Marina South Pier will be partially closed to the public between 0900hrs and 1500hrs, (9am and 3pm) on Friday 11 July to facilitate 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.
Members of the public and the shipping community are advised where possible to plan their activities in advance to avoid Marina South Pier during the partial closure.
To facilitate the exercise, the following will be implemented:
a) The pier’s main hall and ticketing counters will be closed from 0900hrs to 1500hrs.
b) The car park in the pier will be closed from 0500hrs to 1600hrs (5am to 4pm). Members of the public can find alternative parking at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
c) One lane of the Marina Coastal Drive in front of the pier will be closed from 0900hrs to 1500hrs (9am to 3pm). During the closure, only authorised vehicles will be allowed to enter.
d) There will be no change to the schedule and route of SBS Transit Service No. 402, plying between Shenton Way Terminal and the Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
e) An access path will be established between the entrance to Marina South Pier and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore checkpoint. Personnel embarking the passenger launches/boats from the pier are required to use this access path. Marshals will be deployed on the ground to assist passengers with the directions. The access path is shown below