Other Information

 

Under this heading are documents other than Circulars but which are important or informative for the operators of Antigua and Barbuda ships.

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Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships – CCSS Code (2015 version)

This is the 2015 version of the Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships that applies to cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage including oil tankers and tankers, irrespective of length, engaged on international voyages trading in the Caribbean Trading Area.

The Code has been updated and rearranged to take into account legislative changes that have occurred in recent years and also operational experience that has been gained with the application of the 2002 version of the code.

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Small Commercial Vessel Code – SCV Code. (2014 version)

This is the 2014 version of the Small Commercial Vessel Code that applies to vessels operating commercially, trading in the Caribbean Trading Area (which includes Antigua and Barbuda waters), 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.

The Code has been updated and rearranged to take into account legislative changes that have occurred in recent years and also operational experience that has been gained with the application of the 2010 version of the code.

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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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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, III/2 III/3 or VII/1  who must  “have an appropriate knowledge of the marine legislation of the administration…”    Senior officers applying for  Antigua and Barbuda endorsements are required to read this guide, and to sign a declaration that they have done so as a part of their application for an endorsement.   It is also recommended that senior officers keep this guide as a ready reference when serving in an Antigua and Barbuda ship.