Heightened Precautionary Measures For Arriving NTL Crew & Ships From NTL Countries

06 May 2021

Ref No: 060521 (1)
UEN: S97SS0046G

This circular draws references from the circulars we sent on 29 April [Ref No.: 290421 (1)] and 03 May [Ref No.: 030521 (3)].

This circular brings attention to the requirements by Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), for all vessels arriving at shipyards for repair or conducting contact operations at shipyards / process terminals / Marine & Process waterfront facilities in the Port of Singapore.

With immediate effect from the date of circular, all arriving “Not To Land” NTL crew from ships arriving at shipyards for repairs or conduct contact operations in shipyards / process terminals are subjected to the heightened mandatory precautionary measures, as follows:

Pre-Arrival Criteria

  1. No Crew Change within the past 21 days prior entering Singapore
  2. No Shore leave or physical interaction with any overseas individuals other than own crew within the past 21 days prior entering Singapore
  3. All crew must have negative Pre-Departure Swab Test results, taken at their last port call

Upon Arrival in Shipyard/Process Terminal / Marine & Process waterfront facilities

  1. On arrival Swab and Serology (Total Ab or IgM+IgG) tests
  2. Day 3, D7, D14 and D21 Swab tests

EDB’s approval must be sought before accepting any ships arriving or transiting through India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka into shipyards / process terminals / Marine & Process waterfront facilities in the past 21 days. Shipyards / process terminals/ Marine & Process waterfront facilities are to work with ship agents, and email cco@edb.gov.sg with the header “EDB’s Approval required: Acceptance of Ships arriving from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka”.

Process terminals must only conduct contactless operations or contactless operations with segregation regardless of the ship’s last port of call. These vessels should also conduct contactless operations in any port of call in the past 21 days prior entering Singapore.

To read the original advisory, please click here. The effective date of the advisory is 7 May, Friday.

Our Warmest Regards,

ASPRI Secretariat