Passage Planning Guide – Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) (PPG – SOMS 2021 Edition)

Published Date

November 2020

Passage Planning Guide – Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) (PPG – SOMS 2021 Edition)

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This 2021 edition of the Passage Planning Guide – Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) has been completely revised to incorporate the latest guidance and practical advice for ships transiting the region. It includes details of traffic hotspots, Straits Pilot Services, TSS and VTS information.

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Since the first edition of this guide was published, concern among coastal States, major cargo importers, ship owners and shipmasters regarding navigational safety in the Straits has continued. The Straits remain one of the busiest and most congested seaways in the world and the carriage of cargoes in this region increases year on year. The interest and participation of all these parties continues today, managed by Witherby Publishing Group in consultation with marine advisors who work in the Straits, Pilots, local Navigation Superintendents and Shipmasters transiting the Straits.

PART 1 – Background and Supporting Notes to the Guide

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Current Status of Singapore Port Development

1.3  Background to the Rules for Navigational Safety in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS)

1.4  Under Keel Clearance (UKC)

1.5  Controlling Depths Eastbound and Westbound

1.6  Ship Traffic Management Systems in the SOMS

1.7  Passage Planning

1.8  Practical Guidance for the Transit

 

PART 2 – Groundings and Collisions in the SOMS – Case Studies

2.1  Grounding and Collision Statistics

2.2  Areas of Highest Potential for Risk of Collision

2.3  Causes of Collisions in the SOMS

2.4  Grounding and Collision Case Studies

2.5  Traffic Hotspots

2.6  Traffic Hotspots – Eastbound

2.7  Traffic Hotspots – Westbound

 

PART 3 – Passage Notes

3.1  Eastbound Passage Notes – Malacca Strait and Singapore Straits

3.2  Westbound Passage Notes – Singapore Straits and Malacca Strait

 

PART 4 – Annexes

Annex 1 – Guidance Notes Prior to the Pre-Entry Bridge Team Meeting

Annex 2 – Rules for Vessels Navigating through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

Annex 3 – Recommendatory Measure for Vessels Crossing the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) and Precautionary Areas in the Singapore Strait During Hours of Darkness

Annex 4 – STRAITREP – Mandatory Reporting Procedures

Annex 5 – Anchorage Locations off Singapore

Annex 6 – Reporting Procedures for Vessels Manoeuvring in Port

Annex 7 – Prohibition of Anchoring in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

Annex 8 – Singapore LNG Terminal (Jurong Island)

Annex 9 – Revision of Singapore Eastern Pilot Boarding Grounds

Annex 10 – 36 Hour Limit on Anchorage Stays in Singapore (without activity)

Annex 11 – Change to Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN)

Annex 12 – Importance of Safe Navigation in the Singapore Strait and Singapore Waters

Preface

 

This publication is for the guidance of Masters and navigating officers transiting the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The grounding of the Japanese VLCC, ‘Showa Maru’, in January 1975, off Buffalo Rock in the Straits of Singapore, spilling crude oil into the surrounding waters, spurred on the establishment of the traffic separation scheme (TSS) in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

 

Since the first edition of this Guide was published, in 1998, concern among the coastal States, major cargo importers, ship owners and Masters over navigational and environmental safety in the Straits has continued. The Straits remains one of the busiest and most congested seaways in the world, before 2020, and the carriage of cargoes in this region increased year on year.

 

During the preparation of the first edition of this Guide, and with the goal of improving safety in the Straits, SIGTTO as original authors met with Masters familiar with the area, experienced shore based personnel and knowledgeable personnel from a number of marine organisations. This interest and participation of all continues and is intensified by regional concerns.

 

During the development of the second edition it was observed that the discussions regarding problems in the Straits were applicable to all classes of ship. Therefore, it was agreed that SIGTTO would transfer the title to Witherby Publishing Group, who would publish subsequent editions of this Guide for the benefit of all classes of ship, changing the focus from gas carriers.

 

This 2021 Edition incorporates regular feedback received from Straits Pilots since the release of the 2019 Edition.

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Witherbys staff have significant expertise in the fields of navigation and hazardous cargoes as well as in the presentation of complex subjects in a graphic and easy to understand manner.

Title: Passage Planning Guide – Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) (PPG – SOMS 2021 Edition)
Edition: 2021 Edition
Product Code: IT103565
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-950-9
Published Date: November 2020
Binding Format: Hardback Spiro
Weight: 2.00 kg
Author: Witherby Publishing Group

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