Sea domain of the Integrated Checkpoints Command has been operationalised

SINGAPORE - The sea domain under the Integrated Checkpoints Command (ICC) became operational on Wednesday.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) first launched a new Integrated Checkpoints Command (ICC) on Jan 2, to strengthen coordination among Home Team agencies.

The new command structure - which comprised land, sea and air domains - first launched with the land domain in January.

Each domain has its own commander who will be responsible for all Home Team checkpoint operations within the domain. All officers from the various agencies will report to a domain commander, instead of different heads. All three domain commanders will then report to the commissioner of ICA, making ICA the overall authority in charge of border operations.

The ICC sea domain will be headed by Assistant Commissioner Nam Liang Chia, 47, starting Wednesday.

He has served 24 years with the ICA, holding various appointments including commander of Woodlands, coastal, air cargo and airport commands. He was also the senior deputy director of ICA's operations division.

Asst Commissioner Nam will report to the commissioner of ICA and oversee all operations performed by the various Home Team agencies at the 18 land-based sea checkpoints.