MPA Singapore

Guidance for proper operation of scrubbers for Singapore-ships

MPA Singapore published an advisory to help Singapore-registered ships to operate safely and prevent pollution during installation and operation of scrubbers. The advisory shares observations from shipboard inspections carried out by Flag State and Port State Control, and documents best practices.

MPA Singapore to enhance cooperation on cyber resilience

To enhance cooperation on cyber resilience and response amongst 15 port authorities, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) made a proposal to establish and lead a ‘Port Authorities Chief Information Officer (CIO) Cybersecurity Network’ (PACC-Net).

MPA Singapore withdraws bunker craft licence from Inter-Pacific

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) withdrew bunker craft operator licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd, beginning from 15 October 2019. Therefore, Inter-Pacific is not allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.

SSA develops a digital blockchain ship registration system

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) is collaborating with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Perlin, a Singapore tech startup, to develop a digital blockchain ship registration preparation system for international adoption, the ‘International E-Registry of Ships (IERS)’.

MPA Singapore and IMarEST to upskill maritime majors

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to assist in the training and professional development of maritime professionals in Singapore.

Information on BWM for Singapore-flagged vessels

Singapore flagged vessels should bare in mind recent MPA Singapore circulars, regarding the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems (BWMS) and the incorporation of contingency measures into ballast water management plans (BWMP).

Singapore, Panama boost maritime relations

MPA Singapore and Panama Maritime Authority inked a MoU to strengthen maritime relations on 19 September. The agreement is expected, among others, to facilitate vessels registered with either Panama or Singapore calling at each other’s ports with faster checks and clearances.

Low visibility in Singapore Strait due to haze

According to the MPA Singapore, because of the presence of haze, the visibility in the Singapore Strait and port waters could be significantly reduced. Namely, it has been reported that the average 24-hour PSI level is between 101 and 200. This PSI level range is considered as unhealthy.

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