Singapore plans to accede to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships in 2009

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued Shipping Circular No. 6 of 2006 stating that the Government of Singapore plans to accede to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships in 2009. 

Owners and operators of ships registered in Singapore and owners and operators of ships that call in Singapore should plan accordingly. The convention will enter into force 12 months after 25 States representing 25% of the world's merchant shipping tonnage have ratified it. As at 31 Dec 05, 16 States with 17.27% of the world's merchant shipping tonnage have accepted the Convention. Singapore is the 17th state to accede. The Convention has, therefore, yet to come into force internationally. 

Contact: Tim Wilkins