maritime data

MPA Singapore improves online application for Certificate of Endorsement

Singapore’s MPA has moved to further improvements to its online application for the Certificate of Endorsement (COE). From now on, the Receipt of Acknowledgement (ROA) will be automatically issued upon submission of COE application on the Marinet, instead of two working dates. This will enable companies to sign on officers whom the company has assessed to be competent for the intended shipboard position, while waiting for the processing of COE application or if the COE do not reach the ship in time.

Seafarer shore leave extra protected from 1st January

The amendments to FAL Convention have entered into force globally from 1st January 2018,  to strengthen seafarers’ rights to shore leave and to achieve the smooth transit in ports of ships, cargo and passengers.