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MPA crosses 100,000 mark for crew changes carried out in Singapore during Covid-19

16 Feb 2021

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Monday (15 February) reported it has crossed the 100,000 mark for crew change carried out in Singapore during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognising the importance of ensuring that international trade and the flow of supplies into Singapore remain uninterrupted amidst the pandemic, MPA continues to facilitate crew changes for ships of all flags and crew of various nationalities through a ‘safe corridor’.

MPA said it has been working together with the unions, industry, and international partners, on crew change protocols that safeguard both seafarers and the local community.

To date, since 27 March 2020, MPA has facilitated 100,000 sign-on and sign-off crew of all nationalities from ships of different flags involving more than 5,000 companies and 6,700 ships.

MPA reminds all relevant stakeholders to refer to Annexes A and B for Port Marine Circular (PMC) No. 7 of 2021 and PMC No. 5 of 2021 respectively for the latest crew change requirements.

Related: Singapore: MPA issues circular updating crew change procedures for cargo ships
Related: MPA prohibits crew change for crew with recent South Africa and UK travel history


Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 16 February, 2021

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