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Circular 2012-002 (Ver 2) 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 reports

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Circular 2015-001 (rev 3) Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

This Circular is aimed at providing all those involved with the necessary information on the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 and the position of ADOMS, with respect to its implementation.

This revision 3 amends section 3 now that the previously mentioned interim measures are no longer in place. Annex 3 includes an application form that can be used for multiple applications and for all types of civil liability cover requiring Flag Sate certification. It also incorporates a declaration regarding MLC financial liability cover compliance which has been introduced in preparation for upcoming changes in those requirements from 18 January 2017.

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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 001-2014 Port State Control Reporting Directive 2014 has been issued in order to
encourage better communication between all involved in safe management of our vessels.
In the event of a vessel being detained it is often an indication of a breakdown in the Safety Management of
the vessel to a greater or lesser extent.

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Local Circ 2014 – 001 SCV CODE

The Small Commercial Vessel Code (SCV Code) which applies to Vessels operating commercially, trading in the Caribbean Trading Area, which are 5 metres or more in length overall and less than 24 metres in length (L) and which, if carrying more than 12 passengers, operate within 20 miles of the nearest harbour or safe refuge, carry not more than 150 passengers and where overnight accommodation is provided, not more than 50 passengers overnight was adopted by the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda in 2008 through the Merchant Shipping (Small Commercial Vessels) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008 No. 31). This Code sets a standard for construction and equipment for the vessels it applies to. As well as construction and equipment the Code specifies qualifications for Masters and Engineers in charge of these vessels.
The latest version of the code is dated July 2014 and the main changes from the May 2010 code are outlined in this circular

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Circular 2013-004 (revised) ADOMS Emergency Contact Arrangements

ADOMS operates a 24 hours per day emergency contact system for owners, managers and ships
in cases where an urgent response is needed from the Administration and the offices in Antigua
and Germany are both closed.

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Circular 2013-004 Out of hours contact information (revised may 2013)

This Circular contains the details and numbers for reaching ADOMS outside office hours in cases where it is essential that contact is established with the administration. It is amended in May 2013 to include the new email addresses for the St. John’s office.  Telephone numbers remain unchanged.

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Local Circ 2013-001 Boatmaster licenses.

This Circular is intended for operators of small commercial vessels operating in Antigua and Barbuda waters.  It sets out the requirements and processes for obtaining a Boatmaster’s License and includes the syllabus and other information on courses and training.

It is updated to July 2013 to show the full list of approved training providers.

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Local Circ 2012-010 MLC for small local vessels

This Circular sets out the Antigua and Barbuda policy on the application of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 to vessels of under 200 GT operating in domestic waters.  The Convention allows some relaxations for these vessels and the Circular details them.