All vessels used as harbour craft must have a harbour craft licence. The application procedure is included here.
The Maritime And Port Authority (Harbour Craft) Regulations states that no vessel shall be used as a harbour craft within the port without a harbour craft licence.
Under the provisions of the above Regulations, harbour craft licences are issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to vessels used for commercial purposes within the port.
The following categories of licence are issued:
Note that the applicant intending to apply for a licence for a passenger ship for the carriage of more than 12 passengers, or a waterboat, is advised to obtain prior in-principle permission from the port master before any commitment is made to purchase or construct the craft.
When applying for a harbour craft licence, the applicant is required to submit the Application Form for a Harbour/Pleasure Craft Licence (PM74) duly completed, and the originals and copies of the following documents:
Work Pass For ForeignCrew working Onboard MPA Licensed Harbour Craft
Foreign crew working on board the MPA licensed harbour craft must hold a valid work pass. Employers who hire foreigners without valid work passes can be prosecuted under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Manpower website at http://www.mom.gov.sg/Pages/default.aspx.
Medisave for Self-Employed Scheme
For application of licences , self-employed applicants must ensure that they have paid up their medisave liabilities or have arranged for payment by instalment. 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.
The above documents together with other relevant documents as spelt out in this procedure should be submitted to: