Amid the pandemic crisis and the disruption that has caused within the cruise operations, Singapore is planning to restart cruising, the Straits Times reported.
In light of the situation, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) along with the Norway-based risk management company DNV GL, joined forces in order to create a health and safety framework for cruise lines that want to restart sailings from Singapore.
What is more, cruises to nowhere will be allowed with a maximum occupation of 50% of a ship’s original capacity for the first three months.
The company will also develop a certification program and a framework for non-compliance with safety measures.
In fat, the tourism board told Straits Times that the certification goals to assure passengers that a cruise has met safety and hygiene requirements, while more details will be further announced.
For the records, this action will give a boost to the region’s cruise industry, as the city-state has halted dock-ins since March following the coronavirus outbreak.