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New Regulations for Arrival in Singapore

By Val Ellis last modified Jan 18, 2012 10:52 AM

Published: 2012-01-18 10:52:06
Countries: Singapore

Our thanks to Paul Rice for sending us the details of this new requirement.

With effect from 1st January 2012 it is now necessary to notify the Port Master at least 12 hours prior to arrival at Singapore.

The Notification of Arrival report must be addressed to the Port Master and provide the following information in the format as shown:-

LEE CHENG WEE
PORT MASTER
MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
1. Name of vessel
2. Call Sign
3. MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity Code)
4. IMO Number (Number issued by Lloyds Register)
5. Draft (in metres)
6. Height (in metres i.e. air draft)
7. Name of local agent
8. ETA (local time in form DDMMYYYYHHMM)
9. Direction from which the vessel is approaching Singapore e.g. E (East), W (West) or S (South). Note: Only one direction is to be indicated.
10. Intended Location
11. Name of last port of call
12. Any remarks (e.g. engine failure, medical assistance etc.)

To be sent via E-mail noa@mpa.gov.sg or Telefax (65) 6224 5776

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.

Please contact Capt Lim Cheng Hai at DID (65) 6325 2453 if you have any queries.

Also note that all vessels are required to have an AIS transponder that is approved for use within the port by the MPA or the Port Master.
Address any queries to LeeE Cheng Wee at isps@mpa.gov.sg

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