It is already known that majority of key shipping players have issued circulars with recommendations and advice on how the industry, the seafarers and vessels calling ports should act when entering or departing a port. Now, Cyprus, Bahamas, Hong Kong, Liberia and Singapore launched updated circulars.
Vessels navigating in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore are required to comply with the ‘Rules For Vessels Navigating Through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore’ adopted by the IMO MSC 69 in 1998, in accordance with the provision of Resolution A.858(20), the MPA Singapore reminded.
As the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed, the Port Master prohibits all vessels from transiting, anchoring or remaining in the demarcated area off Marina Barrage. This prohibition shall take effect on 22 September 2019 from 1800hrs to 2300hrs.
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.
MPA Singapore issued a circular to remind the maritime community on the mandatory adoption of MPA-approved Mass Flow Metering (MFM) system for all distillates bunker delivery in the Port of Singapore, starting from 1 July 2019.
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).
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.
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore announced the commence of marine soil investigation works at Sungei Jurong. The investigation works will begin from May 21 2019 to September 14, and will take 24 hours per day, including Sunday and Public holidays.
MPA Singapore announced it will carry out a hydrographic survey in Straits of Malacca and Singapore, aiming to improve navigation and smooth uninterrupted passage in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
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