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MPA posts Final Report of the United Nations Panel of Experts on DPRK

29 Sep 2021

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Tuesday (28 September) issued Shipping Circular No. 10 of 2021 for Singapore shipowners, ship managers, and shipmasters of Singapore-registered ships, and the general shipping community:

Final Report of the United Nations panel of experts on the democratic people’s republic of Korea

  1. This shipping circular draws the attention of the shipping community to the Final Report of the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“DPRK”) dated 4 March 2021 (the Final Report), which was published on the United Nations website. The Final Report can be accessed at the following link: https://undocs.org/S/2021/211.
  2. Owners and managers are reminded to comply fully with United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2397 (2017) which sets out the scope of existing sanctions against the DPRK. For more information, please refer to Shipping Circular No. 02 of 2018 on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against the DPRK. 
  3. Owners and managers should also refer to Shipping Circular No. 23 of 2017 on UNSCR 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016), 2371 (2017) and 2375 (2017), and Shipping Circular No. 12 of 2018 on the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2010.
  4. Please be reminded that in accordance with Section 43 of the Merchant Shipping Act (Chapter 179), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore may close the registry of a Singapore ship and cancel its certificate of registration for any contravention of any applicable UNSCR. In accordance with Section 48 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act (Chapter 170A), the Port Master may also prohibit any vessel from entering Singapore’s territorial waters if he is of the opinion that it would not be in the public interest for the vessel to do so, arising from any contravention of any applicable UNSCR
  5. Any queries relating to this shipping circular may be directed to the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) via email at  [email protected]

 

Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 29 September, 2021

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