In addition to primary and secondary legislation, the Merchant Shipping Act allows the Director of ADOMS to make Directives in certain safety-related areas. These are also a form of Antigua and Barbuda laws and need to be followed, with copies retained onboard commercial vessels of greater than 24m length. Such copies may be in electronic form provided arrangements are made to enable them to be accessed by the appropriate seafarers.
This Directive sets out the requirements for Antigua and Barbuda ships with respect to the inspection and testing of lifting appliances.
This Directive establishes the Senior Officer's handbook (See other Information) as the source document for senior officers to become familiar with essential administrative requirements for Antigua and Barbuda ships.
This Directive makes mandatory the 2010 amendments to STCW on alcohol limits for Antigua and Barbuda ships and sets out the requirements for watchkeeping and lookout arrangements in accordance with STCW.
This Directive establishes Saint John’s as the port of registry for Antigua and Barbuda ships.
This Directive implements the requirements of the ISM Code as mandatory for Antigua and Barbuda ships.