Merchant Shipping Act

The Merchant Shipping Act and its subsidiary legislation.

The Merchant Shipping Act is an Act of Parliament in Singapore that covers the registration of ships in Singapore, manning and crew matters as well as safety issues.

Note: Section 75(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act was amended on 1 April 2008 to take into account the replacement of the Workmen's Compensation Act (Cap. 354) by the Work Injury Compensation Act (Cap. 354)

Related shipping circular: No. 5 of 2008 Amendment of the Workmen's Compensation Act (CAP. 354)

Download the full text of the Merchant Shipping Act.

  1. MSA Notification 1 (Exemption under Section 222)
  2. MSA Notification 3 (Authorisation to extend expired certificates)
  3. MSA Notification 4 (Exemptions of Govt and PSA vessels)
  4. MSA Notification 5 (Notice under Section 14(5))
  5. MSA Order 1 (MS (Limitation of Liability)(Sing $ equivalents))
  6. MSA Rule 1 (MS (Shipping Casualties, appeals and rehearings))
  7. MSA Rule 2 (MS (Court of Survey))
  8. MSA Rule 3 (MS (Transit of Cattle by Sea))
  9. MSA Rule 4 (MS (Survey of Passenger Steamers))
  10. MSA Rule 5 (MS (Staff Transfer))
  11. Merchant Shipping (Training, Certification and Manning) Regulations
  12. Merchant Shipping (Registry of Ships) Regulations

Revoked w.e.f. 2 Feb 1996 and replaced by Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Regulations.