No. S 391
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act
(Chapter 243)
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Reporting of Pollution Incidents) (Amendment) Regulations 1997
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 15 and 34 of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, with the approval of Minister for Communications, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Reporting of Pollution Incidents) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into operation on 1st January 1998.
Deletion and substitution of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Reporting of Pollution Incidents) Regulations (Rg 3) is deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
Duty to report
2.  A report under section 15 of the Act shall be made when an incident involves the following:
(a)a discharge above the permitted level or probable discharge of oil or of noxious liquid substances for whatever reason including those for the purpose of securing the safety of the ship or for saving life at sea;
(b)a discharge or probable discharge of harmful substances in packaged form, including those in freight containers, portable tanks, road and rail vehicles and shipborne barges;
(c)damage, failure or breakdown of a ship of 15 metres in length or above which —
(i)affects the safety of the ship; including but not limited to collision, grounding, fire, explosion, structural failure, flooding and cargo shifting; or
(ii)results to impairment of the safety of navigation; including but not limited to, failure or breakdown of steering gear, propulsion plant, electrical generating system and essential shipborne navigational aids; or
(d)a discharge during the operation of the ship of oil or noxious liquid substances in excess of the quantity or instantaneous rate permitted under the Convention.”.

Made this 26th day of August 1997.

PETER HO HAK EAN
Chairman,
Maritime and Port Authority
of Singapore.
[MPA 42/8.04 V1(LD)/TME; AG/SL/13/93]