Applying or renewing the port limit manning licence

The procedure to apply or renew the port limit manning licence for the harbour craft manning crew.

All certificated crew working on board a harbour craft are required to possess a valid Port Limit Manning Licence. There are different types of Manning Licences:

  • Port Limit Steersman
  • Port Limit Helmsman
  • Port Limit Special Grade (Deck) Officer
  • Port Limit 2nd Class Engine Driver
  • Port Limit 3rd Class Engine Driver
  • Port Limit Special Grade (Engine Driver)

New Applications and RenewalsNew applications - Application for new manning licence has to be made within One year from passing the examination. Thereafter, applicant has to retake the examination.Renewals - The manning licence must be renewed before its expiry. If the licence is renewed after the expiry, the holder is required to revalidate by taking the relevant refresher course conducted by the recognised training centre. The licence will only be renewed with the Certificate of Attendance issued by the training centre.  

Please submit the following to the One-Stop Document Centre (OSDC) for new applications and renewals:

  • Port Limit Manning Licence application form, duly completed (for first-time applicants only)
  • Certificate of Competency (CoC) or Result slip from MPA's Integrated Simulation Centre of Singapore (ISC)
  • Please note that application for port limit manning licence must be made within 6 months of the passing date of examination/ COC or expiry of the manning licences
  • Identity Card (for locals) and Passport (for foreigners);
  • Certificates of relevant additional courses attended
    • For operating "SB" tankers, please submit the Fire-Fighting Certificates of the certificated deck and engine crew
    • For operating "ST" tugs which generates 750 kw or more in power, please submit the Oilspill Control Certificates of the certificated deck and engine crew
  • Work Permit / In-principle Approval for work permit /Employment Pass
  • 1 recent passport-sized photograph
  • Existing licence (for Renewals only - To be surrendered to MPA. A police report is to be made and submitted if this is lost)

Contribution to Medisave for Self-Employed Persons

For application or renewal of licences, self-employed applicants must ensure that they have contributed to their medisave accounts as required by CPF board. For more information on the Medisave for the Self-Employed Scheme or to check the Medisave payment status for licence application or renewal, please logon to the CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg.

Fees

With effect from 31 August 2010, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents will be issued a harbour craft manning licence with lifetime validity.

 Revised Licence FeeLoss, Replacement, Upgrade of qualificationsChanges to Name, Passport Number and/or Company NameRemarks
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$20.00$10.00$20.00Lifetime Validity. Holders aged 60 years or older are still required to submit medical certificate of fitness annually to maintain lifetime validity.
Foreigners$20.00$10.00$20.00Validity is tied to expiry date of Certificate of endorsement or work permit.

Non-Singaporean deck and engine officers holding valid manning licence are permitted for deployment on board harbour craft under same ownership, operator and ship manager subject to the following conditions:-a) The deck/engine officers must be qualified to operate the harbour craft;b) All craft must maintain the minimum manning requirements at all times; andc) The transfer should not result in fatigue to the deck/engine officers and should not exceed the maximum number of working hours per week as specified by the MOM.

Contact information and opening hours of OSDCMPA One-Stop-Document Centre (OSDC) 7A Keppel Road #01-26 Tanjong Pagar Complex Singapore 089054 Tel No: (65) 6325 2373 Fax: (65) 6325 2376

Email: osdc_mpa@mpa.gov.sg

 Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 8:00am to 5:30pmFriday – 8:00am to 5:00pm Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays Closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on weekdays


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