Taking effect from July 1st 2020, the height restriction in the Cruise Bayfor all vessels will berevised from 52 metres to 50metres.
The amendments are as follows:
- Under Regulation 49(1) of the MPA (Port) Regulations, a person must not cause or permit a vessel exceeding 50 metres in height to enter or remain in the Cruise Bay.
- Under Regulation 49(2) of theMaritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations, a person must not cause or permit a vessel in the Cruise Bay to be modified to attain a height exceeding 50 metres.
According to the Regulation 49 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations, the owner, agent, master or person-in-charge of a vessel exceeding 48 metres in height is to obtain prior written approval of the Port Master before entering, manoeuvring within or leaving Cruise Bay.
The Authority informs that the height of a vessel is measured vertically from the waterline of the vessel to the highest point of the vessel including its cargo, structure, or equipment on board. If there are extendible structures on board, the highest point shall be the maximum height attainable by these structures when fully extended, if such extended height exceeds the height of its cargo, or fixed structures or equipment.