Intended to reactivate the casino cruises business, Singapore authorities have launched a tender for a new health certification benchmark.
Singapore.- The Singapore Tourism Board has issued a tender to establish a new health and safety certification benchmark in order to give the green light to the resumption of cruise operations.
The tender, awarded to DNV GL Singapore, will see the maritime industry classification advisor create a cruise compliance and certification programme that all cruise lines will need to achieve in order to be allowed to sail from the country.
Sailings in and out of Singapore have been suspended since March 13 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
From now on, sailings will be allowed for certified cruise ships, but they will only be allowed to operate at 50 per cent for at least the first three months.
DNV GL Singapore will be tasked with reviewing and enhancing cruise safety management measures as well as recommending an audit process for cruise ships.