Port of Singapore extends measures to minimize the risk of coronavirus
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has introduced temperature screening for inbound travellers at all maritime checkpoints including ferry and cruise terminals, PSA terminals and Jurong Port.
MPA also set up sea checkpoints health advisories to warn travelers and ship crew about the precautionary measures to be taken when sailing, and to remain vigilant and to follow good hygiene practices.
MPA is also recommending all onboard crew members to have their temperature taken twice a day. Guidance on how to separate unwell crew and passengers is also given. If any of their crew or passengers become unwell, the accident should be reported to the Maritime Safety Control Centre.
Ship owners, managers, operators, Singapore agents and masters-registered vessels will closely monitor their crew's safety. Masters of such vessels are required to report, if their crew is unwell, experience respiratory symptoms, or feel feverish, to their business, MPA and destination port authorities.
Cruise and ferry companies have stepped up their cleaning and filtration scheme on board cruise ships and ferries, particularly in common or public areas, to help prevent widespread COVID-19 transmission.
Maritime Business World