PSA Marine - Straits Piloting and Navigational Audit

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In Singapore, only PSA Marine's Straits Pilots met the high standard certification criteria set by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and have been awarded with the Straits Pilot Certificate. Hence, only PSA Marine's Straits Pilots are certified to provide Voluntary Pilotage Services in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Only PSA Marine can provide a seamless transit to/from the rendezvous point and any destinations in Singapore.

Since 2001, PSA Marine has been providing marine advisory services round-the-clock.

PSA Marine’s Straits Pilots are also practising Harbour Pilots at the Port of Singapore and they hold MPA’s highest class of pilotage licence.

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Found on YouTube. Created by "St. Francis Yacht Club".

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Allen Garfinkle, Executive Director, Board of Pilot Commissioners, San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays

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