Haze prompts Singapore visibility warning

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) yesterday issued a reduced visibility warning to ships, as farmers slash and burn vast chunks of forest in neighbouring Indonesia creating significant haze around Southeast Asia.

“During periods of restricted visibility, shipmasters are advised to keep a proper lookout and navigate with caution,” MPA stated, adding that ships must use navigation lights and sound signals to move around Singaporean waters.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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