ClassNK issues Technical Information TEC - 0897 regarding MPA Instruction to prevent PSC detention for Singapore Ships as follows:
Please note that, on 15 February 2012, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issued Preventive action against PSC ship detention at a foreign port and especially at Australian ports as per the message from MPA with Ref. No.FSC5.02. Please see the attachment for details.
MPA's main requirements are as follows:
1. For all the Singaporean ships under your management, execution of Thorough Inspection (including ISM matters) by Company's shore personnel or Ship's senior officers and rectification of deficiency/ non conformity.
In case where any serious deficiency/ non-conformity which can not be rectified immediately is found, reporting to MPA, ClassNK and PSC at calling port,
2. Prior to the entry into Australian port, submission of Master's Declaration to MPA, on completion of thorough inspection and no serious deficiency/ non conformity which is not rectified or reported.
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