Sea domain of Integrated Checkpoints Command now operationalised

Sea domain of Integrated Checkpoints Command now operationalised
File photo of the Singapore Cruise Centre at the World Trade Centre

The Sea Domain under the Integrated Checkpoints Command (ICC) became operational on Wednesday, April 1.

The Integrated Checkpoints Command was first launched at the Land Domain on 2 January 2015 to strengthen coordination among various Home Team agencies operating at the checkpoints. It comprises the Land, Sea and Air Domains.

Each domain has its own Commander who will be responsible for all Home Team checkpoint operations within the domain. All three Domain Commanders will report to the Commissioner of ICA.

The ICC serves to further strengthen the co-ordination among the Home Team agencies under a unified command and control structure.

This model allows for greater operational co-ordination and provides clearer lines of responsibility and command for the ICA, Singapore Police Force and Central Narcotics Bureau officers working together at the checkpoints.

The checkpoints include the Singapore Cruise Centre, Tanah Merry Ferry Terminal, Changi Ferry Terminal, Changi Point Ferry Terminal, Jurong Fishery Port, Marina South Pier, West Coast Pier, Marina Bay Cruise Centre, Brani Gate 2, Jurong Port Main Gate, Jurong Scanning Station, Jurong West Gate, Keppel Distripark, Pasir Panjang Terminal Gate 4, Pasir Panjang Scanning Station, Tanjong Pagar Gate 1, Tanjong Pagar Scanning Station and Sembawang Gate.

Assistant Commissioner (AC) Nam Liang Chia, 47, has been appointed Domain Commander (Sea) of the ICC with effect from 1 April 2015. He has served 24 years with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), holding various key appointments in the ICA, including Commander of Woodlands, Coastal, Air Cargo and Airport Commands, and the Senior Deputy Director of ICA Operations Division.

Similar to the Domain Commander (Land), AC Nam will report to the Commissioner of ICA. He will oversee all operations performed by the various Home Team agencies at the 18 land-based sea checkpoints.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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