S'pore's crew-change practices hailed as model for other ports

Seafarers arriving from Mumbai at Changi Airport Terminal One on June 12. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said crew change has been facilitated for seafarers of all nationalities, from some 3,500 ships of different flags belonging to ove
Seafarers arriving from Mumbai at Changi Airport Terminal One on June 12. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said crew change has been facilitated for seafarers of all nationalities, from some 3,500 ships of different flags belonging to over 2,900 companies.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Singapore has managed to normalise crew changes amid the pandemic, even as many countries continue to restrict the rotation of ship crew at their ports.

It is also working with international organisations to accelerate the adoption of safe crew-change practices abroad, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 15, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore's crew-change practices hailed as model for other ports'. Print Edition | Subscribe