Singapore Maritime Workers Prioritized for Vaccine

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The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that Singapore became one of the first countries to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline maritime personnel. These workers go onboard vessels at our port and come in contact with people from outside of Singapore.  Under the Sea – Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE), over 10,000 frontline maritime personnel are expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by end January. These frontline personnel include port workers, harbor pilots, cargo officers, marine surveyors and marine superintendents who are required to work onboard ships in our port. They carry out essential works including navigation, refueling, ship repair and maintenance, as well as operations to transfer cargos. Harbour craft and ocean-going crew who are Singaporeans and long-term residents living in the community are also prioritized for vaccination. Together, these personnel play a major role in keeping the Port of Singapore open and ensuring the undisrupted flow of goods.

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