During her opening address on the enforcement of the 2020 sulphur cap, MPA Singapore’s Chief Executive, Quah Ley Hoon, said that vessel will be chosen for inspection according to a risk matrix. The matrix will consider the compliance option of the ship and if a Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report has been submitted.
MPA Singapore, in collaboration with Singapore Shipping Association, has published the second edition of two technical guides on the impending 0.5% fuel oil global sulphur limit by the International Maritime Organization.
The Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) has issued a circular updating the requirements for the revalidation of GMDSS General Operator Certificate (GOC) and Restricted Operator Certificates (ROC).
In an official statement, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that the wreck of the supply vessel ‘OCEAN COOPER 2’, which sank within Singapore Territorial Waters in February, does not pose a risk to navigation.
MPA Singapore issued a marine circular concerning works taking place at Vopak Terminal. The circular is applicable to all mariners operating in the vicinity of Jong Fairway and will take effect from June 10 to September 16, 2019.
MPA Singapore issued a circular concerning training and certification requirements for seafarers on ships, subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code). The circular applies to shipowners, ship managers, masters, chief engineer officers, marine engineer officers, deck officers and ratings of Singapore registered ships subject to the IGF code.
MPA Singapore issued a revised marine notice, concerning the construction of outfall structure and installation of silt curtains off Changi East Staging ground. The notice applies to all mariners that operate off Changi East Staging Ground.
MPA Singapore announced the date expansion of cable laying works in the East Johor Strait. The cable laying procedures will take place from May 29 to November 28, 2019, 24 hours daily and also during Sundays and Public Holidays.
MPA Singapore issued a marine notice concerning dredging operations in Temasek Fairway; The notice is a revision as the working period has been extended, whereas the list of craft and working areas have been revised. Specifically, the dredging operations will take place from May 31 to November 30 2019.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed that it has revoked the bunker supplier licence of Southernpec Pte Ltd (Southernpec), with effect from 29 May 2019. Southernpec will now stop operating as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore. During a recent enforcement check, MPA had found that Southernpec did not ensure that its employees comply with the terms and conditions of their licence.
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