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News: Singapore MPA amends requirements for shore-based personnel boarding ships in Singapore

12 March 2021

Singapore MPA has issued a new Port Marine circular PMC 09 of 2021 which supersedes the PMC 08 of 2021 with effect from 15 Mar 2021 and updates the Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) requirements for shore-based personnel.  

The new requirements apply to all shore-based personnel boarding vessels at anchorages, shipyards, terminals and marinas, in the port of Singapore.

Any shore-based personnel who is going on board a vessel in the port must produce proof that they have a valid COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken as part of the RRT before boarding the vessel. The test result must be within the last 14 days for shore-based personnel who are fully vaccinated, and within the last 7 days for unvaccinated personnel.

More information is available in the circular which is available for download on the right.