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Reporting procedures for ships transiting Western Singapore port limits

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    15 March 2019

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    Singapore

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) had earlier published Port Marine Circular (PMC) No. 9 of 2018 to inform ship masters and owners of the revisions to the port limits that entered into force on 6 December 2018, under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018.

MPA would further like to draw the attention of ship masters and owners of vessels to Port Circular No. 7/2019 dated 25 February 2019, issued by the Director of Marine, Marine Department Malaysia, Southern Region (“MMD PC 7/2019”). MMD PC 7/2019 refers to the purportedly extended port limits for Malaysia’s Johor Bahru Port which encroach into Singapore’s territorial waters and Singapore’s revised port limits. MMD PC 7/2019 further purports to regulate marine traffic in these purportedly extended port limits. Ship masters and owners of vessels should disregard MMD PC 7/2019 which impinges on Singapore’s sovereignty.

MPA would like to remind ship masters and owners of vessels to comply with the reporting procedures for vessels manoeuvring within Singapore’s port as published in MPA’s PMC No. 10 of 2018 dated 18 December 2018. In particular, all vessels transiting Singapore’s port waters off Tuas are required to report their movements to and obtain permission from Jurong Control via VHF Channel 22.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.03 of 2019

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