Posted on August 16, 2023
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Friday (11 August) said the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) has achieved significant progress in all major Port State Control (PSC) regimes.
In 2022, SRS advanced to the second position from third in 2021 in the Tokyo PSC Memorandum of Understanding (TMoU) whitelist and to the sixth position from ninth in 2021 in the Paris PSC Memorandum of Understanding (PMoU) whitelist.
“This puts SRS among the world’s top ship registries, promoting maritime safety and security, marine environmental protection, and social, living and working conditions on board,” it said in a social media post.
SRS has also retained its qualification for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) QUALSHIP21 program for the upcoming year from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.
“The USCG QUALSHIP 21 program recognises vessels that exhibit the highest level of compliance with international standards and a strong commitment to quality and safety. This is a result of the SRS fleet’s reputation for low PSC detention rates, with 400 SRS currently qualified in the USCG QUALSHIP 21 program,” it said.
“These achievements are a testament to Singapore’s good performance as a flag Administration and the quality of Singapore-registered vessels. Let’s continue to fly the Singapore flag high.”