The Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) announced for immediate compliance, new holding areas to facilitate crew change.
Following a string of measures (see related news articles below) taken by the MPA since the beginning of this week to control the spread of COVID-19, the opening up of the above-mentioned new holding areas to enable crew change to be conducted safely is seen as another tightening measure. It is for immediate compliance as of today. For full details, members are advised to refer to our page on Singapore implementation measures.
BIMCO is continuously monitoring COVID-19 restrictions and its impact on the shipping industry in particular on crew changes. Below are some of the type of information currently being provided by BIMCO :
You can also view all information on our COVID-19 landing page.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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