MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular No.19
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore recently issued Port Marine Circular No.19 of 2022 which introduced a requirement for all non-vaccinated crew arriving in Singapore after 28th August to perform a pre-departure COVID test 2 days before arrival and hold valid travel insurance which covers them for all COVID risks.
Until recently, it was not clear whether a party seeking to arrest a vessel in Malaysia had a duty to make full and frank disclosure in its affidavit leading to the warrant of arrest ("arrest affidavit").
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has confirmed that they have detected chlorinated hydrocarbons on fuel samples representing HSFO deliveries in Singapore.
QCR Winter 2021: The BIG FISH - duty to make full and frank disclosure of all material facts in Singapore arrest proceedings
The decision in "BIG FISH"  SGHCR 7 sets out the principles governing the duty of full and frank disclosure for a party applying for a warrant of arrest in Singapore, and in particular, considers whether it is necessary to disclose a potential time bar defence.
Singapore: 47 individuals & 7 companies penalized for breaching COVID-19 related regulations
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that 47 individuals and 7 companies, including ocean-going vessel interests, were penalized between November 2020 and June 2021 for breaching safe management regulations, apparently related to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
QCR Summer 2021: Enemalta Plc V The Standard Club Asia Ltd (THE "DI MATTEO")  EWHC 1215 (Comm)
This decision might be of interest to Members who may be involved in jurisdictional arguments in the context of limitation proceedings.
On 1 February 2021, the Singapore parliament passed the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill2 which adopts the UNICTRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records ("Model Law"), with certain modifications.
MPA Singapore - Port Marine Circular 035
In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation in Singapore any attendance on board vessels in Singapore (surveyor, superintendents, repair crews, etc.) requires from 24 August 2020, 3 days advanced notice to the MPA following PMC 035.
UK P&I Club will host a series of live training webinars aimed at both members and the wider maritime industry, with the first webinar, addressing the practical and legal issues of bunker fuel quality, taking place on Thursday 2 April at 9am BST (4pm Singapore).
The following table lists countries which have imposed bans on vessels fitted with open-loop SOx scrubbers calling at their ports, and on the discharge of washwater from these scrubber systems within their port waters.
The Singapore Convention on Mediation was signed on 7 August 2019 by 46 countries. The Convention applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediation, concluded by parties to resolve a commercial dispute. Countries that ratify the Convention will have to ensure that international commercial settlement agreements are enforced by their courts.
The Club is pleased to announce that Capt. Anuj Velankar, Senior Loss Prevention Advisor, has received a special commendation from the Mission to Seafarers for making a significant contribution to seafarers welfare.
The Club has recently been notified of an increase in Port State Control (PSC) detentions experienced by Singapore ships, due to sewage treatment plant defects.
20th Anniversary- Singapore office
Our Singapore office is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The anniversary was marked by a celebratory dinner on 31st October 2018 at the Pavilion Room, Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Members are advised that there will be temporary restrictions in place in the vicinity of Sentosa Island during the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Loss Prevention Singapore seminar
On Tuesday 16th May our Loss Prevention team held a seminar and drinks reception at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore which aimed to provide an insight into the departments commitment to safety, offsetting rising claims and maintaining membership quality.
As a mutual, it is our duty to help you reduce accidents and incidents on-board.
Singapore - Time Bars
A limitation period is the time within which claimants have to commence legal proceedings, either in court or arbitration, otherwise those claims will become time barred.