Public access to Marina South Pier will be partially closed on Friday (July 11) to facilitate an emergency preparedness exercise involving a passenger vessel.
Location of the alternative car park. (Map: MPA)
SINGAPORE: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Tuesday (July 8) that public access to Marina South Pier will be partially closed between 9am and 3pm on Friday.
It said in a statement that the partial closure is because of an emergency preparedness exercise involving a passenger vessel. Codenamed “Exercise Blue Dolphin 2014″, the exercise includes the simulation of passenger evacuation from a vessel out at sea and the management of evacuated passengers at Marina South Pier.
The following measures will be implemented to facilitate the exercise:
The pier’s main hall and ticketing counters will be closed from 9am to 3pm.
The car park in the pier will be closed from 5am to 4pm. Members of the public can find alternative parking at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (refer to the map below).
One lane of the Marina Coastal Drive in front of the pier will be closed from 9am to 3pm. During the closure, only authorised vehicles will be allowed to enter.
There will be no change to the schedule and route of SBS Transit Service No. 402, which travels between Shenton Way Terminal and the Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
An access path will be established between the entrance to Marina South Pier and the Immigration Checkpoints Authority of Singapore checkpoint. Those embarking the passenger launches and boats from the pier are required to use this access path. Marshals will be deployed to assist passengers with directions.
Partial closure of Marina South Pier this Friday