No. S 379
Merchant Shipping Act
(Chapter 179)
Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 1996
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 100 of the Merchant Shipping Act, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Communications, hereby makes the following Regulations:
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 1996 and shall come into operation on 1st January 1997.
2.  Regulation 8 of Chapter V of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Regulations (Rg 11) is deleted and the following Regulation substituted therefor:
Ship’s Routeing
(a)  This Regulation, and its associated guidelines and criteria
Refer to the General Provisions on Ship’s Routeing adopted by the Organisation by resolution A.572 (14), as amended.
, do not apply to warships, naval auxiliary or other vessels owned or operated by a Contracting State and used, for the time being, only on government non-commercial service; however, such ships are encouraged to participate in ships’ routeing systems adopted in accordance with this Regulation.
(b)  A ship shall use a mandatory ships’ routeing system adopted by the Organisation as required for its category or cargo carried and in accordance with the relevant provisions in force unless there are compelling reasons not to use a particular ships’ routeing system. Any such reason shall be recorded in the ship’s official log book.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 39/92; S 213/92; S 490/93; S 366/94; S 578/95; S 62/96; S 133/96]
Made this 14th day of August 1996.
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
[SV 1.2.1 (10); AG/LEG/SL/179/96/1]