We are pleased to announce that the Singapore Flag has once again been qualified for the USCG QUALSHIP 21 programme starting 1 July 2020 to 30 Jun 2021.

The QUALSHIP 21 programme aims to eliminate substandard shipping by rewarding companies, operators, and vessels that demonstrate commitment to quality and safety through the highest level of compliance with international standards and United States law and regulation.

QUALSHIP 21 vessels will be rewarded with incentives such as having their vessel’s name posted on the USCG website, being submitted to the reduced scope of annual PSC examinations and oversight and, being issued with QUALSHIP 21 certificates.

In 2019, the USCG conducted 618 safety examinations on Singapore ships, and the Singapore Flag has attained a 3-year rolling average detention ratio (2017 – 2019) of 0.90% under the United States qualifying criteria for QUALSHIP 21.

Singapore ships which meet the eligibility criteria can now submit their applications to USCG to be certified as a QUALSHIP 21 vessel. We currently have 323 Singapore-registered QUALSHIP 21 vessels.

It is with the hard work and commitment of our ship owners, ship managers, master and crew on Singapore ships, as well as our recognised organisations, that we are able to achieve these excellent results. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you. Let us continue to work together to keep the Singapore Flag flying high!