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SINGAPORE Crew Change Updated Information For Seafarers [Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) SINGAPORE PORT MARINE CIRCULARS] Crew Replacement Guide and Information



Updates as of 07 May 2021

Below is a copy of Port Marine Circular No. 14 of 2021 from MPA. 

Now, Filipino seafarers joining ships in Singapore are required to complete 21 days of SHN before they are allowed to enter Singapore (previously only 14 days SHN).




UPDATES AS OF 25 MARCH 2021

MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
PORT MARINE CIRCULAR - NO. 10 OF 2021
25 March 2021

CREW CHANGE FOR CARGO SHIPS IN THE PORT OF SINGAPORE


CONTENTS

  • Requirements for crew change
  • Designated crew change holding facilities in Singapore
  • CrewSafe accredited facility
  • Holding areas at Marine South Pier and West Coast Pier
  • Precautionary measures for service providers facilitating crew change
  • Precautionary measures for crew during flights
  • COVID-19 Pre-Departure Testing in Singapore
  • Tele-medicine requirements
  • Designated holding facilities for SIGN-ON crew
  • Designated holding facilities for SIGN-OFF crew




UPDATES AS OF 17 MARCH 2021

BOOKING OF HOLDING FACILITIES FOR CREW CHANGE


This is to inform ship agents/owners/ managers on the changes to the booking of holding facilities for crew change in Singapore.

The Crew Facilitation Centre@TPT will stop taking booking from 22 March 2021.

The new holding facilities arrangement for crew change will be as follows:

Designated holding facility for SIGN-ON crew (Start operation from 22 March 2021. Hotel booking start from 17 March 2021)


Copthorne King’s Singapore
Rooms: Air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. Meals will be delivered to the room.

For reservation, please contact:
+65 6318 3130
reservations.cks@millenniumhotels.com

 
Designated holding facilities for SIGN-OFF crew

Seacare Hotel
Rooms: Air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. Meals will be delivered to the room.


For reservations, please contact:
Phang Jing Huei
+65 6818 2680
reservations@theseacarehotel.com.sg

 
Hotel Re!
Rooms: Air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. Meals will be delivered to the room.

For reservations, please contact:
+65 6827 8288
reservations@hotelre.com.sg


The transit lounge at Seacare Hotel will no longer be made available for crew change. This is part of our continuous effort to enhance the safe management measures at our designated holding facilities. Agents can approach the holding facilities on room charges for short stay.

With immediate effect, MPA’s No Objection will no longer be required for booking of holding facilities subject to full compliance with the default guidelines as follows:

  • Booking duration should not be more than 72 hours (3 days) or 120 hours (5 days) for crew who are part of CrewSafe Protocol.

  • Booking duration should be within the below timeframes:

  1.  On-Signers: Crew’s Flight Arrival Date to Vessel ETD
  2.  Off-Signers: Vessel ETA to Crew’s Departure Flight Date

  • Number of rooms booked should correspond with the crew change quantities

On-Signers shall only stay at Copthorne King’s Singapore and Off-Signers shall only stay at Seacare Hotel and Hotel RE!.

Amendments to bookings are also permitted without MPA’s No Objection for the following reasons:

    Vessel ETA delay
    Crew flight delay / cancellation

MPA’s case-by-case approval shall be sought for scenarios that deviate from the default guidelines above.

Agents are to take note of the above changes when making bookings.



UPDATES AS OF 10 MARCH 2021

DESIGNATED HOLDING FACILITIES FOR SIGN-OFF CREW

This is for information of the agents/owners/ship manager on the new holding facilities arrangement for sign-off crew with effect from 15 March 2021.

 
Designated holding facilities for SIGN-OFF crew


Seacare Hotel
Rooms: Air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. Meals will be delivered to the room.

For reservations, please contact:
Phang Jing Huei
+65 6818 2680
reservations@theseacarehotel.com.sg


Hotel Re!
Rooms: Air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. Meals will be delivered to the room.

For reservations, please contact:
+65 6827 8288
reservations@hotelre.com.sg

Agents are to take note of the above new holding facilities arrangement when making bookings.


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UPDATES AS OF 26 FEBRUARY 2021

NOTICE ON RELOCATION OF CREW HOLDING AREA AT MARINA SOUTH PIER
 
Please refer to the pictures below for information of the relocation of crew holding area at Marina South Pier. Ship agents are to ensure that all transport operators, any PIC and crew involved in crew change are briefed on the changes.
 
SINGAPORE Crew Change
Fig. 1: Access to holding areas
 
 
Access to Holding Area for Sign-off Crew
 
Access to Holding Area for Sign-off Crew Singapore
Fig. 2: Access to holding area for sign-off crew
 
 
 
 
Access to Holding Area for Sign-on Crew