New Singapore-Desaru ferry service authorised after security necessities met: MPA, Latest Singapore News
The proposed ferry service of a direct route between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal in Johor, Malaysia has been authorised for operations.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) mentioned this on Tuesday (June 21).
The utility for the ferry service was submitted by the appointed ferry operator, Batamfast, on March 23.
To assess the navigational security of the brand new ferry route, MPA had requested Batamfast to conduct a navigational security evaluation, together with an attestation by certifying authorities that the ferries are match for the proposed voyage.
Batamfast additionally had to offer an emergency response plan protecting the route between Tanah Merah and Desaru ferry terminals.
After BatamFast had submitted the required particulars, MPA reviewed the submission and assessed that Batamfast had met the protection necessities for the proposed ferry service.
MPA knowledgeable Batamfast, the Johor Port Authority and the Malaysian Marine Department on Tuesday that it had authorised Batamfast’s utility to function the proposed ferry service.
When the brand new ferry service begins is determined by Batamfast’s closing preparations to start out operations, together with acquiring the required approvals from different authorities.