Water Skiing in Singapore Port Waters
from Port Marine Notice No. 10 of 2009 dated 13 Aug 09
1 Water-skiing activities which include wake-boarding are growing in popularity as a sea sport. With effect from 13 Aug 2009, MPA has designated 9 water-skiing areas including one new site located south of Sentosa (see Appendices 1 to 7). To ensure safety of the water-skiers, any person operating a pleasure craft involved in water-skiing activities shall comply with the following:
(a) Water-skiing shall only be carried out during daylight hours (0700 hrs to 1900 hrs) and within the designated water-skiing sites;
(b) Proceed in a counter-clockwise direction as shown in Appendices;
(c) Ensure that in addition to the pleasure craft driver, there is another person in the pleasure craft of at least 15 years of age, who is in a position to observe the progress of the person being towed;
(d) Ensure that all skiers put on life-vests at all times;
(e) Maintain a good look out at all times and shall keep well clear of other waterskiers and swimmers; and
(f) Comply with the International Collision Regulations when overtaking and taking
action to avoid collision.
2 In pursuant to regulation 53 of the MPA (Pleasure Craft) Regulations 1997, the Port Master hereby directs that any person operating a pleasure craft when involved in waterskiing activities shall comply the requirements stated in para 1 of this circular. Any person who fails to comply with this direction shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
3 All vessels other than pleasure craft involved in water-skiing activities shall keep well clear of the designated water skiing sites.
4 Port Marine Circular No. 16 of 2006 will be cancelled with effect from 13 Aug 2009.
Appendices with locations of designated water-skiing areas
Near the Second Causeway and Raffles Marina.
Off the submerged reefs near Pulau Hantu.
Off Pulau Seletar.Off Sembawang.
Off Punggol island.Off Pulau Sarimbun and the Western Catchment.