The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Saturday (15 May) issued a Port Marine Circular (No. 19 of 2021) updating requirements for vessels arriving in the port of Singapore during Covid-19:
Owners, agents and masters of vessels arriving in the Port of Singapore are reminded of their responsibility to implement and comply with all prevailing requirements and measures of the Singapore authorities to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in Singapore, in particular safe management measures directly applicable to vessels in the Port of Singapore.
Owners, agents and masters of vessels must ensure that all operations (e.g. cargo operations, bunkering, ship’s supplies and stores, and other marine services) are carried out contactless or contactless with segregation protocol (see below).
Please refer to ANNEX A for details on contactless operations and contactless operations with segregation protocols.
The owner, agent or master of the vessel in port must establish and apply procedures and adequate controls to ensure the safety of shore-based personnel and the vessel’s crew. Please refer to ANNEX B for the requirements for shore-based personnel boarding vessels at anchorages, shipyards, terminals and marinas in the
Port of Singapore. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in a breach of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations or the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
All vessel’s crew must comply with the following while in the Port of Singapore:
Please contact the Marine Safety Control Centre (Tel: 6325-2488, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for any clarification needed on this circular.
Note: The full Port Marine Circular (No. 19 of 2021) including description of ANNEX A and ANNEX B may be obtained here.
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Published: 17 May, 2021
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