Singapore takes maritime security steps

Singapore has taken measures to protect key oil and chemical port facilities from terrorist attack following several recent attacks on tankers in and near the Malacca Straits (OGJ, Mar. 21, 2005, p. 31). The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore said vessels not having prior approval from the Port Master would be prohibited from entering waters surrounding specific complexes. Vessels must report by VHF radio and request permission to enter Jurong Island petrochemical complex, Pulau Busing and Pulau Bukom, Pulau Sebarok and the Shell single-point mooring buoy, and Sembawang Wharves and approaches. "All other harbor craft providing services, including the supply of stores' provisions and...

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