On 20 October 2011, the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in the recovery of evidence with respect to the alleged loss overboard of a crew member from the bulk carrier Shark Island, IMO No. 9116137, while the ship was at anchor off Karumba, Queensland, on 4 October 2012.
As the ship's flag State agency, ADOMS took the lead role in the investigation of this occurrence in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code for the Investigation of Casualties and Incidents. As a result, ADOMS is responsible for releasing all reports in relation to the occurrence.
Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping - Antigua
and Barbuda W.I.
Inspection and Investigation Division