Recognizing that frontline maritime personnel at the port are coming in contact with people from outside of Singapore, the authorities said the effort was designed to protect the employees, their families, and the broader community while also maintaining the import business sector. Over 10,000 frontline maritime personnel are expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of January during what the Singapore authorities are calling the Sea – Air Vaccination Exercise (SAVE).
Among the front line personnel being prioritized in the SAVE program are port workers, harbor pilots, cargo officers, marine surveyors, and marine superintendents. The program includes people involved in navigation, refueling, ship repair, and maintenance, as well as cargo handling. Harbor craft and ocean-going crews who are Singaporeans and long-term residents living in the community are also prioritized for vaccination.
In the past few days, Singapore reports that more than 700 personnel have been vaccinated. An additional 6,000 registrations have also been received by the Maritime and Port Authorit