PUTRAJAYA, 8 May 2020 – Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA) has channelled more than RM50,000 to the government’s COVID-19 Fund to show its solidarity in fighting coronavirus.

MASA chairman, Datuk Abdul Hak Md Amin said the proceeds are channelled directly to Ministry of Health ministry’s COVID-19 Fund to acquire medical equipment and other health necessities such as medication and personal protective equipment for the frontliners.

“On top of the contribution to the MOH, we also contribute some amount to the Malaysia Diplomatic Equipment Stockpile to assist officers from our High Commission in London that are serving as frontliners. The government has been very supportive to the shipping industry all along, and it is our moral duty to give back in return when the government is in need in this challenging time,” he said.

MASA had called for urgent contribution from its members to participate in a three-week donation rally, started on March 29, to assist the Malaysian government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, donations are contributed by the following 14 companies and individual members of MASA. The contributors are from E.A. Technique (M) Berhad, MISC Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (MMS), Lunar Shipping Sdn Bhd, Hemat Marine Sdn Bhd, Marine Creation Sdn Bhd, Harbour-Link Group Berhad, Bahtera Sri Kandi Marine Sdn Bhd, Danum Shipping Sdn Bhd, Dinastia Jati Sdn Bhd, Eastport Marine Sdn Bhd, Orkim Sdn Bhd, Shin Yang Shipping Sdn Bhd, Thailine Shipping Sdn Bhd and Captain Ting Hien Leong.

Crew Change Activities – Malaysian Shipping Notice (MSN 06/2020)

Dear Esteemed MASA Members,

Good day & hope all in good health.

Following the government’s decision to extend the Movement Control Order (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan) until 14 April 2020, we have received several concerning issues on how the restriction of crew change may cause disruption in many shipping operations. We did a survey among our members to bring their concerns forward to relevant authorities for consideration. We would like to thank you for your prompt feedback and responses.

Further to that, the Marine Department Malaysia (Jabatan Laut Malaysia) has published Malaysian Shipping Notice (MSN 06/2020) entitled ‘COVID-19: Instructions For All Shipping Companies And Seafarers (3 April 2020 Amendments)’ regarding crew change activities.

Please retrieve it here:, for your good reference.

Considering the current situation of the pandemic, we advise you to peruse the notice with a sense of urgency and strictly adhere the precaution measures by the Ministry of Health as well as each company’s HSSE guidelines.

Meantime, stay safe everyone!

REVISED/UPDATED – MSN 02/2020 – COVID-19: Instructions for Ship Managers and Seafarers

Dear Esteemed MASA Members,

Good day!

Please be advised that Marine Department Malaysia has revised & updated the Malaysian Shipping Notice (MSN 02/2020). Kindly find attached, for your perusal and reference:

  1. Malaysian Shipping Notice (MSN 02/2020) – Click to download
  2. Annex I – COVID-19: Precautionary Actions Guidance – Click to download
  3. Annex II – COVID-19: Marine Department Malaysia Further Instructions – Click to download
  4. Annex III – COVID-19: Marine Department Malaysia Further Instructions (Shipping and Port matters) – Click to download
  5. Annex IV – Extensive Guidelines – Click to download

Alternatively, you may retrieve it here:


Stay safe everyone!


Dear Esteemed MASA Members,

Good day & hope all in good health.

Following the government’s decision to implement the Movement Control Order (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan) effective tomorrow, 18 March 2020 until 31 March 2020 as announced by the YAB Prime Minister in his special address yesterday evening, the Immigration Department Malaysia has circulated ‘Tatacara Pelaksanaan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia’, a guideline for all inbound & outbound movement of our country’s borders.

Please find attached, the circular which is self-explanatory, for your kind acknowledgement and reference.

Meantime, stay safe everyone!