News: Singapore MPA and PSA announce tightening of restrictions

News & Insights 20 May 2021

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Singapore MPA has released new Port Marine Circulars (PMC) 19 and 20 of 2021 announcing new measures to control the spread of Covid-19.

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Singapore MPA has released new Port Marine Circulars (PMC) 19 and 20 of 2021 announcing new measures to control the spread of Covid-19.

Ship owners, agents and masters of vessels arriving in Singapore are reminded of their responsibility to implement and comply with all prevailing requirements and measures to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission in Singapore, in particular, safe management measures directly applicable to vessels in the Port of Singapore.

Circular 19 includes 4 annexes.

Annex A of the circular refers to Contactless operations and contactless operations with segregation protocols.

Annex B enumerates the requirements for Shore-Based personnel boarding vessels at anchorages, shipyards, terminals and marinas.

Annex C gives guidance on the Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) for Maritime Frontline Workers. and

Annex D specifies the measures which need to be taken for vessels when shore-based personnel are required to board a vessel.

PMC 20 of 2021 gives further guidance on   requirements for vessels arriving from countries with sustained increase in COVID-19 cases.

PSA Corporation Singapore has issued a circular requiring enhanced safe management measures at PSA Singapore terminals for contactless (segregated) cargo operations.

The circulars are attached for download below.

Categories: COVID-19, Loss Prevention

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