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18-Nov-2016

PORT REQUIREMENTS WHEN DEPARTING SINGAPORE
Singapore
LOCK OUT OF SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE
Kiel Canal, Germany
Port requirements when departing Singapore
Friday, November 18, 2016, Singapore
Owners, agents and masters of all vessels, including pleasure craft, recreational fishing vessels and yachts are reminded to comply with the port requirements before departing the Port of Singapore; and be familiar with the port entry requirements and procedures, as well as any other regulatory requirements such as immigration, customs, health, of the next port(s) of call.All vessels, including pleasure craft, recreational fishing vessels and yachts, must obtain a Port Clearance Certificate (PCC) before departing the Port of Singapore. A departure declaration, together with the relevant documents, must be made to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to obtain the PCC. The declaration can also be made online at http://marinet.mpa.gov.sgThe PCC issued by MPA is valid for 48 hours from the time of its issuance. Owners, agents or masters must cancel the PCC and obtain a new PCC if the vessel failed to depart during the validity period.Owners, agents and masters of pleasure craft, recreational fishing vessels and yachts are reminded to submit the departure clearance applications for crew and passengers leaving Singapore, at least 6 hours but not more than 72 hours prior to the vessel’s departure. Please refer to https://crew.ica.gov.sg/crewfrontend/base/welcome.do for more information. This is in addition to the departure declaration made to MPA.Prior to arriving the next port of call, owners, agents and masters of pleasure craft, recreational fishing vessels and yachts are advised to be familiar with the port entry requirements and procedures of the port. Masters of pleasure craft, recreational fishing vessels and yachts are advised to check with their appointed agent of the next port of call and/or take into consideration all relevant information on such port entry procedures and formalities for their voyage planning. In addition, any activities carried out at sea should have the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities beforehand, and should adhere and abide by the maritime laws and immigration requirements of the country they are entering.

For the purpose of navigational safety, masters of pleasure craft, recreational fishing vessels and yachts are to ensure that the AIS transponder onboard is in operation and craft should have the latest edition of the nautical charts and the electronic navigational charts are updated, if used for the voyage. It is also important that they familiarise themselves with the locations of aids to navigation and hazards which they are likely to encounter during their voyage….

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

Source: Extract from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.16 of 2016 dated 18 November 2016

Lock out of service for maintenance
Friday, November 18, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany
The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that New Big North lock at Brunsbuettel will be taken out of service for maintenance works from 21 to 25 November.During that period, the lock chamber will be closed during daytime hours (07:00 to approximately 15:00 or 16:00 hours.The New Big South lock at Brunsbuettel and both big locks at Kiel-Holtenau will remain in service during this period.(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent
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