Flag State Summary – Singapore


  • Date: 31/08/2010

Main administrative office

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore(MPA) 
Shipping Division, SingaporeRegistry of Ships 
460 Alexandra Road 
PSA Building, #21-00 
Singapore119963

Mr Wong Kai Cheong, Manager (Registry & Manning), or
Tel: +65 6375 6236 
Fax: +65 6375 6231 
Email: kai_cheong_WONG@mpa.gov.sg 

Ms Emily Sihab, Asst Mgr (Ship Registry)
Tel: +65 6375 6227 
Fax: +65 6375 6231 
Email: emily_shalawati_bte_sinab@mpa.gov.sg

Website: http://www.mpa.gov.sg/

Certification Procedure
The following is the procedure for Singapore flag vessels as advised to Singapore Shipping Association members on 22nd September 2008 (Ref: SSA/113/08/EML) A further circular in respect of non Singapore registered ships of non-party States is expected in the near future. 

Further to the previous circular (SSA/110/08/EML dated 5 September 2008), please be informed that MPA has just released a Shipping Circular (SC No. 26 of 2008 dated 19 Sep 2008), urging the shipping community to take necessary action to comply with the Convention.

Members are further requested to note the following:
· MPA will charge S$60 for each Bunker Convention Certificate (BC Certificate).
· BC Certificates will be issued by the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS).
· Applications may be made by mail or email. Electronic submissions are expected to be available in November 2008.
· Currently, MPA will only recognise Blue Cards issued by the 13 principal clubs of the International Group. 
· Shipping Circular 26 of 2008 only applies to Singapore-flag vessels. For foreign-registered vessels of non-party States calling at Singapore, MPA will be issuing a Port Marine Circular in the near future.

A copy of the MPA Circular can be found on the MPA website at:http://www.mpa.gov.sg/circulars_and_notices/shipping_circulars/sc08-26.htm


Contact Details in respect of Bunkers Convention certification
Mr Wong Kai Cheong, Manager (Registry & Manning), or
Tel: +65 6375 6236 
Fax: +65 6375 6231 
Email: kai_cheong_WONG@mpa.gov.sg 

Ms Emily Sihab, Asst Mgr (Ship Registry)
Tel: +65 6375 6227 
Fax: +65 6375 6231 
Email: emily_shalawati_bte_sinab@mpa.gov.sg


Miscellaneous
Foreign flag vessels that are issued with a certificate by Singapore just for the purposes of entering the port are issued the certificates electronically which is in line with the port’s paperless electronic port clearance procedures. It is unlikely that these electronic certificates will be accepted by ports in other State parties though and members in possession of them should also obtain a hard copy certificate from another State party.

Last updated: 20th May 2009


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