Information Notices

Information Notices are issued to draw attention to relevant information as it is published.

It is not necessary for copies of these notices to be retained on board vessels.

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Information Notice 2014-001: SENIOR OFFICER’S HANDBOOK – UPDATE

The Senior Officer’s Handbook has been updated now that the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) is in force and also it now includes a section on reportable serious crimes and some more detail on MARPOL requirements.The handbook is the essential guide to Antigua and Barbuda requirements for Senior Officers serving in Antigua and Barbuda ships.

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Information Notice 2014-002: FATIGUE MANAGEMENT

The recently published case regarding the grounding of the m.v. Danio serves as a reminder of the importance of Fatigue Management in ensuring the safe operations of ships.The report highlighted that the Officer on Watch had been working excessive hours in the period before the grounding. It also highlights that Hours of Rest records had been found to be falsified; which of course does not assist with proper Fatigue Management or monitoring.

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Information Notice 2014-004: FATIGUE MANAGEMENT 2

The issue of fatigue amongst seafarers continues to feature in many casualty reports.Guidance is provided in the Senior Officer’s Handbook  as well as in many Industry related publications.

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Information Notice 2014-003: SOLAS Ammendments July 1 2014

Information to Masters and Owners regarding the most significant IMO amendments applicable for existing ships and which entered into force on 1 July 2014:

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Information Notice 2014-005: Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd merger to form DNV GL – Certification issues

This notice is intended to advise ship owners, managers and other interested third parties of the implications of the merger of DNV with GL, for Antigua and Barbuda flagged ships classed with DNV or GL or where either DNV or GL has issued ISM, ISPS, ILO, or other statutory certificates issued in accordance with International Conventions to which Antigua and Barbuda is a party.