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Rescue at Sea

. The Crew of MV Fehn Calypso (Call sign V2GF9) have rescued a total number of 10 persons from severe danger at sea. Their action deserves acknowledgment and as the vessels Flag State we will be issuing a formal letter of appreciation. The Spanish Maritime Safety...

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World Maritime Day 2018

    The theme for this year is “IMO 70: Our heritage: better shipping for a better future”. It looks both at the past and into the years to come. It provides an opportunity to reflect and showcase how IMO has developed and adapted while staying true to its...

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World Maritime Day 2016

  Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink. Most people will not think about the important role that shipping has played and will...

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Day of the Seafarer 2016

  This year, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer campaign will celebrate Seafarers under the theme "At Sea For All" to let the world know how and why Seafarers are indispensable to everyone. The theme has a clear link with the...

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Dwight C. R. Gardiner Appointed Ambassador to the ACS

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 21st September, 2015...Ambassador Dwight C. R. Gardiner has received his official instrument accrediting him as Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). The newly appointed ACS Ambassador...

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Maritime Newsletter : JULY 2015

A maritime policy will take into account the inter-connectedness of industries and human activities centred on the sea. Whether the issue is shipping and ports, energy, fishing or tourism, a decision in one area can affect all the others. A Maritime policy for Antigua...

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Day of the Seafarer 2015

  The theme for the day of the Seafarer this year is Maritime Education. We want more people to consider a career at sea. To help improve awareness of careers at sea the following messages have been produced by the International Maritime Organization;...

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Maritime Newsletter : May 2015

The Blue Economy is a long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors to drive the economy of Antigua and Barbuda and have great potential for innovation and growth. It is the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the...

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Maritime Newsletter : April 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat is providing technical assistance to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to develop a comprehensive ocean governance framework to support the sustainable development and utilization of the country’s marine space and associated resources....

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Becoming A Seafarer Changed my Life

Being a marine engineer or a seafarer isn’t a career that I can say I always knew I wanted to do. Actually, I wasn’t very aware of this field until my first year at Antigua State College. During my early years of high school I actually wanted to be a chef. I quickly...

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