Additional requirements to carry more than 12 persons

Craft carrying more than 12 persons must fulfil additional requirements.

Section 6

Additional requirements to carry more than 12 persons

Pleasure Craft intended for private use (SZ) and intending to carry more than 12 persons must fulfil additional requirements.
The following conditions shall apply:

  • Craft is to be fully decked with an enclosed deckhouse and fitted with an inboard diesel engine.
  • Capacity will be as certified by the builder. If this is unavailable, the capacity will be assessed based on [12 + (Length x Length x Breadth x 0.0031)] and rounded down.
  • When leaving port with more than 12 persons onboard:
    • To provide a Certificate of Registry or Safety Equipment Certificate as the case may be, reflecting the number of persons that the craft is permitted to carry and be equipped with the life-saving devices prescribed by the flag state.
    • Craft registered with the Singapore Registry of Ships must be fitted with a VHF radiotelephone and carry life rafts sufficient for all persons on board. If the craft is to be engaged on voyages beyond the 30-mile limit, a satellite EPIRB shall also be carried and documentary evidence of seaworthiness submitted to the MPA’s Ship Safety Department for assessment.