Supporting Crew Change For Cargo Ships In Singapore

By the team at Speedoc,
September 23, 2020

In Port Marine Circular No. 27 of 2020 issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that telemedicine consultations are allowed for use to facilitate crew change and crew sign-offs.

Since June, Speedoc has done over 2,000 successful crew changes, helping seafarers who were previously stranded at sea return home safely, as soon as possible. If you’re a shipping agent looking for a medical provider who can help with crew change 24/7, look no further than Speedoc!

Fit-to-travel certification

As a 24/7 medical service provider, Speedoc can conduct fit-to-travel assessments and issue certificates at any time of the day. This can be done either through telemedicine (done via WhatsApp) or at anchorage. Our fit-to-travel certificates are recognised by the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

The completed fit-to-travel certificates will be sent to you via email in PDF format within 1 hour after the end of the teleconsultation.

Telemedicine vs. anchorage

Here’s a quick comparison of both methods to help you choose the most suitable one for your crew change:

Equipment needed for fit-to-travel certification via telemedicine

The crew will need to have the following items handy during the video call with the Speedoc doctor:

If thermometers and/or oximeters are not available onboard, they are available for purchase from Speedoc as well. Alternatively, you could also opt for anchorage, where our doctors will bring along the necessary equipment when they board the ship.

How do we do it?

Watch the video below to find out how fit-to-travel certifications via telemedicine work at Speedoc!

Other medical services for seafarers

Aside from fit-to-travel certifications, Speedoc can also provide other medical services for your crew.

Treatment for both urgent and chronic medical conditions

  • Examples of urgent conditions that our doctors have treated include rashes, tooth aches, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, and more.

  • Medication delivery and refill can also be arranged to be sent to the pier OR to your office.


  • We can perform vaccinations against flu, yellow fever, typhoid fever, diphtheria and tetanus, and more.

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