No. S 88
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act
(Chapter 170A)
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Registration and Employment of Seamen) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 40 and 119 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Communications, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Registration and Employment of Seamen) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1998.
Amendment of regulation 4
2.  Regulation 4 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Registration and Employment of Seamen) Regulations 1997 (G.N. No. S188/97) is amended —
(a)by deleting the words "15 years" in paragraph (2)(b) and substituting the words "16 years";
(b)by deleting the word "and" at the end of sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (2), and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub-paragraph:
(d)he meets the requirements of either Regulation II/4 or Regulation III/4 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended on 7th July 1995 and any amendment thereto which has come into force and has been accepted by the Government (referred to in this regulation as the Convention); and”;
(c)by re-lettering the existing sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph (2) as sub-paragraph (e); and
(d)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (3), the following paragraph:
(4)  The original certificate, registration card and any certificate required by the Convention to be held by any registered seaman must be kept available in its original form on board the ship which the registered seaman is employed.”.

Made this 20th day of February 1998.

PETER HO HAK EAN
Chairman,
Maritime and Port Authority
of Singapore.
[MPA 42/1.015 V2 (LD); AG/LEG/SL/179/96/1 V4]