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Maritime Declaration of Health

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    13 March 2020

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    Singapore

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This circular supersedes Port Marine Circular 08 of 2020 dated 04 Mar 2020, and brings to the attention of the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) requirements to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health to the Port Health Office.

These requirements are applicable for the following vessels:

a) All arriving vessels with crew/passengers with recent travel history to mainland China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea, and Spain in the past 14 days;
or

b) All arriving vessels that have called at ports in mainland China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea, and Spain in the past 14 days.

This declaration is part of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) into Singapore and will come into effect from 15 Mar 2020, 2359hrs. It must be submitted to the National Environment Agency’s (Port Health Office) 12 hours before arrival at Singapore Port.

The master of the ship is recommended to implement the following additional precautionary measures:

a) Educate crew/passengers of the symptoms of COVID-19, which are:
i. Fever (i.e. temperature above 37.5 degree Celsius);
ii. Runny nose;
iii. Cough; and
iv. Shortness of breath

b) Carry out daily temperature checks for all crew/passengers at least twice daily;

c) Isolate unwell crew/passengers when his/her temperature is above 37.5 degree Celsius. The unwell crew/passengers should also wear a mask;

and

d) Disinfect common areas and rooms in the vessel before arrival in Singapore. The disinfection may be conducted by the ship’s crew en-route to Singapore.

(For information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.10 of 2020 dated 13 March 2020

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