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General Information for Singapore
Geo-political:
Capital City: Singapore.
Nationality: (noun) Singaporean, (adjective) Singapore.
Population: 4,657,542.
Communications:
International Direct Dial Code: 65.
Number of Internal Airports: 8.
Major Languages Spoken: Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000 census).
Economy:
Currency: 1 Singapore Dollar (SGD) of 100 Cents.
Exchange Rates:  (as of March 2018)
USD 1.00 = SGD 1.31
SGD 1.00 = USD 0.76
Exchange rates under licence from XE.com
Main Industries: Electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences and entrepot trade.
Environment:
Territorial Sea: 3 n.m.
Other Maritime Claims: Exclusive Fishing Zone: within and beyond territorial sea, as defined in treaties and practice.
Coastline Extent: 193 km.
Climate: Tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon (December to March) and Southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms.
Natural Resources: Fish and deepwater ports.
Terrain: Lowland; gently undulating central plateau contains water catchment area and nature preserve.
Average Temperatures: 
Month High Low
January 30° C 23° C
June 31° C 24° C
September 31° C 24° C
OVERVIEW:  The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issues Port Marine Circulars; MPA is the statutory Port Authority responsible to the Ministry of Transport for managing vessel movements and monitoring navigational safety and the marine environment in the port. Listed below is a selection of those that fall into the categories used in Guide to Port Entry . Masters, owners and interested parties are recommended to familiarise themselves with the contents of these Notices and others published on the Authority's website.
All Notices can be viewed or downloaded at www.mpa.gov.sg/
DOCUMENTS:  MARINET:  www.mpa.gov.sg/
Port users can submit statutory declarations to the MPA and order marine services electronically via the MPA website.
Vessels carrying hazardous or noxious substances in bulk may submit notification through the Marinet system. The penalties for any mis-representation of cargo details are detailed in Section 10 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act.
Contact Marinet Helpdesk. T: +65 6375 1255.
PORTNET:  Tel: +65 6321 1173/1528. F: +65 6321 1006. csc@portnet.com www.portnet.com/
Vessels can order services and facilities provided by the PSA Corporation and submit trade documents to various trade agencies and authorities.
Ship Planning Operations:  CT1 (KT, TPT, BT). T: +65 6321 1656, 6321 1657, 6321 1672 6321 1671. F: +65 6321 1023. ct1sp@psa.com.sg
CT2 (PPT1, PPT2, PPT3 & PPT5). T: +65 6771 7564. F: +65 6771 7569. pptsp@psa.com.sg
Singapore – Port Procedures and Guidelines:  The following can be found on the MPA website www.mpa.gov.sg/ :
Dangerous Goods Declaration
Port Clearance: Arrival Declaration / Departure Declaration
Breaking up a Vessel in Port
Laying up a Vessel in Port
Perform Gas-Free Testing / Hot Work Inspections
Pilotage Guidelines for Vessel Movements in the Port of Singapore
Tug Recommendation for Vessel Movements in the Port of Singapore
Registration of Ships in Singapore
Display of Placards on the Disposal of Garbage
Reception of Garbage from Ships
General Guidelines for Development Applications
Procedures and Application Forms for Marinet
Application Form for Opening an Account with MPA.
Immigration:  Contact Singapore Immigration (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority) if clarification on immigration clearance procedures is required. T: +65 6391 6477, 6778 1193 (Headquarters) or F: +65 6298 6753, 6758, 6774 1109 (Headquarters). www.ica.gov.sg/
Inward Clearance:  Any vessel arriving in Singapore, excluding those vessels which have been granted advance immigration clearance, must proceed to the Western Immigration Quarantine Anchorage or any designated immigration anchorages (namely Eastern Petroleum `A', Algas Anchorage, Sudong Special Purpose and PSA/Keppel wharves). PSA wharves for immigration inward clearance.
Such a vessel on arrival must exhibit the necessary signal for easy location and speedy clearance. The immigration signal is:
  1. by day, the flags in the International Code of Signals corresponding to:
    the numerals 25 in respect of vessels not carrying passengers
    the numerals 34 in respect of vessels carrying passengers
  2. by night, in every case, two green lights mounted vertically, 1.8 m. apart, visible round the horizon for a distance of at least 2 n.m.
Master must ensure that vessel has proper and secure gangways which are ready on arrival so that Immigration officers can board immediately. The use of pilot ladders is discouraged. Co-operation in this regard will enable Immigration officers to grant fast clearance.
Procedure on Board:  Master is required to submit four sets of the prescribed Crew List and, if there are passengers, three sets of the prescribed Passenger List to the Immigration officer who boards vessel. Master has to certify on the original Crew List that the details in the list submitted are true and correct and there are no stowaways, survivors or unauthorised persons on board.
If requested by the Immigration officer, Seaman's Books/travel documents or shipping documents will have to be produced for inspection. Crew members may be required to present themselves before the officer.
All passengers shall present themselves before the Immigration officer. Each disembarking passenger shall complete a Disembarkation Card. Owner/Agent may obtain forms/cards from Singapore Immigration at 10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718.
Master shall execute the Crew Security Bond, bonding crew members (except the Master and Singapore citizens/PRs and Malaysian citizens) for SGD1,500 each. If there are persons who are refused entry by the Immigration officer, Master shall execute the Security Bond, bonding such persons who are refused entry, for not less than SGD3,000 each. Notice will be served on the Master/Agent giving the names of all those who have been refused entry.
When clearance has been granted, vessel shall haul down the immigration signal when the Immigration officer leaves the vessel.
Outward Clearance:  Vessel requesting Immigration Outward Clearance must either fly the Blue Peter (Papa) or in addition to the flags and lights for Inward Clearance, as stated above.
Master is required to submit two sets of Crew Lists and if applicable three sets of Passenger Lists to the Checking-Out officer. Master should certify on the Crew List that all crew declared in the Crew List are on board. Passengers, if any, and persons who have been refused entry will have to be presented to the Clearing officer. Master is also required to produce all the travel documents and original copy of the arrival Crew List, endorsed with the Landing Pass.
Advance Immigration Clearance (AIC) – Inward:  Applications to be made online at crew.ica.gov.sg/NASApp/crewfrontend/base/welcome.do
Port Clearance Formalities for Arriving and Departing Vessels:  If clarification is needed in connection with port clearance formalities, contact the Port Clearance office at MPA OSDC (One-Stop Document Centre), Duty Officer T: +65 6325 2370.
Electronic Port Clearance (EPC):  Port clearance formalities for vessel can now be carried out at the offices of shipping agencies by using Electronic Port Clearance (EPC) via MARINET. In EPC, the validity of vessel's statutory certificates is captured in the port clearance system at MPA OSDC during the initial call of the vessel in Singapore. On subsequent calls, as long as the ship's statutory certificates are valid the Agent could use EPC to obtain port clearance for the ship to leave port. Contact MPA OSDC T: +65 6325 2474/2370, if wishing to participate in EPC.
MPA One-Stop-Document Centre (OSDC). T: +65 6325 2374. F: +65 6325 2376. osdc@mpa.gov.sg www.mpa.gov.sg/
Arrival:  Within 24 hours of arrival, declaration to be made online via MARINET. The following documents are also to be submitted to the OSDC:
   Certificate of Insurance (vessels carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of persistent oils)
   IMO Certificate of Fitness (LPG/LNG and vessels carrying chemicals in bulk)
   Last Port Clearance (original).
Departure:  The following documents are to be produced at MPA's One-Stop Document Centre:
   Bunker Convention Certificate
   Certificate of Fitness (Liquid Bulk Dangerous Substances (including liquefied gases))
   Certificate of Insurance or other Financial Security in respect of Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC) Certificate for vessel carrying in bulk a cargo of more than 2,000 tons of persistent oil
   Certificate of Insurance for passenger vessel
   Certificate of Registry
2 Crew Lists
   Document of Compliance
2 General Declarations for Departure, duly completed
   International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate
   International Sewerage Pollution Prevention Certificate
   International Ship Security Certificate
   International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) Certificate with approved Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) and if applicable, compliance with Regulation 13G of Annex 1 of MARPOL 73/78
   International Load Line Certificate
2 Passenger Lists (if applicable)
   Passenger Ship Safety Certificate (passenger vessels only)
   Safety Management Certificate
   Safety Certificate (alternative to the 3 certificates referred to immediately above)
   Ship Safety Construction Certificate
   Ship Safety Equipment Certificate
   Ship Safety Radio Certificate.
Photocopies of vessel's certificates are acceptable. Port Clearance office is prepared to accept certified true copies authenticated by the appropriate authorities should original copies be unavailable.
Certificates:  If dangerous drugs on board, an export authorisation from country of origin and an import authorisation from country to which drugs being conveyed should be available for sighting and endorsement.
Hazardous Cargo, Declaring Dangerous Goods:  For submission storage of dangerous goods at the terminals, port users should enquire with the relevant terminal operators and obtain their approval where necessary.
Enquiries/Clarification Dangerous Goods Declaration: Hazardous Cargo Section, Marine Environment & Safety Department, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, 7B Keppel Road No. 19-07/09, Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089055. T: +65 6325 2421. F: +65 6325 2430. hazmat@mpa.gov.sg www.mpa.gov.sg/
Items you may require Forms:
Notification form PM4-0485A4
Application for Approval For Transit of Shipment of Radioactive Materials
Application for Approval For Transshipment of Radioactive Materials
Legislation: Appendix 1 - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Dangerous Goods, Petroleum and Explosives) Regulations 2005
e-Services: PORTNET, Marinet, JP-Online
Portnet:  Submission of Dangerous Goods Notification through PORTNET. For all dangerous goods passing through PSA terminals, the above mentioned notification shall be submitted through PORTNET. For enquiry on submission of dangerous goods notification via. PORTNET, you may call the help desk T: +65 6321 1528. www.portnet.com/
Jurong Port-Online:  Submission of Dangerous Goods Notification through JP-Online. For all dangerous goods passing through Jurong Port, the above mentioned notification shall be submitted through JP-Online. For enquiry on submission of dangerous goods notification via.JP-Online, you may call the help desk T: +65 6413 9600. jurongportonline.com/
Marinet:  Submission of Dangerous Goods Notification through Marinet. For all dangerous goods to be handled or in transit at a location other than PSA Terminals and Jurong Port e.g. Sudong Explosive Anchorage, the above mentioned notification may be submitted through Marinet. For enquiry on submission of dangerous goods notification via. Marinet, you may call the help desk T: +65 6375 1255. www.marinet.mpa.gov.sg/
Port Circulars:  Latest Port Marine Circulars/Notices available at www.mpa.gov.sg/
No. 4 (24-02-2014) Enhancement to MARINET System.
No. 05 (21-06-2013). Revision to the Pre-Arrival Notification of Security (PANS).
No. 15 (29-10-2009). Enhancement to Electronic Port Clearance Scheme (EPC), submission of ship statutory certificates for Singapore registered ships.
No. 32 (28-10-2003). Port Clearance Certificate, issued by MPA.
No. 17 (25-04-2003). Declaration of Information by Pleasure Craft Departing Singapore.
No. 12 (26.03.2002). Immigration Clearance on Board Vessels bound for Shipyards or Waterfront Facilities.
No. 15 (20-04-2002). Immigration Clearance for Foreign Yachts and Pleasure Craft.
No. 31 (26-11-2001). Immigration Clearance.
Port Notices:  No. 59 of 2009 (21-05-2009). The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 (bunker convention).
No. 96 of 2006 (19-07-2006). New Operating Hours for Port Clearance Counters Services at MPA's One-Stop Document Centre.
No. 91 of 2006 (04-07-2006). New Operating Hours for Port Clearance Counters Services at MPA's One-Stop Document Centre.
No. 22 of 2006 (15-02-2006). Enhancing Electronic Port Clearance for Vessels using the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.
No. 02 of 2006 (03-01-2006). UN Security Council Resolution 1521 (2003) and 1647 (2005) on Sanctions against Liberia.
No. 162 of 2005 (21-12-2005). Extension of UN Security Council Resolution 1572 (2004) on Sanctions against Cote D'Ivoire.
No. 24 of 2005 (18-02-2005). UN Security Council Resolution 1493 (2003) on Sanctions against the Democratic Republic of The Congo.
No. 22 of 2005 (18-02-2005). UN Security Council Resolution 1572 (2004) on Sanctions against Cote d'Ivoire.
No. 63 of 2004 (04-06-2004). Visa Requirements for Ship's Crew.
No. 71 of 2002 (15-08-2002). VHF Channel 74, to request for Immigration.
ISPS COMPLIANCE:  www.mpa.gov.sg/
Port Circulars:  No. 05 (21-06-2013). Revision to the Pre-Arrival Notification of Security (PANS).
No. 17 (17-06-2005). Interim Scheme for the Compliance of Certain Cargo Ships with the Special Measures to Enhance Maritime Security, MSC/Circ. 1157.
No. 25 (01.12.2005)
  1. Guidance to Masters, companies and duly authorised Officers on the requirement relating to the submission of Security Related Information Prior to the Entry of a Ship into Port – MSC/Circ. 1130
  2. Revision to the Pre-Arrival Notification of Security (PANS)
  3. Guidance for establishing Security Measures when Vessels call at Non ISPS Compliant Ports.
No. 10 (01-04-2005). Boarding of Vessels by Security Teams.
No. 17 (29-06-2004). Declaration of IMO Security Level.
No. 13 (09-05-2004). Contact Details for proper Recipients of Maritime Security-related Communications.
CSI:  Operational.
RESTRICTIONS:  Height restrictions available at www.mpa.gov.sg/
Port Circulars:  No. 15 (22-08-2006). Live Firing Area (LFA).
No. 22 (30-05-2003). Prohibited Area at Pulau Satumu (Raffles Lighthouse) and waters surrounding a radius of 300 m. around the Lighthouse.
No. 16 (10-06-1998). Height Restricted Area (HRA) of Keppel Harbour.
No. 88 (06-10-1997). Tall Vessels' Movements South of Changi Airport.
Port Notices:  No. 107 (06-08-2009). Reduced Visibility in the Singapore Strait and Port Waters.
No. 28 (01-03-2006). Protected Area, Police Coast Guard Loyang Regional Base (Sea Area).
Bridges: 
Name/Location Vertical Clearance 1 Max. Airdraft
(m.) (m.)
Sungai Jurong Bridge 9.2 7.3
West Johor Strait: Bridge Connecting Singapore and Johor: 
Singapore Navigation Span 12.0 10.0
Malaysian Main Navigation Span 25.0
Malaysian Secondary Navigation Span 9.0
Benjamin Sheares Bridge – Across Marina Bay Entrance: 
North Channel 14.0 9.0
Middle (Main) Channel 10.0 9.0
South Channel 8.4 7.0
Benjamin Sheares Bridge – Across Kallang Basin Entrance: 
Main Channel 28.0 26.0
Eastern Channel 28.0 15.0
Western Channel 28.0 15.0
Keppel Harbour Aerial Cableway Vertical Clearance: 
Aerial Cableway 56.0 52.0
1 MHWS
Port Circular:  No. 99 (29-12-1997). Height Restriction at the Second Crossing (Bridge) for Vessels using the Singapore Channel to enter or leave the West Johor Strait.
APPROACHES:  www.mpa.gov.sg/
Navigational Channels: 
Name Controlling Depth
(m.)
Eastern Buoy to Johor Port Water Front 12.0
Johor Port Water Front to Sembawang Shipyard 11.1
Sembawang Shipyard to Ordnance Reach 9.8
East Keppel Fairway – Western Portion 13.4
East Keppel Fairway – Deep Channel 15.4
Buran Channel 8.9
Cruise Bay (Tg. Berlayar to Berth CC01) 10.7
West Keppel Fairway 15.5
Sisters Fairway (Selat Tanjong Hakim) 10.1
Jong Fairway 16.4
Sinki Fairway (dredged channel) – up to Tankstore, Pulau Busing 18.0
Sinki Fairway – Pulau Busing to Cyrene Beacon 11.2
Selat Pandan 15.1
East Jurong Channel – Deep Water Channel 14.9
West Jurong Fairway 12.1
Temasek Fairway 15.5
West Johor Strait 5.6
* Shallower waters of depths 10.6 m. lies north of Buoy P26, towards Pasir Panjang Wharves.
Pulau Satumu Semaphore Tower (Raffles Lighthouse):  By day, the tower shall display an upright black cone over a black drum and by night a light Iso. 10 s. to warn passing vessels of a VLCC crossing the Main Strait (from either West Raffles passage or Philip Channel into Singapore Port Limit) bound for the Shell Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) in position Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E.
Vessels approaching Raffles Lighthouse either from the east or west are requested to keep a sharp look-out for the above signals.
When the said signals are displayed, such vessels are advised to reduce speed consistent with safe navigation and to stop if necessary. It is also recommended that they should not, under any circumstances, cross ahead of the VLCC or in any way impede its safe passage.
Fairways: 
    Eastern Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 58′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 60′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E.
    Eastern Corridor: 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E.
    East Keppel Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E.
    Buran Channel: 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E.
    Sisters Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E.
    Southern Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 51′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E.
    West Keppel Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E.
    Jong Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E.
    East Jurong Channel: 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E.
    West Jurong Channel: 
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E.
    Temasek Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E.
    Sinki Fairway: 
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E.
Port Circulars:  No. 4 (07.05.2013) Recommendatory Measure for Vessels Crossing the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and Precautionary Areas in the Singapore Strait during the Hours of Darkness.
No. 4 (20.07.2011) Prohibition on Movement of Vessels in Waters Surrounding:
  1. Jurong Island
  2. Pulau Bukom
  3. Pulau Sebarok & Shell SBM and
  4. Sembawang Wharves and Approaches thereto.
Port Marine Circular No. 6 2015.
No. 20 (14-11-2006). Safety of Navigation in the Singapore Strait.
No. 02 (02-01-2003). Designated Routes for Pleasure Craft and visiting Yachts arriving and departing Singapore.
No. 26 (27-09-2001). Dissemination of Passage Plan to Shipmasters.
No. 96 (01-12-1997). Control of Marine Traffic in Cruise Bay.
Safe Passage:  The Straits of Malacca and Singapore constitute one of the world's busiest shipping corridors. Vessels transiting the area are directed to Safe Passage – The Straits of Malacca and Singapore, produced by Cooperative Mechanism, a joint initiative by the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Information can be summarised as follows:
Collision Prevention:  Masters are reminded of the risks associated with the use of VHF for collision avoidance. In such congested waters, VHF communication can often be misunderstood leading to risk of close quarters situations and possible collision.
Similarly AIS, while a useful tool in assessing the situation, should not be relied upon when deciding on required collision avoidance action. AIS may be transmitting incomplete or incorrect data, some vessels may have defective or deactivated AIS.
Routeing Measures:  A Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) has been established between Permatang Sedepa and the entrance to the South China Sea, a distance of approx. 250 n.m. Designated routeing for deep-draft vessels and precautionary areas are indicated on BA Chart No. 5502.
Vessels crossing TSS lanes or any precautionary area are required to display three all-round green lights in a vertical line. Displaying this signal does not exempt the vessel from any obligation under the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea.
Anchoring:  It is strictly prohibited to anchor within the TSS and precautionary areas. In cases of emergency, vessels with an urgent need to anchor should as far as possible attempt to ascertain location of pipelines, submerged installations and cable before doing so.
Visibility:  Sudden thunderstorms with heavy rain may occur during the monsoon periods from June to August and October to December. Such storms may develop rapidly and will cause visibility to be severely restricted. Regional forest fires and associated smoke haze may also affect the Straits especially during the dry season.
Local Traffic:  Numerous tugs and barges transit the area, often at slow speed. Concentrations of such vessels may be expected in the vicinity of Batu Berhanti and crossing the TSS close to Singapore. Local passenger traffic is abundant, particularly in the following areas:
  • approaches to Port Dickson
  • approaches to Melaka
  • approaches to Muar
  • approaches to Batu Pahat
  • between Kukup and Pulau Karimun
  • the area south of Singapore Island
Increased crossing traffic will also be encountered within precautionary areas and near pilot boarding areas. VLCCs using the deep water route bound for Singapore generally cross the TSS SE of the Raffles Lighthouse. Poorly lit fishing vessels are often encountered, particularly in the western part of the Singapore Strait.
PILOTAGE:  Compulsory for liquefied gas carriers and chemical carriers unless gas free.
In addition to liquefied gas carriers and chemical carriers, other vessels to which compulsory pilotage applies, when moving within a particular area of the Pilotage District, are:
    Pilotage District: 
  1. Every vessel 300 g.t. or above
  2. Every vessel 5,000 g.t. or above
  3. Every vessel 300 g.t. or above, or LOA exceeding 45 m.
  4. Every vessel 300 g.t. or above, or over 30 m. in height
Exempted Vessels:  Pilot exemption may be sought from the Authority.
Pilot Boarding Grounds:  There are seven pilot boarding grounds (Port Marine Circular No. 59 of 1998):
  1. Eastern Boarding Ground A (PEBGA): Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  2. Eastern Boarding Ground B (PEBGB): Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E, (this boarding ground is to be used by all tankers when proceeding to pick up pilots in the eastern sector)
  3. Southern Boarding Ground (PSBG): Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E, SE of Sebarok Beacon
  4. Western Boarding Ground A (PWBGA): Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 36′ E, (for vessels arriving from the west)
  5. Western Boarding Ground B (PWBGB): Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E, (for vessels arriving from east calling at facilities west of Jurong Island road link)
  6. East Johor Strait Boarding Ground (PJSB): Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 06′ E, SE of Eastern Buoy
  7. Gusong Boarding Ground (PGBG): Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E, (for vessels arriving from the east calling at the anchorages in Sudong Sector or Raffles Reserved Anchorage or on prior permission from the Port Master).
Disembarkation Grounds (DG):  There are ten disembarkation grounds:
  1. Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 06′ E
  2. Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 60′ E
  3. Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E
  4. Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  5. Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  6. Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  7. Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  8. Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  9. Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E
  10. Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 36′ E.
Pilotage Orders:  Request for pilotage service should be placed directly with PSA Marine Pte Ltd. Pilotage orders should be made preferably using Internet Marine Ordering System (IMOS) or Portnet.
PSA Marine Pte Ltd. T: +65 6777 2288, 6379 9808/9809 (Pilotage Orders). F: +65 6379 9812. psamarine@psa.com.sg www.psamarine.com.sg/
Port Circulars:  No. 15 (01-12-2014) Revision of Singapore Eastern Pilot Boarding Grounds and Measures to Enhance Safety for the Eastern Approaches of the Port of Singapore.
No. 13 (08-09-2009). Speed Limit at the West Coast Pier (WCP).
No. 14 (08-09-2009). Speed Limit at the Marina South Pier (MSP).
No. 08 (11.03.2005). Speed Limit in the East Johor Strait.
No. 16 (27.06.2005) Guidance on the Access of Public Authorities, Emergency Response Services and Pilots on board ships to which SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code Apply - MSC/Circ. 1156.
No. 16 (24-06-2004). Vessels Proceeding Outside Port Limits for Sea Trials.
No. 10 (26.04.2004). The 1998 International for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA Convention).
No. 27 (11-07-2003). Safety at Sea off Bedok Jetty.
No. 02 (11-01-2002).
  1. Introduction of Vessel Movement Alert and Vessel Mobile Services
  2. Discontinuation of (1) Vessel Enquiry Service and (2) Faxing of Port Marine Circulars & Port Marine Notices.
No. 43 (08-08-1998). Issue of Pilotage Exemption Certificates.
No. 37 (27-07-1998). Vessel's Checklist for Piloted Movements.
No. 20 (23-06-1998). Prohibition of the Use of Autopilot in Port.
Port Notices:  No. 136 of 2006 (02-10-2006). Reduced Visibility in the Singapore Strait and Port Waters.
ANCHORAGES:  www.mpa.gov.sg/
East Johor Strait: 
    Changi Barge Temporary Holding Anchorage (ACBTH): 
  • Lat. 01° 21′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E
  • Lat. 01° 20′ N, Long. 104° 04′ E
  • Lat. 01° 20′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E
  • Lat. 01° 20′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E.
For barges loaded with sand/granite waiting to proceed to an approved aggregate terminal in the East Johor Strait or as directed by the Port Master.
    Changi General Purposes Anchorage (ACGP): 
  • Lat. 01° 20′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E
  • Lat. 01° 20′ N, Long. 104° 04′ E
  • Lat. 01° 19′ N, Long. 104° 05′ E
  • Lat. 01° 19′ N, Long. 104° 04′ E.
For general purpose, also for vessels requiring immigration clearance and bound for facilities in the East Johor Strait and vessels taking stores or performing crew changes.
    Eastern Bunkering A Anchorage (AEBA): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 02′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 104° 03′ E.
For vessels 20,000 g.t. and above, other than LPG and LNG carriers, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.
    Eastern Bunkering B Anchorage (AEBB): 
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 01′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 104° 02′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E.
For vessels of 20,000 g.t. and above, other than LPG/LNG carriers, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme. Height restriction 49.0 m.
    Eastern Bunkering C Anchorage (AEBC): 
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 58′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E.
For vessels 20,000 g.t. and above, other than LPG/LNG carriers, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.
    Eastern Petroleum B Anchorage (AEPB): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 58′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E.
For vessels loaded with petroleum and non gas free vessels. Height restriction 49.0 m.
    Eastern Petroleum B Anchorage (AEPBB): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E.
For tankers of less than 10,000 g.t loaded with petroleum, non-gas free vessels and tankers requiring immigration clearance. Height restriction applicable. Vessels height greater than 30.0 m., not allowed to anchor within the 30.0 m. height restriction area limits as demarcated on the navigational chart.
    Eastern Petroleum C Anchorage (AEPBC): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 00′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 01′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E.
For tankers of less than 10,000 g.t. loaded with petroleum, non-gas free vessels and tankers. Height restriction 30.0 m.
    Eastern Special Purposes A Anchorage (AESPA): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 58′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E.
For vessels under arrest, damaged vessels, deep-draft vessels, vessels requiring repairs and other vessels.
Port Master. Vessels greater than height 49.0 m. not allowed to anchor within the 49.0 metre height restriction area limits as demarcated on the navigational chart.
    Small Craft A Anchorage (ASCA): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 57′ E.
For harbour tugs, pontoons, barges and other small craft, including fishing vessels. Height restriction 30.0 m.
    Small Craft B Anchorage (ASCB): 
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 60′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 00′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 103° 59′ E.
For harbour tugs, pontoons, barges and other small craft, including fishing vessels. Height restriction 30.0 m.
    Man-of-War Anchorage (AMOW): 
  • Lat. 01° 19′ N, Long. 104° 04′ E
  • Lat. 01° 19′ N, Long. 104° 04′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 05′ E
  • Lat. 01° 18′ N, Long. 104° 04′ E.
For visiting warships.
    Eastern Anchorage (AEW): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 17′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E.
For general purpose of receiving stores, water and bunkers, and waiting for berth facilities by vessels other than non-gas free petroleum vessels, LPG/LNG and chemical carriers.
    Eastern Petroleum A Anchorage (AEPA): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 16′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E.
For tankers 20,000 g.t. and above loaded with petroleum, non-gas free vessels and tankers requiring immigration clearance.
    Eastern Holding A Anchorage (AEHA): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 56′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 55′ E.
For vessels as directed by the Port Master.
    Eastern Holding B Anchorage (AEHB): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 54′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 53′ E.
For vessels as directed by the Port Master.
    Eastern Holding C Anchorage (AEHC): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 52′ E.
For port limit tankers that are waiting to service vessels in Keppel Harbour.
Western Sector: 
    Western Anchorage (AWW): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E.
For general purposes such as receiving stores, water, bunkers, and waiting for berth facilities in the west by vessels other non-gas free tankers, LPG/LNG carriers and chemical tankers.
    Western Petroleum A (AWPA): 
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E.
For vessels of 10,000 g.t. or less loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels.
    Western Petroleum B Anchorage (AWPB): 
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E.
For vessels of more than 10,000 g.t. but not exceeding 50,000 g.t., loaded with petroleum and non gas free vessels and oil tankers requiring immigration clearance.
    Western Holding Anchorage (AWH): 
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 48′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 47′ E.
For vessels as directed by the Port Master.
    Western Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage (AWQI): 
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 50′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 49′ E.
For vessels requiring quarantine and immigration clearance.
    Selat Pauh Petroleum Anchorage (ASPP): 
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E.
For port limit tankers waiting to service vessels at the anchorages in the Jurong Sector, waiting for berth facilities in the West Jurong Channel and Pesek Basin or as directed by the Port Master.
    Selat Pauh Anchorage (ASPLU): 
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E.
For vessels under arrest, laid-up vessels or other vessels on prior permission of the Port Master.
    Raffles Petroleum Anchorage (ARP): 
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 44′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E.
For port limit tankers waiting to service vessels at the anchorages in the Jurong Sector, waiting for berth facilities in the West Jurong Channel and Pesek Basin or as directed by the Port Master.
    Raffles Reserved Anchorage (ARAFR): 
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 46′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 45′ E.
For lash ship operations, vessels requiring emergency repairs and damaged vessels FSO/FPSOs or as directed by the Port Master.
Jurong Sector: 
    Sudong Explosive Anchorage (ASUEX): 
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E.
For vessels and small craft loading or discharging explosives and Group 1 dangerous goods, or in transit with such cargo on board and other vessels as instructed by the Port Master.
    Sudong Special Purpose Anchorage (ASSPU): 
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E.
For VLCCs above 75,000 g.t. requiring immigration clearance, or vessels as directed by the Port Master.
    Sudong Holding Anchorage (ASH): 
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E.
Temporary holding anchorage with prior permission of Port Master..
    Sudong Bunkering A Anchorage (ASUBA): 
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 41′ E
  • Lat. 01° 12′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E.
For vessels of 20,000 g.t. and above, other than LPG/LNG carriers, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.
    Sudong Bunkering B Anchorage (ASUBB): 
  • Lat. 01° 11′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 42′ E.
For vessels of 20,000 g.t. and above, other than LPG/LNG carriers, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.
    Sudong Petroleum Holding Anchorage (ASPH): 
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E
  • Lat. 01° 10′ N, Long. 103° 43′ E.
For port limit tankers waiting to service vessels at Sudong anchorages.
    LNG/LPG/Chemical Gas Carriers Anchorage (ALGAS): 
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E
  • Lat. 01° 15′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E.
For barges, LPG/LNG carriers, non-gas free LPG/LNG carriers, non-gas free chemical vessels/tankers and oil tankers requiring immigration clearance.
    Very Large Crude Carrier Anchorage (AVLCC): 
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 38′ E
  • Lat. 01° 14′ N, Long. 103° 40′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E
  • Lat. 01° 13′ N, Long. 103° 39′ E.
For loaded VLCCs.
Port Circulars:  No. 3 (03-5-2012) Special Bunkering Anchorage (SBA) Scheme, Compulsory Pilotage.
No. 6 (26-05-2015) Revision of Anchorage, Fairways and Channels in Port.
No. 09 (07-11-2007). Revision to the Limits of Western Anchorage, Western Petroleum A Anchorage, Western Petroleum B Anchorage. West Keppel Fairway and Jong Fairway.
No. 02 (19.03.2007). Vessels at Anchor in Port.
No. 07 (13-01-2003). Designated Anchorages in Port (The Anchorages).
No. 10 (08-03-2002). Safety Distances and Explosives Quantity for Vessels Anchoring at the Sudong Explosive Anchorage (ASUEX).
No. 05 (01-02-2001). Prohibition of Anchoring in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
Port Notices:  No. 116 (20.09.2010). Vessels Dragging Anchors due to Gusty Wind.
PRATIQUE:  Inward Health Clearance:  Port Health Office, 7 Keppel Road, No. 02-14 Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089053. T: +65 6222 6924. F: +65 6222 8543. VHF Channel 14. contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg www.nea.gov.sg/
Vessels Liable for Quarantine:  The following categories of vessels will not be granted free/radio pratique and must anchor on arrival at the Quarantine Anchorage for inspection by Port Health officers:
a) vessels which have been in any plague-infected area within 60 days before arrival in Singapore
b) vessels which report the occurrence of illness on board with the following signs and symptoms:
i. temperature of 38°C or greater which was accompanied or followed by any one or more of the following: rash, jaundice, glandular swelling, or which persisted for more than 48 hours, and
ii. diarrhoea, severe enough to interfere with work or normal activity
c) vessels with death on board
d) vessels with high mortality among rodents, and
e) vessels with refugees on board.
Master, owner or Agent of a vessel under any of the categories mentioned in above paragraph shall:
  1. notify Port Health office 4–12 hours before arrival
  2. display the appropriate day and night signal when the vessel enters Singapore port limits
  3. anchor at the Quarantine Anchorage and wait until Port Health clearance is obtained from Port Health office, and
  4. ensure that no person, other than a Pilot, Immigration officer or Customs officer, boards or leaves vessel without the permission of Port Health officer.
Vessels Exempted from Port Health Clearance:  The following categories of vessel are exempted from port health clearance:
  1. passenger vessels with no sickness or death (other than deaths from accidents) on board
  2. vessels arriving from a non infected port with no sickness or death on board
  3. naval and warships, and
  4. vessels going out of port limits for sea trials.
Ship Sanitation Control (Exemption) Certificate and Vessels from Plague-Infected Ports:  All vessels arriving Singapore are required to be in possession of a valid Ship Sanitation Control (Exemption) Certificate. Additionally, all vessels arriving from plague-infected ports must be inspected and fumigated if found to be infested with rodents.
The Port Health officer reserves the right to examine any vessel, the right to require the production or submission of any document and the right to require any ship to proceed to the Quarantine Anchorage for Inward Health Clearance and/or compliance with health requirements.
Master, owner or Agent is responsible for complying with any health requirement and/or correction of any health irregularity immediately after arrival.
Masters, owners and Agents are to take note that the granting of port health clearance or radio/free pratique merely clears vessel as far as the Port Health office is concerned and does not exempt vessel from the requirements of other authorities.
Outward Health Clearance:  Outward health clearance is not required for any vessel.
Port Circulars:  No. 11 (25.09.2014) Port Health Clearance Procedures for Vessels Arriving Singapore.
Port Notices:  No. 145 of 2007 (16-10-2007). Notification of Animals or Birds on board a Vessel.
PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION:  Pre-Arrival Message:  Any passenger vessel and vessels over 300 g.t. shall notify the Port Master at least 12 hours before arrival. Vessels arriving from nearby ports with less than 12 hours steaming, shall, immediately on departure, inform the Port Master.
Notification Arrival Report can be transmitted by following means:
  1. noa@mpa.gov.sg
  2. F: +65 6224 5776
  3. Telex: RS34970 (answer back PORTPM 34970)
  4. MARINET (electronic data exchange)
and contain the following:
  1. name
  2. call sign
  3. MMSI
  4. IMO number
  5. draft
  6. airdraft
  7. Agent
  8. ETA
  9. direction (from)
  10. last port
  11. slop/sludge (y/n)
  12. CLC92 (y/n)
  13. remarks (defects, thrusters, fire hazards, hazardous cargo, damage, assistance required).
Reporting Confirmation of Arrival:  Every vessel of 300 g.t. or more or tug engaged in towing or pushing if the combined g.t. of tug and tow or vessel being pushed is 300 g.t. or more or any passenger vessel intending to call at Singapore must report confirmation of arrival to VTIS together with information on vessel's particulars as follows:
Confirmation of Arrival Report is to be sent on entering Sectors 7–9.
The report is to be sent to the relevant VTIS via VHF and should include the following:
  1. name
  2. call sign
  3. present location (reference to designated reporting points)
  4. number of passengers and crew
  5. ETA at destination or pilot boarding ground
  6. airdraft.
Application for Berth:  The Agent should submit a Schedule A, giving LOA, maximum draft alongside, cargo particulars, ETA and ETD, and Dangerous Cargo Declaration list (including petroleum products and explosives) on board vessel at least 48 hours before berth is required.
ISPS:  Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN) form and send it to the Maritime Security Department at F: +65 6221 3036, or isps@mpa.gov.sg , at least 24 hours before the vessel's arrival in Singapore. Agents based in Singapore may submit the PAN through the MPA's MARINET.
EPANS:  Electronic format of PANs can be found at www.mpa.gov.sg/ Port Marine Notice No. 197/2008. Port Marine Circular 25/2005.
Passenger vessels, including high-speed passenger craft, cargo vessels, including high-speed craft, of 500 g.t. or more, and mobile offshore drilling units using ePANs, are not required to submit Notice of Arrival (NOA).
Medical Advice to Ships:  A radio medical advice service is available to ships of all nationalities and no charge is made for this service.
Radiotelegrams requesting medical advice should state briefly and clearly the symptoms of the illness of the person affected and contain a brief description of the contents of the medical chest carried by the ship. Such telegrams should be in English language, be signed by the Master of the ship and addressed ``Radiomedical Singapore''.
In very urgent cases, the urgency signal (PAN) may be used in order to ensure priority over all other communications, with the exception of those relating to distress calls.
Port Circulars:  No. 6 (21.06.2013) Enhancements to Maritime Singapore Green Initiative, Green Port Programme.
No. 3 (27.06.2011) Maritime Singapore Green Initiative Green Port Programme.
No. 11 (06.08.2010) Extension of Port Dues Concession for Ocean Going Vessels and Harbour Craft.
No. 20 (10-11-2008). Revised Reporting Procedures for Notification and Confirmation of a Vessel's Arrival in Singapore.
VHF: 
Stations Channel Usage
Safety and Emergencies: 
Singapore Port Operations Control 16, 9 Distress, urgency and safety communication; broadcast maritime safety information.
Port Marine Safety 7 Co-ordinating marine emergencies.
Police Coast Guard 7 Request assistance from Police Coast Guard.
Hydrographic Department 13 Navigation aid/hydrographic survey activity.
Maritime Security 26 Security matters.
Immigration and Port Health Clearance: 
Port Health/Immigration 74 Request Port Health or Immigration clearance.
Pilotage, Towage and Water: 
Singapore Pilots 20 Pilotage service/pilotage information.
Tug Deployment and Waterboats 61 Tug service/water supply to vessels at anchor.
Public Correspondence: 
Singapore Radio 23 Watch and reply
24 Traffic List broadcast/Public Correspondence service
25 Public Correspondence service
26 Public Correspondence service
27 Public Correspondence service
3 Public Correspondence service
4 Public Correspondence service
Also see VTS/Radar
Port Circulars:  No. 18 (26-06-2005). Caution on the Use of VHF Radio in Collision Avoidance.
No. 21 (09-09-2004). Proper Use of VHF Channels at Sea.
No. 17 (24-07-2001). VHF Radiotelephone Reporting Procedures for Vessel Manoeuvring within the Traffic Information Area (TIA) in the East Johor Strait.
Port Notices:  No. 18 (05.02.2014). VHF Channel 17 for Communications on Tugs and Water Services.
VTS/RADAR:  Mandatory Ship Reporting System operates in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (STRAITREP).
Stations Channel Usage
VTIS East (Sector 9)* 10 Reporting confirmation of arrival when approaching from the east when Horsburgh Lighthouse is abeam, approaching from the south via Selat Riau when Karang Galang Light is abeam, or when approaching from the East Johor Strait when Eastern Buoy is abeam.
VTIS Central (Sector 8)* 14 Reporting confirmation of arrival for vessels intending to join the traffic lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme in the Singapore Straits between Long. 103° 44.6′ E and 104° 02.1′ E, immediately after departing from the port or anchorages north and south of the TSS.
VTIS West (Sector 7)* 73 Reporting confirmation of arrival when approaching from the south via Selat Durian when Pulau Jangkat Beacon is abeam, or when approaching from the west (Malacca Strait) when Pulau lyu Kechil is abeam.
East Control 12 Reporting by vessels when underway in the port area east of Long. 103° 51.2′ E. All vessels within this area are to maintain a listening watch on this channel. Requesting clearance by vessels before moving within East Sector. Reporting arrival and anchored positions by vessels in East Sector. Provision of port traffic information.
West Control 68 Reporting by vessels when underway in the port area west of Long. 103° 51.2′ E. All vessels within this area are to maintain a listening watch on this channel. Provision of port traffic information.
Cyrene Control 25 Request for clearance by vessels before moving within East and West Jurong Sector. Reporting arrival and anchored positions by vessels in East and West Jurong Sector.
Jurong Control 22 Request for clearance by vessels before moving within West Jurong and West Johor Sectors. Reporting arrival and anchored position in West Jurong and West Johor Sectors.
Sembawang Control 21 Request for clearance by vessels before moving within the East Johor Strait Sector. Reporting arrival and anchored position by vessels the East Johor Strait Sector.
Keppel Control 18 Request for clearance by vessels to enter, move within or leave Keppel Sector.
Cruise Bay Control 05 Request for clearance by vessels to enter, move within or leave Cruise Bay Sector.
Sinki Control 68 Reporting by vessels when underway in the Sinki Sector. All vessels within this area are to maintain a listening watch on this channel. Provision of port traffic information.
*Reporting Confirmation of Arrival: Vessels approaching from another direction other than that specified above shall, on approaching the VTIS operational area, call the appropriate VTIS operator (East, Central or West) and provide the vessel's position by range and bearing from one of the reference points listed below.
    Reference Points: 
  • Pu lyu Kechil
  • Sultan Shoal Light
  • Raffles Light
  • Sakijang Light Beacon
  • Bedok Light
  • Tg Setapa Light
  • Horsburgh Light.
Port Circulars:  No. 04 (11-03-2009). Amendment to Reporting Procedures for Vessels Manoeuvring in Port.
No. 20 (10.11.2008) Revised Reporting Procedures for Notification and Confirmation of a Vessel′s Arrival in Singapore.
No. 21 (11-10-2005). Accuracy of AIS Information.
No. 13 (30-03-1999). Navigation in the Singapore Strait Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS).
No. 67 (26-10-1998). Reporting Procedures for Vessels Navigating the Singapore Strait when VTIS is not operational.
No. 65 (20-10-1998). Mandatory Ship Reporting System in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (STRAITREP).
Port Notices:  No. 65 of 2002 (05-08-2002). Guidelines for the Onboard Operational Use of Shipborne AIS.
TUGS:  Tugs join anywhere in port limits by pre-arrangement with Pilots. Normally ship's lines used. All PSA and Shell tugs carry tow lines for use if required. PSA charge for the use of tow lines. www.psamarine.com.sg/fleet.php
PSA Marine has a fleet of 53 tugs:
No. Name Horsepower Bollard Pull Design
(tons)
1 Star Commodore 5,360 70 Z-Tech
2 Star Admiral 5,360 70 Z-Tech
3 Star Opal 5,000 60 Z-Tech
4 Star Ruby 5,000 60 Z-Tech
5 Star Endeavour 5,000 60 Z-Tech
6 Star Aries 5,000 60 Z-Tech
7 Star Discovery 5,000 60 Z-Tech
8 Star Diamond 5,000 60 Z-Tech
9 Noble Vega 4,000 50 Pusher
10 Noble Pearl 4,000 50 Pusher
11 Noble Orion 4,000 50 Pusher
12 Noble Jewel 4,000 50 Pusher
13 Noble Jade 4,000 50 Pusher
14 Noble Atlas 4,000 50 Pusher
15 Noble Ace 4,000 50 Pusher
16 Noble Valour 2,560 30 Pusher
17 Noble Reliance 2,560 30 Pusher
18 Noble Pride 2,560 30 Pusher
19 Sterling 5,000 60 Z-Tech
20 Star Voyager 5,000 60 Z-Tech
21 Star Explorer 5,000 60 Z-Tech
22 Noble Prince 3,600 45 Pusher
23 Noble Knight 3,600 45 Pusher
24 Noble Star 3,600 45 Pusher
25 Noble Spirit 3,600 45 Pusher
26 Noble Scout 3,600 45 Pusher
27 Noble Guard 3,600 45 Pusher
28 Nimble 4,400 60 Pusher
29 Neon 4,400 60 Pusher
30 Scorpio 3,200 40 Pusher
31 Sapphire 3,200 40 Pusher
32 Apex 4,700 60 Tractor
33 Agile 4,700 60 Tractor
34 Skipper 4,400 52 Pusher
35 Serene 4,400 52 Pusher
36 Sea Terrier 4,000 52 Pusher
37 Seeker 3,600 46 Pusher
38 Splendour 3,400 42 Tractor
39 Skillful 3,400 42 Tractor
40 Sea Cougar 4,000 53 Pusher
41 Sea Cheetah 4,000 53 Pusher
42 Sea Leopard 4,000 52 Pusher
43 Sea Labrador 4,000 52 Pusher
44 Swift 3,350 35 Tractor
45 Superior 3,350 35 Tractor
46 Steady 3,350 35 Tractor
47 Sea Hound 3,200 46 Pusher
48 Sea Husky 3,200 45 Pusher
49 Sea Jaguar 3,200 43 Pusher
50 Sea Lion 3,000 38 Tractor
PSA Tug Services:  Orders preferably made using Internet Marine Ordering System (IMOS) or Portnet.
PSA Marine Pte Ltd. T: +65 6777 2288, 6379 9808/9809 (tug only ordering). F: +65 6379 9812/13. psamarine@psa.com.sg www.psamarine.com.sg/
Loyang Offshore Supply Base:  Berthing tugs up to 3,600 h.p., ocean-going tugs up to 19,000 h.p.
Sembawang Shipyard:  18×18.0–48.0 tonnes BP tugs.
Shell operates two tugs approx. 1,500 b.h.p. A number of privately owned salvage tugs are based in the port.
Cafhi Jetty:  Berthing and unberthing.
  • Up to LOA 70 m.: The Pilot will consult with the Master
  • LOA 71–122 m.: one small tug
  • LOA 123–152 m.: two small tugs.
Sembawang Terminal: 
Vessel Tug Allocation (except Car Carriers):  Vessels less than LOA 200 m.: Fitted with bow thruster, one tug; without bow thruster, two tugs.
Vessels over LOA 200 m.: Fitted with bow thruster, two tugs; without bow thruster, three tugs.
Vessels greater than 15,000 g.t. or draft >9.2 m., an additional tug should be deployed to assist with berthing.
Car Carriers Berthing:  Vessels over LOA 165 m.: Two tugs are required, if naval vessel is berthed at S7.
Vessels over LOA 200 m.: Vessels fitted with bow thruster require two tugs and vessels without bow thruster require three tugs, if naval vessel is berthed at S7.
    Car Carriers Unberthing: 
  • One tug for vessels fitted with bow thruster
  • Two tugs for vessels without bow thruster.
Senoko Power Station:  Berthing and unberthing.
  • Up to LOA 152 m.: two small tugs
  • LOA 153–180 m.: two medium tugs
  • LOA over 180 m.: two large tugs.
Senoko Gaswork Station:  Berthing and unberthing.
  • Up to LOA 70 m.: one small tug
  • LOA over 70 m.: two small tugs.
Tanjong Penjuru:  Berthing and unberthing.
    Berths No. 1–6 (OCAL 1–6): 
  • Up to LOA 70 m.: The Pilot will consult with the Master
  • LOA 71–122 m.: one small tug
  • LOA 123–152 m.: two small tugs
  • LOA 153–180 m.: two medium tugs
  • LOA 181–220 m.: two large tugs
  • LOA 221–280 m.: two large tugs. Pilot may order an additional tug.
  • LOA over 280 m.: four large tugs. Pilot may order an additional tug.
    Berth No. 7 (OCAL&): 
  • One small tug for all vessels. Caltex will also supply one standby tug.
Tanjong Penjuru:  Berthing and unberthing.
  • Up to LOA 70 m.: The Pilot will consult with the Master
  • LOA 71–122 m.: one small tug
  • LOA 123–152 m.: two small tugs
  • LOA 153–180 m.: two medium tugs
  • LOA over 180 m.: two large tugs.
Tanjong Penjuru:  Berthing and unberthing.
  • Berth No. 3: Up to LOA 70 m.: one small tug
  • Berths No. 1 and 2: Up to LOA 100 m.: one small tug
  • LOA 101–152 m.: two small tugs
  • LOA over 152 m.: two medium tugs.
Woodlands:  Berthing and unberthing.
  • Up to LOA 70 m.: The Pilot will consult with the Master
  • LOA ▄71–122 m.: one small tug
  • LOA 123–152 m.: two small tugs
  • LOA 153–180 m.: two medium tugs.
CONTAINER FACILITIES:  See Other Facilities and Tanker Facilities
OTHER FACILITIES:  Port Circulars:  No. 11 (27-05-2004). Procedures for the Barter Trader Vessels entering the Port of Singapore.
No. 36 (29-12-2001). Landing Place for Explosives and Dangerous Goods at Tuas Jetty.
TANKER FACILITIES:  Port Circulars:  No. 16 (31-12-2009). Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Dangerous Goods, Petroleum and Explosives) (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
No. 05 (06-04-2009). OCIMF, Sire inspections at oil terminals in Singapore.
No. 04 (20-02-2006). Online Submission of Cargo Declarations for Cargo Handled at the Anchorages, Oil Terminals and Private Wharves.
No. 13 (26-05-2005). Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Dangerous Goods, Petroleum and Explosives) Regulations 2005, Weight Limitation of Dangerous Goods.
No. 06 (09-03-2005). Entry into Force of Revised Regulation 13G and new Regulation 13H of MARPOL Annex 1 on 5 April 2005, Phasing out of Single-Hulled Oil Tankers.
No. 19 (07-07-2004). Segregation of Incompatible Bulk Liquid Chemical Cargoes.
No. 05 (03-02-1998). Procedures and Guidelines for the Berthing of Tankers and Conventional Vessels Carrying Bulk Liquid Cargo at Approved Conventional Wharves.
LPG/LNG FACILITIES:  Port Circulars:  No. 14 (15-05-1997). Handling of Vessel Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk.
STEVEDORES:  Singapore port is open the whole year round and vessels can be cleared in/out of port on any day. However, labour shortages may be experienced on certain holidays, especially during Chinese New Year. Please note that handling of cargoes in the anchorages and private berths cannot be done without the approval of the Port Master.
Working Hours:  PSA Corporation Wharves/Terminals:  Monday to Sunday (including holidays): 0700–1100, 1200–1500, 1500–1800, 1930–2300 and 2300–0600.
Jurong Port:  Monday to Sunday (including holidays): 0700–1100, 1200–1500, 1500–1830, 1930–2300 and 2300–0600.
At Anchorage:  Monday to Friday: 0800–1200, 1300–1700, 1800–2100, 2100–0000, 0100–0400, 0400–0700.
Saturday: Ordinary working day 0800–1300 for some service companies. All Government departments closed.
Sunday and Holidays:  For stevedores working at anchorages, overtime charges have to be paid unless they are paid based on the cargo tonnages handled, in which case they will be paid for every ton of cargo loaded/discharged.
Cargo Gear:  Possession of valid test certificates required. At PSA wharves all cargo gear should be inspected by an authorised Port Officer before use.
BALLAST:  See Pollution, Slops Disposal and Repairs
POLLUTION:  No oil, or mixture containing oil, shall be discharged into Singapore waters from any vessel. The Master or person in charge of the vessel committing such an offence shall be liable on conviction to a fine not less than SGD500 and not exceeding SGD500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.
No refuse, garbage, waste matter, substance of a dangerous or obnoxious nature or trade effluents to be discharged from any vessel into Singapore waters. The Master or the person in charge of the vessel committing such an offence shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding SGD10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.
    If any oil or mixture containing oil is discharged into Singapore waters: 
  1. for the purpose of securing the safety of the vessel or preventing damage to the vessel or cargo, or saving life or
  2. is found to be escaping, or to have escaped into Singapore waters from a vessel in consequence of damage to the vessel, or by reason of leakage, the Master or the person in charge of the vessel shall report the occurrences to the Director of Marine and the Port Master. Failure to do so shall be an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding SGD5,000.
Port Circulars:  No. 5 (24.03.2014) Oil Spill Response and Vessel Rates in Singapore.
No. 21 (18-11-2008). The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 (Bunker Convention).
No. 18 (14-10-2008). Guidelines for Preventing Pollution during Bunkering Operations.
No. 16 (04-10-2008) Procedures to Control Tank Cleaning and Disposal of Sludge and Slops.
Also see Documents
WASTE DISPOSAL:  A vessel's normal galley refuse, generated whilst in port, is collected by the MPA appointed contractor. Charges are incorporated in port dues. No drums or skips are provided on board. Service only accepts galley refuse which must be collected in plastic bags at time of disposal.
For Vessels at the Anchorages:  Vessels wishing to use this service should have the galley refuse properly bagged in plastic garbage bags and have them ready for transfer into the garbage collection craft that calls at anchored vessels.
For Ships at Terminals (e.g. Cargo Terminals, Shipyards and Private Wharves):  Vessels having garbage for disposal are to make own arrangements with the terminal via Agent. Oil terminals, for practical and safety reasons, do not provide garbage collection services. In such circumstances, vessel may wish to arrange for a special garbage collection service at the anchorage.
Special Garbage Collection Services:  Apart from ships at oil terminals, which do not provide garbage collection services, ships having large quantities of garbage (in excess of the normal garbage generated daily) may wish to make special arrangements for garbage disposal.
The special garbage collection services are available 0830–1700 hrs. daily and should be arranged directly with MPA, at the following contact numbers:
Maritime Environment & Hazardous Cargo Dept., No. 04-00 Maritime House, 120 Cantonment Road, Singapore 089760. T: +65 6325 2414/5. F: +65 6325 2429
Shipowners or Agents seeking special garbage collection services should fax the request during normal office working hours (0830–1700), and such request is to reach the Department not less than 6 hours before the collection services are required.
The request, using the company's letterhead, shall contain the following information:
  1. name of ship
  2. type
  3. location of ship and the date & time services is required
  4. estimated amount of garbage in cubic metres
  5. shipowner's or Agent's MPA account number
  6. name of requesting officer and contact number.
Port Circulars:  No. 06 (21-04-2009). Facilities for the Collection of Garbage from Ships in Singapore.
Port Notices:  No. 65 (19-05-2014). Garbage Collection Services at Anchorages in Port of Singapore.
No. 134 (26-09-2012). Garbage Collection Services at Anchorages in Port of Singapore.
SLOPS DISPOSAL:  PSA operates a Slop and Sludge Reception and Treatment Centre at Pulau Sebarok with facilities for the disposal of slops, sludge, tank cleaning, water and dirty ballast.
Collection service is provided by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Slop Reception Centre. Barges of 1,200–2,000 cu.m. are normally deployed to receive discharges from tankers at the Western Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage.
Charges: 
% Oil/Water SGD per cu.m.  
more than 12 Nil  
9–12 3  
6–9 6  
3–6 9  
0–3 12  
Barge Freight:  SGD10/cu.m., minimum charge SGD3,000.
Disposal of sludge and other oil residues: SGD300/tonne or part thereof.
Various cancellation, delay and demurrage fees can also apply.
Slop Reception:  The PSA Slop and Sludge Reception and Treatment Centre at Pulau Sebarok has a total tank capacity of 82,000 cu.m.
Berthing facilities consist of two piers (Piers 1 and 2). Depth alongside Pier 1 is 12.8 m., at Pier 2 11.0 m.
The centre can accommodate vessels up to an overall length of 264 m. and a displacement of 45,800 tonnes.
Seven barges with a total capacity of 8,500 cu.m. are used for the reception of slops/tank cleaning water at anchorages and transported to the centre for disposal.
Communications: VHF Channel 61.
Pulau Sebarok:  Singaport Cleanseas Pte Ltd:  MARPOL Annex I slop and sludge reception facilities are available on 24-hour basis. Oil sludge treatment plant with annual capacity 10,000 tonnes. 5 tanks with total capacity 35,000 tonnes. Two piers, max. displacement 45,800 tonnes.
Other operations include:
  1. used oil recycling
  2. soil remediation
  3. onsite and offsite oil waste remediation services.
Tel: +65 6896 6705. F: +65 6261 2295. simbs@cleanseas.com.sg
Port Circulars:  No. 17 (14-10-2008). Notification for Tanker Cleaning Activities and Disposal of Sludge and Slops.
No. 16 (14-10-2008). Procedures to Control Tank Cleaning and Disposal of Sludge and Slops.
MEDICAL:  When infectious disease not suspected, permission will be granted by Port Health officer to Agent to take doctor on board and remove the patient, if necessary, to hospital. Preferably as much notice as possible should be given. Several hospitals, including General Hospital, Gleneagles, Mt Alvernia. Cholera, plague, etc. are not endemic in Singapore.
Port Circulars:  No. 07 (11-05-2010). Request for Medical Advice and Evacuation.
No. 07 (01-05-2009). Medical Service Providers in the Port.
Port Notices:  No. 73 of 2003 (01-07-2003). List of Medical Groups and Dedicated Craft (Sea Ambulance) and Health Advisory on SARS for the Sea Transport of Febrile Passengers.
FRESH WATER:  Supply Via Waters Barges:  Operator:  PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd. T: +65 6379 9830. F: +65 6379 9834. psamarine@globalpsa.com www.psamarine.com.sg/
Port Circulars:  No. 2 (20.02.2013) Waterborne Fee for Supply of PUB Water to Vessels in Port.
FUEL:  All grades available alongside PSA wharves and ex-installation, otherwise by barge. Marine diesel oil. Heavy fuel oil at 180–380 cst. Blended fuel from 60–180 cst. T: +65 6321 1891/09. F: +65 6277 8632.
LNG Bunkering:  Operators:  Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd. T: +65 6228 8100. F: +65 6225 1000. www.pavilionenergy.com.sq
FueLNG Pte Ltd. T: +65 6803 0699, 9006 1989 (after hours). andreas.salim@fuelng.com.sg
Facilities:  Vessels currently bunkered by road tanker.
Port Circulars:  No. 8 (21.11.2011) Reduction of Global Marine Fuel Sulphur Limit under MARPOL Annex VI.
No. 06 (04-05-2010). Initiatives to Enhance the Bunker Licensing Regime.
No. 03 (01-03-2009). Implementation of Singapore Standard for Bunkering Ss 600, 2008.
No. 23 (20-12-2006). Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme (SBA), additional anchorages in the eastern port waters.
No. 19 (27-10-2006). Implementation of SS 524, 2006, Singapore Standard for Quality Management for Bunker Supply Chain (QMBS).
No. 06 (24-02-2004). Extension of Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme to the Western Sector of the Port.
No. 25 (30-06-1998). Restriction on Max. LOA of Bunker Barges Servicing Vessels in Sungai Jurong.
No. 29 (07-06-1997). Bunkering at Shipyard.
Port Notices:  No. 126 (13-09-2006). Report on Flammable Vapour Content for Port Limit Bunker Tankers.
Also see Pollution
STORING:  See Repatriation
SERVICES:  Following additional services available: Cleaning and preparing ship's tanks, cleaning, scaling and painting, insulation, interior decorating and furnishing, refrigeration and air-conditioning, chemical cleaning of boilers, etc., SCAMP underwater cleaning service, compass adjusting, radar and radio servicing depots, water boat service. T: +65 6321 2906/7. F: +65 6321 2017.
Local business listings available online at www.singaporeadvice.com/
REPAIRS:  Port Circulars:  No. 05 (18-03-2008). Underwater Diving Operations within the Port.
No. 05 (21-02-2006). Guidelines for Preparing Vessel for Gas-Free Inspection.
No. 39 (29-12-2001). MPA Gas Free Certificates with seven-day Validity.
No. 57 (12-09-1998). Gas-Free Certificate for Vessels Shifting out of their Designated Anchorages or Proceeding to a Shipyard.
No. 68 (15.09.1997). Immobilisation of Vessel's Engines at Anchorages/Wharves.
No. 23 (30-05-1997). Requirement for Damaged Vessels Entering Port.
SURVEYORS:  ABS. T: +65 6276 8700. abs-pac@eagle.org
Bureau Veritas. T: +65 6275 2886. F: +65 6275 2776.
DNV. T: +65 6779 2475. F: +65 6799 5636.
Germanischer Lloyd. T: +65 6835 9610. F: +65 6887 4526.
Lloyd's Register. T: +65 6278 9444. F: +65 6273 1662. singapore-marine-services@lr.org
NKK. T: +65 6222 3133. F: +65 6225 5942. sp@classnk.or.jp
POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE:  City Police. T: 999. VHF Channels 12 or 16. PSA Police Department T: +65 6321 1222. F: +65 6321 1272. PSA Fire. T: +65 6321 1111. F: +65 6321 2074.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRE:  Port Marine Safety Control Centre. T: +65 6325 2488/9, 6220 3803. F: +65 6325 2484. VHF Channels 7 and 16.
Port Circulars:  No. 14 (14-10-2008). Reporting of Marine Incidents in Port.
FIRE PRECAUTIONS:  Normal precautions with respect to cargo vessels, vessels under repair, etc. Fire boats available. Oil companies apply own regulations at installations.
SECURITY/GANGWAY:  Gangway:  No. 16 (17-06-2005). Guidance on the Access of Public Authorities, Emergency Response Services and Pilots on board Ships to which SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code apply (MSC/Circ. 1156).
Watchmen:  Recommended, particularly in Roads. Agents normally arrange. Cost varies.
Also see Piracy
PIRACY:  Vessels have been boarded by pirates whilst travelling at full speed.
South China Sea:  Off Tioman island, Pulau Aur in the South China Sea. Attacks are concentrated in vicinity of Lat. 02° 00′ N, Long. 104° 00° E. Ships are advised to maintain a strict anti-piracy watch throughout 24 hours at least 100 n.m. radius from this position. There has been an increase in attacks in the triangular area formed by Tioman (Pulau Aur), eastern Singapore Straits, including outer port limits and Anambas off the Mangkai islands. Armed pirates have attacked vessels during the hours of darkness.
Malacca Straits:  Although the number of attacks has dropped due to the increased patrols by the littoral states authorities since July 2005, ships are advised to continue maintaining a strict anti-piracy watch when transiting the straits.
Singapore Strait:  Vessels are advised to maintain a vigilant anti-piracy watch. Pirates attack ships while underway or while anchored at or near the outer port limits.
Reporting:  Mariners are advised to report any suspicious boats to the Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur, forwarding the following information:
  1. general description (name, distinctive markings, approx. length, construction type, colour of hull and superstructure/accommodation)
  2. photographs (if possible/practicable)
  3. number of persons observed on board
  4. whether any weapons were observed on board
  5. whether any skiffs (number) were towed alongside
  6. ECDIS screen shots/position and date/time
  7. position of mother vessel
  8. course and speed of mother ship when observed
  9. whether an AIS signal broadcast
  10. whether the vessel has changed course or speed to intercept/shadow vessel movement
  11. any other information that may be of relevance.
Situation Report (SITREP):  PRC Malaysia broadcasts SITREP reports to vessels at 0000 GMT via Inmarsat C (Satellite) EGC Safety Net. However, vessels in some parts of the world, that are not considered at risk from piracy, will not receive these messages.
Maritime Organisations: 
  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's Port Operations Control Centre. VHF Channels 10, 14, 16 and 73. T: +65 6325 2493. F: +65 6224 5776. Tlx: 34970 PORTPM. pocc@mpa.gov.sg www.mpa.gov.sg/
  • Singapore Police Coast Guard. VHF Channels 7 and 16. T: +65 6377 5540. F: +65 6276 1627.
  • Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur (PRC). T: +60 (3) 2031 0014. F: +60 (3) 2078 5769. piracy@icc-ccs.org www.icc-ccs.org/
  • Indonesian Sea Security Command (call sign ``PUSKODAL''). VHF Channel 16. HF Radio 7015 KHz. T: +62 778 413498, 778 413844, 778 413901 (Batam), 771 23071 (Bintan), 765 31105 (Dumai), 777 21185 (Tanjung Balai, Karimun).
  • Indonesian Marine Police. VHF Channel 16. T: +62 778 312433 (Belakang Pandang Base), 779 21325 (Sat Polair Tg. Batu Base).
Port Circulars:  No. 02 (09-01-2004). Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships.
No. 31 (28-10-2003). Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships.
Port Notices:  No. 43 (22-03-2005). Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships.
STOWAWAYS:  Port Circulars:  No. 14 (12-06-2006). Conditions for Repatriation of Stowaways.
No. 09 (28-03-2006). Landing Points for Ships' Crew, Passengers and other Persons Embarking on or Disembarking from Vessels at Anchorages or/at Offshore Terminals.
REGULATIONS:  Port Circulars:  No. 04 (26-02-2010). International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention).
No. 15 (14-10-2008). Fumigation.
No. 18 (25-09-2006). Falling Objects from Ships.
No. 27 (13-07-1998). Safety of Air Navigation, Exhibit Low Intensity Obstacle Lights.
No. 14 (10-06-1998). Survivors/Refugees Rescued at Sea.
TIME:  GMT plus 8 hours.
LOCAL HOLIDAYS:  1 January (New Year's Day); Chinese Lunar New Year; Good Friday; Easter Sunday; 1 May (Labour Day); Vesak Day; 9 August (Singapore National Day); Hari Raya Puasa; Diwali; Hari Raya Haji; 24 December (Christmas Eve); 25 December (Christmas Day).
DELAYS:  Normally none. Occasional congestion due to prolonged rainy weather or other abnormal conditions.
CONSULS:  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, DPR of, Korea, Rep of, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK and USA.
TELEPHONES:  Available on board vessels at PSA wharves. Public telephones available, mobile telephone coverage provided.
NEAREST AIRPORT:  Seletar Int'l. Singapore Changi Int'l.
BANKS:  National and international banks with ATM facilities available.
CUSTOMS:  Tobacco: For crew and adult transit passengers, first day of arrival 50 cigarettes or 15 cigars or other tobacco 60 gms., and for each subsequent day to the maximum of 7 days allowance of 25 cigarettes or seven cigars or other tobacco 30 gms.
Wine: One bottle per day to maximum of eight days. Spirits: 0.875 bottle (in opened bottles) on first day of arrival and 0.125 bottle per day for rest of seven days.
SHORE LEAVE:  No restriction on crews landing after Immigration and Health formalities have been satisfactorily completed. With rare exception (communist country crews), all bona fide crew of a vessel allowed shore leave on strength of passports, discharge books or identification cards.
REPATRIATION:  Agent responsible for repatriating seamen. Mercantile Marine Office undertakes repatriation of distressed British seamen on behalf of Board of Trade, United Kingdom, whenever necessary. Seamen who hold proper documents which ensure entry into country of origin, citizenship and destination are normally granted special passes after discharge for purpose of repatriation.
Port Circulars:  No. 10 (18-12-2007). Scheme for Taking Ships' Supplies and/or Changing Crew Members.
IDENTIFICATION CARDS:  Sect. 22 (1) c) of Ordinance provides for issue of Seamen's Identification Card as set out in First Schedule to the Immigration Regs. 1966, but rarely issued nowadays. Normally accept passports, Discharge Books or any identification cards issued by vessel's Master for granting shore leave to crew members, provided these documents sufficiently identify person concerned.
Gate passes issued against Crew List at wharves and installations. No passes required from Roads, although some form of identification advisable.
PSA Pass Centre. T: +65 6321 1891/09. F: +65 6321 1562.
SEAMAN'S CLUBS:  Danish Seaman's Church. www.dkchurch.com/
International Lutheran Seafarer's Mission. www.lutheran.org.sg/
Norwegian Seamans' Mission. www.sjomannskirken.no/singapore
Singapore Mariner's Club, 120 Cantonment Road. T: +65 6228 6432. www.mpa.gov.sg/ (follow link to ``about MPA'').
Stella Maris Catholic Seaman's Mission. www.stellamaris.net/
The Mission to Seafarers, 52 Telok Blangah Road. T: +65 6737 2880. www.flyingangel.org.sg/
GENERAL:  Port Circulars:  No. 41 (07-07-1997). Compliance with the Merchant Shipping (Non-Convention Ships) Safety Regulations, 1981 in respect of self-propelled landing craft used for the purpose of ferrying road tankers or other vehicles with dangerous goods within the port.
No. 94 (24-11-1997). Self-Propelled or Composite Mode Required for all Barges Ferrying Road Tankers or other Vehicles Loaded with Dangerous Cargoes.
DEVELOPMENTS:  LNG Bunkers:  It is anticipated that LNG bunker vessel, capacity 3,000 cu.m. will be coming online during 2020.
AUTHORITY:  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), 7B Keppel Road, 19th Storey, Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore, 089055, Republic of Singapore. Tel: +65 6375 1600. Fax: +65 6375 9247. Telex: RS 21507. http://www.mpa.gov.sg Contact: Captain Kevin Wong, Port Master. T: +65 6325 2498. F: +65 6325 2454.
AGENT:  S5 Agency World, 9 North Buona Vista Drive, #04-05 The Metropolis Tower 1, Singapore, 138588, Singapore. Tel: +65 6275 2788. Fax: +65 6275 2733. singapore@s-5.org http://www.s-5.org