates of insurance  for multiple ships in accordance with the Nairobi International Convention on the removal of wrecks 2007, the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, and  the International Convention of Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage , 2001.



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