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Inauguration of new MPA patrol craft

MPA unveiled its brand new fleet of six patrol craft The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) unveiled its brand new fleet of six patrol craft today to further enhance safety in Singapore's port waters.As one of the world's busiest ports, Singapore welcomes some 130,000 port calls annually. Helping to keep our port waters safe and pollution free is MPA's team of Port Inspectors who patrol our busy waterways round the clock to enforce MPA's regulations on navigational safety and marine environment protection, and respond to any marine incidents. The Port Inspectors are supported by a fleet of MPA patrol craft and the launch of the new fleet of six patrol craft with enhanced features and functionalities will help the Port Inspectors carry out their duties more efficiently and effectively.In line with MPA's commitment to cleaner shipping and the protection of the marine environment, the new patrol craft are fitted with low-emission engines and a streamlined hull design that is coated with environmentally friendly marine paints. The new patrol craft are also capable of reaching a top speed of 20 knots with reduced energy consumption. A user-friendly navigation system that integrates electronic sea charts, radar information, Differential Global Positioning ...

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Prevention of Pollution of the Sea

MPA Singapore issues Circular 2/2012 The MPA Singapore issues Circular 2/2012 regarding the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea as follows:This circular informs the Shipping Community that the Prevention ofPollution of the Sea (Air) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 will enter into force on February 2012.The Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Air) (Amendment) Regulationsgives effect to Resolution MEPC.194(61). This Resolution deals with theamendment to Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78 by revising the Supplement to theIAPP Certificate, to clearly document the ship's compliance with the fuel sulphurrequirements or alternative equivalent arrangement according to the timeframe under Regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex VI. Shipping Circular No. 20 of 2011 provides further information on this Resolution.The Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Air) (Amendment) Regulations(See Attachment) were published in the Government Gazette on 18January 2012.For more information, click here.Source: MPA Singapore

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More companies pledge commitment to clean shipping

15 organisations came together to sign the Green Pledge The Maritime Singapore Green Pledge continues to receive positive response from the maritime industry as 15 organisations came together to sign the Green Pledge during the second Green Pledge signing ceremony on Jan 12.This follows the inaugural Green Pledge signing ceremony which took place in April 2011. A total of 27 organisations have since signed the Green Pledge.The 15 new signatories, which include classification societies and shipping lines such as China Classification Society and American Bureau of Shipping, pledged to be responsible members of the international maritime community by supporting and promoting clean and green shipping in Singapore.Also at the ceremony, six Singapore-registered ships which have met the conditions of Marinetime Port and Authority of Singapore's (MPA) Green Ship Programme were presented with Green Ship certificates.Started in July 2011 as part of the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative, the Green Ship Programme is targeted at Singapore-flagged ships that adopt energy efficient ship designs that reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.Singapore-flagged ships which go beyond the requirements of International Maritime Organisation's Energy Efficiency Design Index will enjoy a 50 per cent reduction of Initial Registration Fees (IRF) and a 20 per cent ...

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MPA Singapore issues circular re List of Active Shipping Circulars

Valid and active circulars MPA Singapore issues Circular regarding List of Active Shipping Circulars.The list of active Shipping Circulars can be found at Appendix 1, by clicking here.The contents of the circulars can be found on MPA's website(http://www.mpa.gov.sg) under the heading "Circulars and Notices".Circulars that are not found in the list in Appendix 1 are deemed to beno longer valid and have been removed.Source: MPA Singapore

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Reporting Procedures For Notification Of Arrival At Singapore For Vessels Less Than 300GT

MPA Singapore The MPA Singapore issues Reporting Procedures For Notification Of Arrival At Singapore For Vessels Less Than 300GT.With effect from 1 January 2012 at 0001hrs, the owner, agent, master or person-in-charge of a vessel of less than 300 GT shall notify the Port Master at least 12 hours prior to the arrival of the vessel at Singapore.A vessel returning from a location in the Singapore Strait may transmit the notification of arrival report via VHF radio immediately on departure from the location. This report shall be transmitted on VHF Channel 10 for a vessel in the VTIS East sector, VHF Channel 14 for a vessel in the VTIS Central sector or VHF Channel 73 for a vessel in the VTIS West sector of the Singapore Strait.For more information, click hereSource: MPA Singapore

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Notification of Arrival reporting procedures for vessels less than 300GT

MPA Singapore issues circular The MPA Singapore issues circular regarding Notification of Arrival reporting procedures for vessels less than 300GT as follows:With effect from 1 January 2012 at 0001hrs, the owner, agent, master or person-in-charge of a vessel of less than 300GT shall notify the Port Master at least 12 hours prior to the arrival of the vessel at Singapore. The Notification of Arrival report shall be addressed to the port master. It shall be transmitted by any of the following means:MARINET - an electronic data interchange system for electronic transaction between the shipping community and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)E-mail: [email protected]: (65) 6224 5776, Telex: RS 34970 (Answer Back PORTPM 34970)A vessel returning from a location in the Singapore Strait may transmit the notification of arrival report via VHF radio immediately on departure from the location. This report shall be transmitted on VHF Channel 10 for a vessel in the VTIS East sector, VHF Channel 14 for a vessel in the VTIS Central sector or VHF Channel 73 for a vessel in the VTIS West sector of the Singapore Strait.Source : Singapore MPA

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Amendments to merchant shipping regulations

MPA Singapore issues circular 21/2011 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular reminding Singapore shipowners that Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention)(Amendment) Regulations, 2011 come into effect on 1 January 2012.These regulations put into effect recent changes to the SOLAS Convention, primarily addressing goal-based standards for new ship construction; corrosion protection of cargo oil tanks of crude oil tankers; and gas measurement and detection.For more information, click here.Source: MPA Singapore

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Danger of liquefaction when iron ore fines are carried in bulk

MPA Singapore issues circular 22/2011 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular cautioning ship owners and masters concerning the danger of liquefaction when iron ore fines are carried in bulk as follows:This circular informs the Shipping Community of the IMO circularDSC.1/Circ.66 , issued to bring to their attention the danger of liquefactionwhen iron ore fines is carried in bulk.Iron ore fines is currently not specifically listed in the IMSBC Code.A correspondence group has been established by the DSC sub-committee todevelop specific schedules for iron ore fines for inclusion in the IMSBC Code,with particular focus on the phenomenon of liquefaction in some types of iron ore fines.For more information, click hereSource: MPA Singapore

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Singapore Celebrates Two Billion GT In Annual Vessel Arrival Tonnage

A new milestone was set in Singapore's maritime history A new milestone was set in Singapore's maritime history when annual vessel arrival tonnage at the Port of Singapore crossed the two billion gross tons (GT) mark for the first time.This achievement is a reflection of the good growth of the Port of Singapore despite uncertainties in the global economy. To-date, vessel arrival tonnage for 2011 has grown by more than 10 percent, compared to the same period last year. This growth has helped to cement Singapore's position as the world's busiest port by vessel arrival tonnage.A ceremony to commemorate the crossing of the two billion GT milestone was held this afternoon at PSA's Pasir Panjang Terminal. The ceremony was graced by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and some 100 guests from the maritime industry.The vessel that crossed the two billion GT mark was MV APL Washington, a container ship of 75,582 GT. At the ceremony, the Master of MV APL Washington and the Group President and CEO of NOL were presented with mementoes by Minister Lui."We are very happy to witness the crossing of the two billion GT milestone, especially with it ...

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Three NYK Group Tankers Recognized in Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore s Green Ship Program

NBAsia is the first Asian shipping company to receive this recognition Three Singapore-flag tankers owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (NBAsia; headquarters: Singapore), an NYK Group company, have been recognized in the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (MPA) Green Ship Programme for the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)1 certification received by these vessels.NBAsia is the first Asian shipping company to receive this recognition.The three ships - Challenge Premier, Challenge Paragon, and Challenge Polaris - were all built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. and received EEDI certification from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK).In July, an amendment to MARPOL Annex VI2 was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)3 mandating an EEDI for ships for which (1) the building contract is placed on or after 1 January 2013, or (2) in the absence of a building contract, the keel is laid or the ship is at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 July 2013; or (3) delivery is on or after 1 July 2015.Different standards apply to different classes of ships, and the standards will be gradually strengthened. The MPA's Green Ship Program affords preferential treatment, including a reduction of port charges, to Singapore-flag vessels that ...

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