The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore on Monday (16 March) issued an update to control the advancement of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) within the republic’s maritime industry:
MARITIME DECLARATION OF HEALTH
This circular, which will come into effect from 16 March 2020, 2359hrs, brings to the attention of the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) requirements to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the Port Health Office. These requirements are applicable for the following vessels:
This declaration is part of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) into Singapore. It must be submitted to the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) 12 hours before arrival at Singapore Port.
These requirements are listed in the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) circular as attached in ANNEX A. The Maritime Declaration of Health Form is attached in ANNEX B. 1 ASEAN countries besides Singapore: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The master of the ship is recommended to implement the following additional precautionary measures:
Any queries relating to this circular should be directed to the Port Health Office at Tel: (65) 6222-2585.
The Port Marine Circular 10 of 2020 dated 13 Mar 2020 will be cancelled on 16 March 2020, 2359hrs.
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Published: 17 March, 2020
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