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Restrictions for crew changes OPL

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    13 March 2020

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The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore has placed restrictions for crew changes for vessels outside of Singapore harbour limits more commonly known as OPL.

No sign-off or medical evacuation is permitted while vessel is at OPL, be it while in transit or at anchor. If owners or vessel intend to sign off crew / personnel, vessel must be prepared to:
- enter Singapore port limits and be subjected to the current port control measures
- submit the Maritime Health Declaration  

Personnel that hold passports that can clear Singapore airport or land immigration entry checkpoints may still visit or sign-on vessel at OPL.

Delivery of ship spares, provisions, stores to vessel and off-landing of items/equipment from vessel at OPL is still permitted at this point.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com