Marine Notices (MNs) are issued by ADOMS as the primary means for promulgating information pertaining to: safety and security; the establishment of, changes to, and deficiencies in aids to navigation; dangers and hazards to navigation; anchorage; restricted areas; proposed construction or modification of berths; ADOMS interpretation of regulations; and practical recommendations by ADOMS to assist operators and authorities in their compliance with regulations.
They are numbered sequentially by year with subsequent revisions being identified by a revision number. It should be noted that specific MN numbers may be reserved for future use and may not be published in numerical order. MNs are to be complied with, as applicable, by all parties to which they apply.
The most current versions of all publications are available here in the Information Center. Kindly note that previous versions (which may have been printed or downloaded) are removed and are no longer published and should be disregarded.
Marine Notice 2020-02 (rev 4): Small Craft Operational Restrictions – Covid 19
This Marine Notice provides the policy that applies to domestic small craft operation due to the Covid 19 pandemic
Marine Notice 2014- 01 (rev 3): Code of Safety for Small Commercial Vessels
This Marine Notice provides information on the Code of Safety for Small commercial vessels (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...
Marine Notice 2021-03: Dangerous wreck in Deep Bay, St. John’s, Antigua
This Marine Notice provides information on a reported wreck located in Deep Bay, St. John’s that impacts maritime safety.
Marine Notice 2021-01 (rev 2): Dredging, Reconstruction and Piling Works
This Marine Notice provides information on the port development activities in St. John’s Harbour that impact maritime safety
Marine Notice 2019-02 (rev 3): Duty free concessions on small craft safety equipment
This Marine Notice provides information regarding the waiver of Customs Duties, Revenue Recovery Charges and Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST), on the purchase of safety equipment for small craft
Marine Notice 2018-02 (rev 3): Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships
This Marine Notice provides information on the Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships (CCSS Code) which applies to cargo ships of less than 500 GT including oil tankers and tankers, irrespective of length, engaged on international voyages trading in the Caribbean...
Marine Notice 2018-01 (rev 3): Annual Self Certification of Domestic Pleasure Craft
This Marine Notice sets out the operation of the system of annual self-certification, the policy of ADOMS and the process for licensing and certification of pleasure craft and jet skis operating commercially
Marine Notice 2017-05 (rev 4): Approval of Training Institutes and Medical Practitioners
This Marine Notice provides information on the availability of approved training and information on medical certification
Marine Notice 2017-04 (rev 3): Inspections, certification, repairs, alterations, modifications and maintenance of conditions after inspection
This Marine Notice provides information on the validity and other requirements related to maintaining the Safety Certificate and Licence issued by ADOMS
Marine Notice 2017-02 (rev 3): Advisory Notice to the Pleasure Vessel Cruising Permit. The Small Craft (Control) Regulations
This Marine Notice provides information relevant to vessel owners and operators of foreign registered vessels that visit Antigua and Barbuda under a locally issued cruising permit.