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Web alert: Revision of Anchorages, Fairways and Channels in the Port of Singapore

28 May 2015

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued a port marine circular on recent revisions of the anchorages, fairways and channels listed in the port limits.

The key revisions are:

  1. the existing West Jurong Anchorage (Abbreviated Code AWJ) will be discontinued;
  2. the boundaries of the Temasek Fairway will be revised; and
  3. additional types of vessels that can anchor in:

(i) Selat Pauh Anchorage (Abbreviated Code ASPLU)
(ii) Raffles Reserved Anchorage (Abbreviated Code ARAFR)
(iii) LNG/LPG/Chemical Gas Vessel Anchorage (Abbreviated Code ALGAS)

These revisions will come into effect on 1 June 2015.

With the revision of Port Regulations, MPA Singapore reminds the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities that any owner, agent, master or person-in-charge of a vessel who uses any anchorage, fairway or channel for a purpose other than that specified by the Authority or in a manner contrary to the Port Master’s directions shall be guilty of an offence. Offences shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $1,000 for every day or part of the day during which the offence continues after conviction.

The attached circular provides information on the revised list of designated anchorages, fairways and channels that will be incorporated in the MPA (Port) Regulations.