Visiting Vessels

For visiting vessels, the same level of safety equipment applies as for the respective category of craft that is subject to ADOMS licensing.

This includes any tenders operated from mega yachts and cruise ships, but also any visiting small craft (mainly yachts) that require a cruising permit.

Cruising permits are issued with an advisory notice, requesting compliance of the vessel with the local safety standards for small craft.

Any operation of foreign vessels in Antigua and Barbuda waters is considered as mutual self-declaration of compliance with all local regulations, including the safety standards for small craft.

This also includes the duty to report accidents/incidents immediately by completing an incident report form

Compliance can be checked by ADOMS, or other competent authorities.

Non-compliant vessels may be denied a cruising permit, or when underway may be required to return to port, or leave Antigua and Barbuda waters immediately.