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.

Issues with bunker samples after Customs Singapore policy change

A situation arose in Singapore over the weekend where Customs decided to treat samples from bunker deliveries as “commercial goods” for import, which prevented bunker surveyors from bringing samples ashore at the Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier, IBIA informed.

Ship restrictions in Singapore during US-North Korea summit

MPA Singapore issued an advisory, informing of temporary restrictions for mariners operating in the vicinity of Sisters Fairway, Western Anchorage, Buran Channel, Selat Sengkir, Keppel Harbour and Cruise Bay, during the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on 10-13 June 2018.

How to properly maintain and inspect CO2 fire extinguishing systems

MPA Singapore has issued a circular providing guidance on the maintenance and inspection of the fixed carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system and the engine room escape hatch door. The advisory was released after two safety failures were identified in a recent engine room fire incident involving a Singapore registered ship.

MPA Singapore provides updates on Zika virus

Singapore is now considered as a Zika epidemic area following the first locally transmitted case of Zika Virus in Singapore on 27 August 2016. Therefore, some ports may require ships arriving from Singapore to provide evidence of mosquito eradication measures that have been carried out.

MPA Singapore issues Haze Alert

It has been reported that the average 24-hour PSI levels is less than 100. This PSI level is considered as good/ moderate.

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