Crew change in Singapore - new holding location areas to conduct crew change safely


The Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) announced for immediate compliance, new holding areas to facilitate crew change.

Holding areas at Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier for crew change

Following a string of measures (see related news articles below) taken by the MPA since the beginning of this week to control the spread of COVID-19, the opening up of the above-mentioned new holding areas to enable crew change to be conducted safely is seen as another tightening measure. It is for immediate compliance as of today. For full details, members are advised to refer to our page on Singapore implementation measures.

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