MPA Singapore

MPA Singapore clarifies position on territorial waters

A recent Malaysian Marine Department declaration foresees an alteration to the Port Limits for Johore Bahru Port, extending the limits of the port in its southernmost state and encroaching the territorial waters of Singapore. In response, MPA of Singapore said it does not recognise the Port Limits published and reminded operators that Singapore’s territorial waters extend westward of Singapore’s current port limits around Tuas and vessels operating in this area are to continue to comply with applicable Singapore regulations.

EGCSA: Singapore ban of open loop scrubbers ‘not based on scientific findings’

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association expressed its concerns following the recent announcement by the MPA Singapore that it would ban the discharge of process water from open loop scrubbers for vessels visiting Singapore. EGCSA stressed that the decision came without prior notice or discussion with the IMO despite the fact that the MPA is a signatory to MARPOL Annex VI.

Singapore to ban open-loop scrubbers wash water discharge from 2020

MPA Singapore will ban the discharge of wash water from open-loop scrubbers, as from January 1, 2020. The ban is part of the MPA’s attempt to prepare the port ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. In order to facilitate the implementation of the ban, Singapore will provide facilities to collect the residue generated from the operation of scrubbers.

MPA Singapore to have new Chief Executive from 1 Jan. 2019

Ms. Quah Ley Hoon will be appointed as the Chief Executive of the MPA Singapore, as from 1 January 2019. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in France, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland. 

ASEAN: Port industry needs to address technology disruption

Technology is disrupting and transforming the way the port industry operates, while it is expected that more port operations will be automated in the longer term, noted Mr. Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore at the opening ceremony of the 44th ASEAN ports association meeting on 27 November, Singapore.

Temporary prohibitions at Port of Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed that the Port Master prohibits all vessels from transiting, anchoring or remaining within specific areas in the Eastern Anchorage and Eastern Holding C Anchorage. The prohibition will apply from 13 November 2018 to 15 November 2018.

MPA Singapore accepts remote inspection techniques in surveys

MPA Singapore issued a circular informing that the usage of remote inspection techniques can be accepted for the conduct of surveys onboard Singapore-Registered Ships. When permitted, remote inspection technique may be used to facilitate the required external and internal examinations.

MPA Singapore sign agreements for 3D printing facility

The MPA Singapore signed two MoUs for Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. An MoU with PSA, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster and 3D MetalForge will establish the world’s first on-site AM production facility for port applications; and. MPA will aklso collaborate with NAMIC and the Singapore Shipping Association on an AM Joint Industry Programme for marine parts.

Procedural changes for loss of anchor incidents in Singapore

A recent change in the procedure for handling loss of anchor incidents in Singapore means that MPA Singapore now involves itself directly with the local contractors in such cases. This has also led to a change in the procedure for obtaining permission for the vessel to leave Singapore waters following such an incident.

Singapore conducts exercise to test oil spill readiness

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore conducted a multi-agency Joint Oil Spill Exercise to test and demonstrate Singapore’s readiness to respond to oil spills at sea. More than 250 personnel from 26 agencies participated in JOSE 2018. JOSE 2018 was conducted as part of the closing programme for SIBCON.

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