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MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Applicable to:

ships and the Shipping Community.

This circular updates the shipping community on the changes to the

MSCHOA vessel movement registration instruction regarding transits

through the High Risk Area for piracy attacks.

CHANGES TO THE MARITIME SECURITY CENTRE – HORN OF AFRICA

(MSCHOA) VESSEL MOVEMENT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTION

REGARDING TRANSITS THROUGH THE HIGH RISK AREA

1. In our Shipping Circular No. 6 of 2011, the shipping community was

reminded on the importance of adopting the Best Management Practice

(version 3) (BMP3) promulgated by the International Maritime Organization

(IMO). A copy of the BMP3 can be found in our Shipping Circular No. 14 of. Singapore-registered ships which are transiting or operating in the High

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Risk Area for piracy attacks were also reminded to register with BOTH the UK

Royal Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) and the Maritime Security

Centre – Horn of Africa (MSCHOA).

Changes to Instructions for Vessel Movement Registration with

MSCHOA

2. The key change to the instructions for Vessel Movement Registration

with MSCHOA is the addition of an entry boundary to the North of the High

Risk Area (23°N). Ships are also required to register with the MSCHOA upon

departure from one of the ports within the High Risk Area. The updated

entry/exit boundaries of the High Risk Area for the purpose of Vessel

Movement Registration with MSCHOA are:

a. Suez – for vessels entering or leaving the Gulf of Aden via the

Red Sea

b. Latitude 10°S – for ships entering or leaving the Indian Ocean

c. Longitude 78°E – for ships entering or leaving the Indian Ocean

d. Latitude 23°N – for ships entering or leaving the Arabian Sea

e. Port (local) – for ships moving from ports within the High Risk

Area

3. More information on the updated entry/exit boundaries and instructions

on Vessel Movement Registration with MSCHOA can be found in the attached

circular from MSCHOA (Annex A). Shipowners, Managers and Masters of

Singapore-registered ships should also check the MSCHOA website:

http://www.mschoa.org regularly for updates on advisories for ships transiting

the High Risk Area.

4. The daily reporting to UKMTO on the ship’s noon position, course,

speed, and destination should continue when Singapore-registered ships

enters or operates in the High Risk Area bounded by:

a. Suez – for vessels entering or leaving the Gulf of Aden via the Red

Sea

b. Latitude 10°S – for ships entering or leaving the Indian Ocean

c. Longitude 78°E – for ships entering or leaving the Indian Ocean

5. Any queries relating to this shipping circular should be directed to Mr.

Wong Kai Cheong, Assistant Director (Registry and Manning), MPA, via Tel:

(65) 6375 6236, Fax: (65) 6375 6231, or to the Ship Registry dedicated

contact via email: marine@mpa.gov.sg and tel: +65 6375 1932.

CHEONG KENG SOON

DIRECTOR OF MARINE

MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Annex A – Circular from MSCHOA

 

 

Ship owners, managers, operators, masters, crew of Singapore