Approval Required For Ships Arriving From India | Submission Of Contactless Ops At Process Terminals

29 Apr 2021

Ref No: 290421 (1)
UEN: S97SS0046G

This circular brings to attention the Singapore Economic Development Board’s (EDB) requirements for all vessels arriving at shipyards for repair, or at waterfront facilities including Process Terminals, e.g. refineries, chemical plants and tank storage terminals etc., in the Port of Singapore.

Any shipyard which has ships arriving from India, or transiting through India in the past 21 days, for repair calls should write to for approval before accepting the ship. If the ship concerned is not calling at the shipyard for repairs, all operations must be contactless. The shipyard is to submit its contactless operations procedures under the email header “For EDB CCO’s approval: Ship repair calls OR Shipyard’s contactless operations for ships arriving from India”.

Ships calling at process terminals must conduct contactless operations. Process terminal owners are to submit their terminal contactless operations procedures and obtain EDB CCO’s approval before accepting any ship arriving from India or transiting through India in the past 21 days. Terminal contactless operations should be extended to all ships calling at process terminals, regardless of their last port of call. Please update EDB CCO on such operations by writing to, with the email header “Terminal contactless operations procedures at process terminal”.

Ship agents are reminded to write to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore for approval to administer sign-off crews’ pre-departure swab tests on board vessels in the shipyards.

Please contact your shipyard manager directly for further guidance, with in copy.

To read the entire advisory, please click here.

Our Warmest Regards,

ASPRI Secretariat