Launching of a New Vessel in Port

A new vessel longer than 15 meters requires written permission before it can be launched.

Vessels more than 15 metres long require written permission from the Port Master before they can be launched in port.

Regulation 52 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port) Regulations states:

“No person shall cause or permit a newly constructed vessel of more than 15 metres in length to be launched, or to be placed into the waters of the port, without the prior written permission of the Port Master under such conditions as the Port Master may impose.”


Two copies of the completed, signed and stamped Permission to Launch a Newly Constructed Vessel Into the Waters of the Port form must be submitted to MPA’s One-Stop Document Centre (OSDC).

The submission must be made within 3 working days prior to launching the vessel.

A “Permit to Launch a New Vessel” must be obtained from the Port Master before the vessel can be launched.

Contact information and opening hours of OSDC
MPA One-Stop-Document Centre (OSDC)
7A Keppel Road #01-26
Tanjong Pagar Complex
Singapore 089054
Tel No: (65) 6325 2374
Fax: (65) 6325 2376

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm