Originally Posted by BigJohn
there's just one minor issue with the cruising permit required for foreign registered vessels ...
as per MPA, you cannot sail in local waters with more persons on board than were on board when the boat entered Singapore.
I finally got around to checking MPA circular 8 and there is no mention of that little nugget of wisdom
Seems there a few issues to consider
(i) the flag of the boat and (ii) the qualifications of the captain
and (iii) the status of those on board (passengers or crew)
Cruising sailors (as well as Singapore residents ) can take Singapore licensed and registered boats out to sea - but still need to have PPCDL or a successful online test result to be legal
Cruising sailors can also take foreign registered vessels out but need either PPCDL or successful online certification
to be legal
Since one of the prime purposes of cruising permits stated in MPA circular is recreation , the limit to the number of passengers on foreign vessels is subject only to limitations of the craft itself - not related to the captain's qualifications
If there is a limitation on crew member
numbers on foreign vessels, that's a different thing , but still not stated in the MPA Circ. 8
Can you let us know where this one came from ? I checked briefly with MPA by phone
and they don't know the answer
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