Statutory Certificates Issued by MPA

Continuous Synopsis Record Certificate

  • Applicable to passenger ships (including high-speed passenger craft) of any size, cargo ships (including high-speed craft) of 500 gross tonnage and above and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units(MODU) that are engaged on international voyages.
  • The original CSR Certificate issued by MPA must be retained on board the ship for survey or inspection purposes.
  • For more information, please refer to Shipping Circular 11 of 2008.

The procedure to obtain a CSR certificate is easy and straightforward, requiring 5 major steps. Below is a summary of the steps:

(A) For New or First-time Application

Note: Applicable to ships that have just been registered – newbuildings or reflagging

1. Complete either CSR Application Form 1 or 2 via Marinet (click here)

Note:

  • CSR Application Form 1 is applicable for newbuildings/new constructions.
  • CSR Application Form 2 is applicable for reflagging/registration of second-hand ships/amendments to the particulars on the current CSR.
  • CSR Application Form 3 – Index of Amendment. Applicable to master/company to record the list of amendments made to the ship and is to be kept on board the ship together with the ship’s CSR File

2. Get ready a copy of the Document of Compliance (DOC), Safety Management Certificate (SMC) and International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC).

3. Get ready a copy of the closed CSR from the previous Registry. This is applicable for reflagging/registration of second-hand ships.

4. Submit (1) to (3) via Marinet (click here). Please ensure that you have a Marinet account to proceed.

5. Pay CSR fee of $45.

(B) For Subsequent Application/Replacement Certificate

  •  Change in ship’s details. Such change constitutes for a new CSR application to be made to the Ship Registry

1. Complete the CSR Application Form 2.

Note:

  • CSR Application Form 1 is applicable for newbuildings/new constructions.
  • CSR Application Form 2 is applicable for reflagging/registration of second-hand ships/amendments to the particulars on the current CSR.
  • CSR Application Form 3 – Index of Amendment. Applicable to master/company to record the list of amendments made to the ship and is to be kept on board the ship together with the ship’s CSR File.

2. Attach a copy of the certificate/document that detailed the amendment. For example, there has been an amendment to the DOC company’s address. To provide a new DOC certificate evidencing the new address, or there has been changes to the classification society that issued the SMC. To provide a copy of the new SMC evidencing such change.

3. Submit (1) and (2) to MPA via Marinet (click here). Please ensure that you have a Marinet account to proceed.

4. Pay CSR fee of $45.

(C) Lost or Misplaced of CSR certificate

A CSR can be replaced if the original is found to be lost or misplaced. But before the replacement certificate can be issued, the registered owner/registered manager of the ship must make a statutory declaration (SD) on the lost or misplaced of that CSR. The original SD must be submitted to the Ship Registry.

1. Inform the Ship Registry by writing to marine@mpa.gov.sg on the lost or misplaced of CSR and request for a replacement certificate.

2. Complete the SD form.

3. Submit the original SD form to Ship Registry in exchange with the replacement CSR.

4. Pay CSR fee of $45.

Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of Ships Conformance Test Report

  • Applicable to passenger ships and cargo ships of 300 gross tonnage and above, and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) engaged on international voyage.
  • Ships operating exclusively in sea area A1 and fitted with Automatic Identification System (AIS) do not need to comply with LRIT regulation.
  • The original LRIT conformance test report issued by MPA must be retained on board the ship for survey or inspection purposes.
  • For more information, please refer to Shipping Circular 7 of 2017

The procedure to obtain a LRIT conformance test report is easy and straightforward, requiring 5 major steps. Below is a summary of the steps:

(A) For New or First-time Application

Note: Applicable to new buildings entering the Singapore Registry, or ships that have changed flag to the Singapore Flag and where the Application Service Provider (ASP) of the previous Flag is different from the ASP of the Singapore Flag

1. Complete the LRIT conformance test application form.
http://lrit.com/documents/documentation/PoleStarLRITCT_FleetRegistrationForm.xls

2. Ensure that the ship’s details declared in the LRIT conformance test application form correspond to those in the statutory certificates of the ship, for example the Certificate of Registry and Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate.

3. Contact the Recognised ASP with the completed LRIT conformance test application form to have the LRIT conformance test conducted.

4. Submit the Test Result (HTML format) together with the completed LRIT Equipment Questionnaire to Ship Registry via email to lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg.

5. Pay $100 for issuance of the LRIT Conformance Test Report.

(B) For Subsequent Application

  • Change of Flag where the ASP of the previous Flag is the same as the ASP of the Singapore Flag. Such change constitutes a replacement LRIT Conformance Test Report to be issued for the ship.

1. You are to inform the ASP of the change of flag.

2. Submit a copy of the LRIT conformance test report that was issued by the previous Flag to the Ship Registry via lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg.

3. Pay $30 (subject to prevailing GST) for replacement of the LRIT Conformance Test Report.

(C) Replacement Certificate

  • Change in ship’s details

1. You are to inform the ASP of the change in ship’s details using the LRIT CTR Letter.

2. Write to Ship Registry via lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg to request for a replacement LRIT Conformance Test Report.

3. Attach a copy of the LRIT CTR Letter and documentary proof detailing the amendment. For example, if there has been a change in the name of the ship, please provide the Original Carving Note. If there has been a change in the gross tonnage of the ship, please provide the tonnage certificate evidencing the change.

4. Pay $30 (subject to prevailing GST) for replacement of the LRIT Conformance Test Report.

  • Change in ship’s LRIT equipment [A change in ship’s LRIT equipment usually occurs when there is an equipment failure]

1. Complete the LRIT conformance test application form.

2. Ensure that the ship’s details declared in the LRIT conformance test application form correspond to those in the statutory certificates of the ship, for example the Certificate of Registry and Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate.

3. Contact the Recognised ASP with the completed LRIT conformance test application form to have the LRIT conformance test conducted for the new equipment.

4. Submit the Test Result (HTML format) together with the completed LRIT Equipment Questionnaire to Ship Registry via email to lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg.

5. Provide the Ship Registry with an undertaking to return the LRIT Conformance Test Report for the previous LRIT equipment within one month.

6. Pay $30 (subject to prevailing GST) for replacement of the LRIT Conformance Test Report.

  •  Re-Test due to previous test attempts being unsuccessful

1. Liaise with ASP for a retest.

2. Submit the Test Result (HTML format) together with the completed LRIT Equipment Questionnaire to Ship Registry via lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg.

3. Pay $100 for issuance of the LRIT Conformance Test Report.

  • Carriage of Secondary LRIT Transceiver on board ship

1. Complete the LRIT conformance test application form. http://lrit.com/documents/documentation/PoleStarLRITCT_FleetRegistrationForm.xls

2. Ensure that the ship’s details declared in the LRIT conformance test application form correspond to those in the statutory certificates of the ship, for example the Certificate of Registry and Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate.

3. Contact the Recognised ASP with the completed LRIT conformance test application form to have the LRIT conformance test conducted.

4. Submit the Test Result (HTML format) together with the completed LRIT Equipment Questionnaire to Ship Registry via email to lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg.

5. Pay $30 (subject to prevailing GST) for replacement of the LRIT Conformance Test Report.

  •  LRIT Conformance Test Report has been misplaced

Before a replacement LRIT Conformance Test Report can be issued, the registered owner or manager of the ship must make a statutory declaration (SD) that the LRIT Conformanace Test Report has been misplaced. The original SD must be submitted to the Ship Registry.

1. Inform the Ship Registry of the LRIT Conformance Test Report being misplaced and request for a replacement LRIT Conformance Test Report by writing to lrit_crpt@mpa.gov.sg.

2. Complete the SD form.

3. Submit the original SD form to Ship Registry when collecting the replacement LRIT Conformance Test Report.

4. Pay $30 (subject to prevailing GST) for replacement of the LRIT Conformance Test Report

Bunker Convention Oil Pollution Certificate

  • Applicable to all ships having a gross tonnage greater than 1,000 that enters or leaves the port of Singapore is required to carry on board a Bunker Convention Certificate (BCC).
  • The original BCC issued by MPA must be retained on board the ship for survey or inspection purposes.
  • The list of recognised IG and non-IG Clubs can be found here.

The procedure for a BCC is straightforward and below is a summary of the steps:

(A) For New or First-time Application

Note: Applicable to ships that have just been registered – newbuildings or reflagging

1. Complete the BCC Application Form online and upload the PDF blue card via Marinet (click here). Please ensure that you have a Marinet account to proceed.

2. For Bulk applications of more than 5, you may submit the BCC Application Form (click here) and attach the PDF blue card to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

3. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter in the Marinet (click here) when making application. A notification on the rejection/approval status of your application will be sent to the email address reflected in the application.

4. BCC fee of $60 will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

(B) Subsequent Application

Note: Applicable to existing ships for renewal of BCC. Such change constitutes for a new BCC application to be made to the MPA

1. Complete the BCC Application Form online and upload the PDF blue card via Marinet (click here). Please ensure that you have a Marinet account to proceed.

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter in the Marinet (click here) when making application. A notification on the rejection/approval status of your application will be sent to the email address reflected in the application.

3. BCC fee of $60 will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

(C) Replacement Certificate

  • Due to change of particulars in BCC

Note: Applicable to changes of the particulars on the current BCC. Such change constitutes for a new BCC application to be made to the MPA

1. Apply for Replacement certificate online and upload the copy of certificate/document that detailed the amendment via Marinet (click here). For example, if there is a change in the insurance company, to provide a copy of the new blue card issued by one of the recognised insurers. If there has been a change in the owner’s name and address, then a copy of the incorporation paper or ACRA business printout is to be provided, if this has not been reported to MPA before.

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter in the Marinet (click here) when making application.

3. BCC fee of $30 (subject to prevailing GST) will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

  • Due to Lost/Misplaced BCC

Note: A BCC can be replaced if the original is lost or misplaced. Prior to issuance of replacement certificate, the registered owner/registered manager of the ship must make a statutory declaration (SD) on the lost or misplaced of that BCC. The original SD must be submitted to MPA.

1. Apply for Replacement certificate online and upload the completed SD form via Marinet (click here).

2. Submit the original SD form to the MPA in exchange with the replacement BCC.

3. A replacement fee of $30 (subject to prevailing GST) will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

Civil Liability Oil Pollution Convention Certificate

  • Applicable to all tankers carrying more than 2,000 tons of oil in bulk as cargo should carry CLC 92 certificates that enters or leaves the port of Singapore.
  • The original CLC Certificate issued by MPA must be retained on board the ship for survey or inspection purposes.
  • The list of recognised IG and non-IG Clubs can be found here.

The procedure for a CLC is straightforward and below is a summary of the steps:

(A) For New or First-time Application

Note: Applicable to ships that have just been registered – newbuildings or reflagging

1. Complete the CLC Application Form online and upload the PDF blue card via Marinet (click here). Please ensure that you have a Marinet account to proceed.

2. For Bulk applications of more than 5, you may submit the CLC Application Form (click here) and attach the PDF blue card to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

3. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter in the Marinet (click here) when making application. A notification on the rejection/approval status of your application will be sent to the email address reflected in the application.

4. CLC fee of $45 will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

(B) Subsequent Application

Note: Applicable for renewal of CLC. Such change constitutes for a new CLC application to be made to the MPA

1. Complete the CLC Application Form online and upload the PDF blue card via Marinet (click here).

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter in the Marinet (click here) when making application. A notification on the rejection/approval status of your application will be sent to the email address reflected in the application.

3. CLC fee of $45 will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

(C) Replacement Certificate

  • Due to change of particulars in CLC

Note: Applicable to changes of the particulars on the current BCC. Such change constitutes for a new CLC application to be made to the MPA

1. For changes in particulars, please find the CLC Application Form (click here).

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided.

3. Attach a copy of the certificate/document that detailed the amendment. For example, there is a change in the insurance company. To provide a copy of the new blue card issued by one of the recognised insurers. If there has been a change in the owner’s name and address, then a copy of the incorporation paper or ACRA business printout is to be provided, if this has not been reported to MPA before.

4. Submit (1) to (3) to MPA via email to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

5. CLC fee of $24 (subject to prevailing GST) will be charged by the MPA upon successful application.

  • Due to Lost or Misplaced CLC

Note: A CLC can be replaced if the original is lost or misplaced. Prior to issuance of replacement certificate, the registered owner/registered manager of the ship must make a statutory declaration (SD) on the lost or misplaced of that CLC. The original SD must be submitted to MPA.

1. Request for a replacement certificate by writing to the MPA at marine@mpa.gov.sg on the lost or misplaced of CLC.

2. Complete the SD form.

3. Submit the original SD form to MPA in exchange with the replacement CLC.

4. Submit (1) to (3) to MPA via email to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

5. CLC fee of $24 (subject to prevailing GST) will be charged by the MPA upon successful application.

Wreck Removal Convention Certificate

  • Applicable to Singapore ships of more than 300 GT. For more information, please refer to Shipping Circular 13 of 2017.
  • The original WRC Certificate issued by MPA must be retained on board the Singapore ship for survey or inspection purposes.
  • The list of recognised IG and non-IG Clubs can be found here.
  • For information on Foreign ships, please contact OSDC@mpa.gov.sg.

The procedure for a WRC is straightforward and below is a summary of the steps:

(A) For New or First-time Application

Note: Applicable to ships that have just been registered – newbuildings or reflagging

1. Complete the WRC Application Form (click here) and submit to marine@mpa.gov.sg/

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter when making application.

3. WRC fee of $60 will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

(B) Subsequent Application

Note: Applicable for renewal of WRC. Such change constitutes for a new WRC application to be made to the MPA

1. Complete the WRC Application Form (click here) and send to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided. Please upload the letter in e-mail when making application.

3. WRC fee of $60 will be charged by MPA upon successful application.

(C) Replacement Certificate

  • Due to change of particulars in WRC

Note: Applicable to changes of the particulars on the current WRC. Such change constitutes for a new WRC application to be made to the MPA

1. For changes in particulars, please find the WRC Application Form (click here).

2. If the applicant who made the Application Form is not the registered owner or manager as appear in our register, an authorisation letter from the owner or manager would have to be provided.

3. Attach a copy of the certificate/document that detailed the amendment. For example, there is a change in the insurance company. To provide a copy of the new blue card issued by one of the recognised insurers. If there has been a change in the owner’s name and address, then a copy of the incorporation paper or ACRA business printout is to be provided, if this has not been reported to MPA before.

4. Submit (1) to (3) to MPA via email to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

5. WRC fee of $30 (subject to prevailing GST) will be charged by the MPA upon successful application.

  • Due to Lost or Misplaced WRC

Note: A WRC can be replaced if the original is lost or misplaced. Prior to issuance of replacement certificate, the registered owner/registered manager of the ship must make a statutory declaration (SD) on the lost or misplaced of that WRC. The original SD must be submitted to MPA.

1. Request for a replacement certificate by writing to the MPA at marine@mpa.gov.sg on the lost or misplaced of WRC.

2. Complete the SD form.

3. Submit the original SD form to MPA in exchange with the replacement WRC.

4. Submit (1) to (3) to MPA via email to marine@mpa.gov.sg.

5. WRC fee of $30 (subject to prevailing GST) will be charged by the MPA upon successful application.