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Established in its modern form in 1986, with the designated Port of Registry St. John’s, ADOMS currently has three offices.

Its headquarters are located in St John’s. and the ship registry is maintained from this office which also deals with IMO representation, technical policy, overall policy, strategy and the supervision of yachts and Caribbean trading ships and the issue of Convention certificates, STCW documents for seafarers on these vessels and other statutory certificates.

An office in Oldenburg in Germany provides direct services to customers located in Germany and is able to complete registries, arrange to record mortgages, and provide certificates, exemptions and other critical documents quickly and efficiently.  The Oldenburg office also manages the STCW certification process for Antigua and Barbuda ships and maintains the records of these and issues endorsements and seafarer’s books.
In general the Oldenburg office deals with virtually all the day to day operational issues affecting the Antigua and Barbuda fleet.

This office is open from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00

See our website for all of our services.

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The Antigua & Barbuda Department of Marine Services & Merchant Shipping is the maritime administration of Antigua and Barbuda.

ADOMS operates a quality registry for a demanding clientele competing in an internationally competitive and dynamic industry.




Registration Services -Ms Maxime James
Technical Services - Mr Thomas Robinson



Opening Hours:

Office hours Monday - Thursday 08.00 - 16.00
Friday 08.00 - 15.00
by strict appointment only.

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