Channel NewsAsia

MPA investigating causes of three recent marine collisions

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is conducting investigations to determine the causes of three recent marine collisions and if there are systemic issues that need to be addressed.

SINGAPORE: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is conducting investigations to determine the causes of three recent marine collisions and if there are systemic issues that need to be addressed.

The three collisions happened in a span of 13 days - on Jan 29, Jan 30 and Feb 10.

MPA said it will implement several measures with immediate effect to minimise future marine incidents while awaiting the outcome of the investigations.

It will also conduct briefings to the shipping community to reinforce the importance of the safety of navigation in the Singapore Strait and within the port waters.

The briefings will be targeted at those who have direct channels to convey the safety messages to the ship masters and officers.

The first of these briefings will be held this week.

MPA said it will also be sending out Port Marine and Shipping Circulars to the shipping and harbour craft communities, emphasising the importance of navigational safety and to maintain vigilance whilst navigating.

MPA's Port Operations Control Centre (POCC) will initiate broadcasts on the importance of safe navigation and vigilance in the Singapore Strait and within the port waters. This is in addition to the traffic information that POCC provides to the ships' crew. 

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Story to  #cna