MPA Singapore Issue Zika Virus Circular

September 2016

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Singapore Zika Alert

The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore has issued a circular on 22 September 2016 in relation to the Zika Virus.

The MPA are advising Shipowners or agents of vessels arriving from Singapore to check with the intended port of call if there is a requirement to provide evidence of mosquito eradication measures being carried out on-board ship.

The Singaporean National Environment Agency does not issue certificates for mosquito eradication, therefore Shipowners or agents are advised to engage a vector control operator or fumigator to carry out measures to eradicate mosquitoes on board and for the issuance of a service report from the company.

The MPA Singapore Port Marine Circular is available here.

Please access this link for Steamship Mutual most recent Risk Alert for Members on the Zika Virus.

Please contact the Managers’ London representatives for any further guidance.