COVID-19 for Maritime Community

In view of COVID-19, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) urges the shipping community to take precautionary measures, as well as to remain vigilant and adopt good hygiene practices at all times. 

The Singapore Government has put in place various relief measures for the maritime sector. Click here for a pdf version of the relief measures.

Visit the COVID-19 related matters section for contact information relating to the various measures and schemes.

For an overview of the measures which MPA/Singapore has undertaken for the maritime sector in response to COVID-19, please click here

Useful Link

International Maritime Organization:

Port Marine Circulars and Notices

Port Marine Circular No. 25 of 2020 
30 April 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 23 of 2020
16 April 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 20 of 2020
03 April 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 18 of 2020
23 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 16 of 2020
23 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 17 of 2020
23 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 4 of 2020
12 February 2020

Shipping Circulars
Media Statements

29 April 2020

13 April 2020

11 April 2020

03 April 2020

26 March 2020

18 February 2020

30 January 2020

24 January 2020


Relief Measures

The Solidarity Budget, presented on 6 April 2020, complements measures introduced under Budget 2020 on 18 February 2020 and the subsequent supplementary Resilience Budget on 26 March 2020. It aims to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Singapore’s economy and society. The MaritimeSG Together Package, announced on 29 April 2020, provides further financial support to the maritime industry. The Fortitude Budget, presented on 26 May 2020, builds on the Unity, Resilience and Solidarity Budgets to help businesses and individuals adapt and build resilience during the pandemic.

Click here for a pdf version of the relief measures.

Singapore Crew Change Guidebook

Click here for the Singapore Crew Change Guidebook, developed in collaboration with and supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore Maritime Officers' Union, and Singapore Shipping Association.


Marina Bay Cruise Centre

Hand sanitiser point

Preparing for temperature screening at sea checkpoint

Temperature screening at sea checkpoint

Marina South Pier

Seafarers taking hygiene seriously

Visitor using hand sanitiser

Singapore Maritime Gallery

Hand sanitiser available at the reception counter


Alan Lim, Emergency Preparedness
15 April 2020

Hafiz Bin Jumat, Port Inspector
9 April 2020

Maritime Singapore United
3 April 2020