MPA Singapore issued a circular informing of the medical examination of seafarers and seafarer’s medical certificate, in line with the IMO and ILO guidelines which have been adopted as national requirements for medical examination of seafarers.
MPA Singapore will provide economic relief to passenger vessel owners and operators, as well as passenger terminal operators, who have seen a drop in passenger volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MPA Singapore has launched a circular providing circumstances where crew will need to disembark or embark the ship. This is a step to address the ongoing crew change problem that many seafarers face.
Additional precautionary measures have been announced by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), in view of the heightened risk of imported COVID-19 cases.
The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore issued an additional update concerning the mitigation of the COVID-19 spread, expanding its border restrictions.
The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore announced the extension of precautionary measures for all ships calling the port of Singapore, including border restrictions, precautionary testing of asymptomatic travellers at ferry terminals, as well as advice for the shipping community.
The technology group Wärtsilä in collaboration with PSA Marine successfully completed IntelliTug project’s sea trials. In fact, through their initiative both sides aim to further enable autonomous navigation.
On 10 March 2020, Costa Fortuna submitted its Maritime Declaration of Health to Singapore. The ship declared that none of its passengers and crew on board are infected or have showed other symptoms of respiratory illness.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) confirm that the Singapore-based Costa Fortuna will arrive at Singapore, as one of the scheduled calls made by cruise ships at the terminals.
MPA Singapore published a circular informing the maritime sector of appointing the Pole Star Space Applications Limited (“Pole Star”) as Singapore Registry of Ships’ recognized Application Service Providers (ASP) and operator of the Singapore LRIT National Data Centre with effect from 1 March 2020.
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