MC No.13 of 1999
Applicable to: This circular should be brought to the attention of owners, masters and officers of Singapore registered vessels.
This circular calls attention to Section 36 and 37 of the Merchant Shipping Act (Chap 179) which requires masters of Singapore ships to hoist proper national colours on entering or leaving any port.
Owners and Masters are reminded that the proper national colours for a Singapore registered vessel is a red ensign charged with a circle enclosing a crescent surmounted by five stars in a circle, all in white. The ratio of the width to the length of the ensign is one to two. The colours, crescent and the stars are from the Singapore flag.
of the flag is as attached. Owners and Masters are also reminded that the Singapore national flag does not substituted the Red Ensign.
Any further queries to this subject and circular could be directed to Ms Emily Sihab at 63756227.
LEE SENG KONG
DIRECTOR OF MARINE
MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE