RULES
Where any agreement, submission or reference provides for arbitration under the Rules of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration ("SCMA"), the parties shall be taken to have agreed that the arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the following Rules, or such Rules as amended by SCMA where amendments take effect before the commencement of the arbitration.
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SCMA Rules 3RD EDITION
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SCMA ARBITRATION RULES

3rd Edition

(October 2015)

新加坡海事仲裁院
仲裁规则

第三版

(2015年10月)

 






Commentary on
the rules 3rd edition

COMMENTARY
ON RULES

which is for guidance and
is non-binding
(21 October 2015)

PRACTICE NOTE
ON FUND HOLDING

(Rule 42)

Note: The Chinese version is for guidance only. If there is any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
Commentary on rules credit to Simon Davidson, SCMA Head of Procedure Committee
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Definitions
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Scope of Application
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Notice, Calculation of Periods of Time
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Commencement of Arbitration
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Response by Respondent
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Appointment of Tribunal
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Multi-party Appointment of the Tribunal
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Service of Case Statements
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Contents of Case Statements
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Default in Serving of Case Statements
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Further Written Statements
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Tribunal’s Fees
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Tribunal’s Security for Costs
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Appointment of Substitute Arbitrator
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Independence and Impartiality of the Tribunal
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Challenge to the Arbitrators
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Decision on Challenge
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Removal of the Tribunal
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Conduct of the Proceedings in the Event of the Substitution of Arbitrator(s)
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Jurisdiction of the Tribunal
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Applicable Law
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Juridical Seat of Arbitration
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Language of Arbitration
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Interpreters
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Conduct of the Proceedings
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Communications between Parties and the Tribunal
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Party Representatives
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Hearings
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Bookings Fees
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Witnesses
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Experts Appointed by the Tribunal
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Closure of Proceedings
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Additional Powers of the Tribunal
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Decision Making by the Tribunal
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Preliminary Meetings
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The Award
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Currency and Interest
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Additional Award
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Correction of Awards and Additional Awards
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Settlement
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Costs
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Fund Holding Terms and Charges:
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Waiver
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Confidentiality
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Exclusion of Liability
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Small Claims Procedure
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SCMA Expedited Arbitral Determination of Collision Claims (SEADOCC)
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Singapore Bunker Claims Procedure (SBC Terms)
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Adjournment
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Service of Documents
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General
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Amendment to Rules
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SCHEDULE A - Questionnaire
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SCHEDULE B - SCMA EXPEDITED ARBITRAL DETERMINATION OF COLLISION CLAIMS
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SCHEDULE C - SCMA ARB-MED-ARB PROTOCOL (“SCMA AMA PROTOCOL”)

BUNKER CLAIMS
Note: The Singapore Bunker Claims Procedure is reproduced from SS 600:2014 with permission from SPRING Singapore.
All rights reserved by SPRING Singapore.
Copies of SS 600 are available from the Singapore Standards eShop at: www.singaporestandardseshop.sg
SINGAPORE BUNKER CLAIMS PROCEDURE (SBC TERMS)
EXTRACTED FROM ANNEX M (Informative)
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
M.1 This standard provides a basis that they may be used in the resolution of disputes relating to the supply of bunkers through arbitration in accordance with the “SBC Terms” or other means.
M.2 The “SBC Terms” are jointly formulated by the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA).
M.3 In the event of any dispute in respect of the quantity of bunkers delivered, a copy of each of the note of protest raised by the bunker tanker and the vessel, together with a copy of the BDN, shall be sent to the “Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association” and the “Officer-in-charge, Marine Services Department, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore” within 14 days after the bunker delivery.
M.4 In the event of any dispute in respect of the quality of bunkers delivered, a copy of the complaint with a copy of the BDN should be lodged with the "Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association" and the "Officer in-charge, Marine Services Department, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore" within 30 days (or such extended times as may be agreed between the parties) after the bunker delivery.
M.5 Upon receiving a copy of the note of protest or the complaint from any one of the two parties involved, the SSA will request them to advise within 14 days of lodging the dispute on their choice of action (s) to settle the dispute. This may be in one or more of the following ways:
a) To settle the dispute by negotiation or conciliation;
b) To settle the dispute through arbitration at the SCMA;
c) To lodge a police report;
d) To go for court litigation.
A copy of the correspondence shall be extended to the Officer-in-charge, Marine Services Department, MPA.
M.6 If both parties agree to settle their dispute through arbitration at the SCMA, the findings of the proceedings will be made available to the MPA.
M.7

EXAMPLE OF AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE

The following ia an example of an arbitration clause:
“Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration at the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) in accordance with the Singapore Bunker Claims Procedure (”SBC” Terms) for the time being in force at the commencement of the arbitration which terms are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause.”
EXTRACTED FROM ANNEX N (Informative)
N.1

APPLICATION

N1.1 The provisions herein shall be referred to as the Singapore Bunker Claims Procedure (SBC Terms) and shall apply to all disputes arising out or in connection with of any contact for the sale and/or supply of bunkers where parties thereto expressly provide for or submit their dispute for arbitration under the SBC Terms. For the avoidance of doubt, the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) shall apply to an arbitration conducted under the SBC Terms. N1.2 An exchange of correspondence signifying an agreement between the parties to submit to arbitration under the SBC Terms shall be sufficient to constitute a submission of dispute for arbitration under N1.1 in Annex N.
N.2

Definitions

As used in the SBC Terms,
"MPA" refers to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
"Registrar" refers to the Registrar and includes the Assistant Registrar of the SCMA.
"SCMA" refers to the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.
"SSA" refers to the Singapore Shipping Association.
"The Panel" refers to the current list of persons who may serve as arbitrators under these Rules.
"Tribunal" refers to the arbitrator or all the arbitrators where more than one is appointed.
N.3

Commencement

N3.1 A claimant under any agreement to which these provisions apply shall serve Notice thereof to the Registrar and all other potential parties to the arbitration giving the following particulars:
a) Full name and address of parties;
b) Full particulars of the arbitrator or arbitrators, if agreed upon;
c) Brief particulars of terms of contract;
d) Date of delivery and date on which delivery should have been made, if applicable, and a description of the supplying vessel(s);
e) Quantity in dispute or nature and circumstances of quality dispute;
f) Estimated amount of claim;
g) Amount and form of security provided, if applicable;
h) If applicable, the arbitration agreement or documents evidencing a submission of the dispute for arbitration under the SBC Terms.
N3.2 Every Notice shall be accompanied by the filing fee under N.10 in Annex N. N3.3 Upon receipt of Notice, the Registrar shall within 7 days thereof, set a time-table for filing and service of documents. Unless otherwise fixed by the Registrar, the following timetable shall apply:
a) Points of Claim to be filed within 14 days of the date of the Registrar's notification;
b) Points of Defence and Counterclaim to be filed within 14 days of service of Points of Claim;
c) Points of Reply and Defence to Counterclaim, if any, to be filed within 14 days of service of Points of Defence and Counterclaim.
N3.4 The date of receipt of Notice by the Registrar shall be deemed to be the date on which the arbitration has commenced. N3.5 If the parties have not agreed to the appointment of the Tribunal, the Registrar shall, within 7 days of receipt of the Points of Defence and Counterclaim, appoint a Tribunal, as the case may be, from the Panel. N3.6 In the absence of any agreement by the parties on the number of arbitrators, the Registrar shall appoint one arbitrator from the Panel.
N.4

Summary procedure

N4.1 For the expeditious disposal of claims, any party may, after the Notice is filed but before agreement on the appointment of any Tribunal, request that the dispute be disposed off summarily by the Registrar or a person to be appointed by him
(hereafter referred to as "request for summary proceedings").
N4.2 The request for summary proceedings must be in writing and must be made within 7 days of the receipt of Notice by the Registrar. A copy of the request must be served on all other parties to the dispute. N4.3 Upon receipt of the request for summary proceedings, the Registrar shall fix a date not later than 14 days from the date of receipt of the request for summary hearing of the dispute and shall inform all parties accordingly. The Registrar shall at the same time inform the parties whether the summary proceedings will be conducted by him or by another person and, if so, the name and address for service of that person. N4.4 Any party may, not later than 2 clear days before the date for summary hearing, submit to the Registrar or the person appointed by him any documents which he would be relying on, together with written submissions, if any. Copies of the same shall forthwith be served on all other parties to the summary proceedings. N4.5 At the summary hearing, the Registrar, or the person so appointed by him, is empowered, upon hearing oral arguments and/or upon considering the documents and/or written submissions submitted by any party in accordance with this rule, to make an award or dismiss the claim. For this purpose, the Registrar or the person appointed by him shall have all the powers of an arbitrator or an arbitral tribunal under the laws of Singapore, and any decision of the Registrar or the person appointed by him shall have effect as a decision of such an arbitrator or arbitral tribunal. N4.6 This rule shall not apply where:
a) the amount of claim or counterclaim exceeds or is likely to exceed SGD100,000, unless the parties agree otherwise;
b) in the opinion of the Registrar, it is not possible for a decision to be reached within 2 days of summary hearing.
N.5

Expedited arbitration

N5.1 Where a dispute is not disposed of summarily under N.4 in Annex N, the Registrar, or, where the parties have agreed on the appointment of a Tribunal, the Tribunal, shall make further directions for the determination of the issues in dispute by way of an expedited arbitration.
N.6

Powers

N6.1 Without prejudice to any powers elsewhere granted in these Terms or by virtue of any applicable law, the Tribunal shall have the powers to:
a) determine the rules of law governing or applicable to the contract, or issues between the parties.
b) allow other parties to join in the arbitration with their express consent, and make a single final award determining all disputes between them.
c) allow any party, upon such terms (as to costs or otherwise) as it shall determine, to amend claims and counterclaims.
d) extend or abbreviate any time limits provided by these provisions or by its directions.
e) conduct such enquiries as may appear to the Tribunal to be necessary or expedient.
f) order the parties to take samples or make any property or thing available for inspection, by the Tribunal or any expert, in their presence.
g) order the preservation, storage, sale or other disposal of any property or thing under the control of any party.
h) order any party to produce to the Tribunal, and to the other parties for inspection, and to supply copies of, any documents or classes of documents in their possession or power which the Tribunal determines to be relevant.
i) allow, refuse or limit the appearance of witnesses, whether witness of fact or expert witnesses.
j) proceed with the arbitration and make the award notwithstanding the failure by any party to submit any document or to avail itself the opportunity to present its case.
k) direct parties to present a statement of agreed facts which are not in dispute but are relevant to the claim and/or counterclaim, and to stipulate a time period for compliance with its directions.
N.7

Hearing

N7.1 Whenever possible documents should be agreed upon and the case shall proceed on the basis of documents, written submissions or oral arguments only. N7.2 In the case of a hearing under the summary procedure under N.4 in Annex N, oral evidence shall not be presented. N7.3 In the case of an expedited arbitration under N.5 in Annex N, parties may adduce oral evidence, and subject to such directions as the Tribunal may make, shall endeavour to complete the hearing within 2 days. N7.4 The hearings shall be held at the SCMA or at such place as the Registrar shall designate. N7.5 Any party may be represented by legal practitioners.
N.8

Award

N8.1 An award shall be in writing and may contain directions as regards the security lodged or furnished. Where the amount of the claim or counterclaim as appearing from the pleadings exceeds SGD 50,000, the Tribunal shall state its reasons for the award. N8.2 The Tribunal may also award:
a) damages for delay caused by any vessel;
b) interests at such rate as they deem fit, whether on simple or on compound basis;
c) costs;
whether or not, claimed by any party.
N8.3 An award shall be final, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms. Any right of appeal to a Court of Law is expressly excluded. N8.4 The Tribunal shall make an award within 14 days after close of hearing or where the case proceeds on documents or written submissions, from the final date when all documents or submissions are made. N8.5 An award made by the Tribunal shall be delivered to the Registrar who shall transmit certified copies to the parties, the SSA and the MPA. N8.6 N.8.5 in Annex N shall not apply in respect of disputes arising out of any contract for the sale and/or supply of bunkers outside the port of Singapore.
N.9

Security

N9.1 Any party disputing any claims made by the other may lodge with the SSA, an amount equivalent to not less than 11O % of the amount in dispute as security for the claim. N9.2 Notice of lodgements of security amount shall be served on all parties and on the Registrar. N9.3 Where security amount has been properly lodged, any claim for lien or charge based on any contract or arising out of the operation of any law or otherwise shall be deemed fully discharged. The security amount provided herein, excluding any interests accrued thereon, shall stand to the credit of the proceedings and shall be paid out in accordance with the terms of any award made thereunder. All interest accrued on the deposits of security amount shall be credited to SSA as contribution towards the administrative costs of this facility.
N.10

Fees

N10.1 Applicable fees payable shall be in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (“SCMA Rules”) for the time being in force as the commencement of the arbitration. They are payable by the Claimants in the first instance but may be recoverable in accordance with the terms of the Award.
N.11

Arbitrators

N11.1 The SCMA shall, at all times, keep current a list of names of persons who may serve as arbitrators under these provisions. N11.2 The SSA may from time to time suggest names to be added to or deleted from the list. All additions and deletions to the Panel shall be effective only with the concurrence of the MPA. N11.3 The SSA may from time to time stipulate minimum qualifications for the appointment of arbitrators subject to the concurrence of the MPA.
N.12

General

N12.1 In all matters not expressly provided for in these Terms, the Registrar and the Tribunal shall act in the spirit of these Terms and shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that the disputes are resolved expeditiously and fairly and the awards, legally enforceable. N12.2 These Terms are designed to provide a simplified, quick and inexpensive procedure for the resolution of disputes arising out of the sale and/or supply of bunkers or where the claim or any counterclaim does not exceed SGD 100,000 or where only a single issue is involved in the dispute. Where the claim or counterclaim exceeds SGD 100,000 or where complex issues are involved, the Registrar may (and if the parties agree, shall) direct that the dispute be resolved by full arbitration in accordance with the SCMA Rules for the time being in force. N12.3 These provisions may be amended from time to time on the advice of the SSA and the concurrence of the MPA, but the SBC Terms applicable to the dispute shall be the SBC Terms in force at the time the Notice under N.3.1 in Annex N is served on the Registrar.

THE SEADOCC TERMS
SCMA EXPEDITED ARBITRAL DETERMINATION OF COLLISION CLAIMS (SEADOCC)
THE TERMS
1. These Terms relate to the maritime arbitration procedure referred to herein, which will be governed exclusively by the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (the SCMA).
2. This procedure will be known as the SCMA Expedited Arbitral Determination of Collision Claims ("SEADOCC") and these Terms may be referred to as (the SEADOCC Terms).
OBJECTIVE
3. SEADOCC aims to provide a fair, timely and cost-effective means of determining liability for a collision in circumstances where it has not been possible or appropriate to reach such an apportionment of liability using other means of dispute resolution.
4. The purpose of arbitration under these Terms ("the SEADOCC Arbitration") is to provide a binding decision on liability ("the Liability Award") for a collision between two or more ships ("the Collision") by a single appointed Arbitrator ("the Arbitrator").
5. The Arbitrator will be appointed jointly by each Party to the dispute arising out of the collision (together "the Parties"). It is a condition precedent of the Parties taking part in SEADOCC that they agree in writing to the identity and appointment of the Arbitrator and commencement of a SEADOCC Arbitration.
6. By agreement between the Parties, the Arbitrator may also be called upon to review the quantum of the inter-ship claims and, pursuant to an agreement on the apportionment of liability between the Parties or a Liability Award under these Terms, provide a final and binding Award on the payment to be made on the balance of claims from one Party to the other ("the Settlement Award").
7. The Parties will be free to appoint any person as an Arbitrator. It is envisaged that this would be someone with legal or practical experience in dealing with claims arising from collisions between vessels, drawn from the maritime community in Singapore. The SCMA will maintain a list of Arbitrators ("the SEADOCC Panel") who have taken part in SEADOCC Arbitration and produced at least one Liability Award as defined herein.
8. The Parties hereby agree that the determination of the apportionment of liability and, where agreed between the Parties, the assessment of inter-ship claims arising out of the Collision will be conducted under the SEADOCC Terms, rather than in accordance with the procedure of the Courts of any jurisdiction. The SEADOCC Terms may however be varied by agreement between the Parties.
9. The juridical seat of the SEADOCC Arbitration shall be Singapore. Unless the parties agree to the contrary, the dispute shall be determined according to Singapore law.
10. The SEADOCC Terms shall govern the SEADOCC Arbitration save that if any of these Terms is in conflict with a mandatory provision of the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) and any statutory re-enactment thereof in Singapore ("the Act"), from which the Parties cannot derogate, such provisions shall prevail.
11. The SCMA will not be liable for any claims or disputes arising out of the appointment of any Arbitrator, whether chosen from the SEADOCC Panel or not. The Parties will make any such appointments at their own risk.
Initial Assessment
12. As soon as possible following the appointment of the Arbitrator, he or she will hold an initial meeting or telephone conference with the Parties to establish the nature of their dispute, the broad issues involved, the likely level of documentation and the service they require.
13. Based on this, the Arbitrator will provide an estimate of his or her likely costs for providing the Liability Award and/or Settlement Award. This will be indicative only and will not be binding on the Arbitrator.
Engagement Letter and Options
14. On appointment, the Arbitrator will provide the Parties with an engagement letter ("the Engagement Letter") clearly setting out his or her hourly rates and terms and conditions which shall be no greater than his or her usual hourly rates.
15. The Arbitrator may also seek a letter of comfort or security from the Parties’ respective P&I insurers or such other body as the Arbitrator shall consider satisfactory, confirming that these insurers shall in the first instance be jointly and severally liable for settling the Arbitrator’s Costs as defined herein.
Early settlement
16. If the Parties settle their dispute at any stage following the appointment of the Arbitrator (“an Early Settlement”), they will inform him or her as soon as reasonably possible.
17. The Arbitrator will be entitled to the costs and expenses of any work conducted prior to and up to the date of an Early Settlement in accordance with the Engagement Letter.
Submissions
18. The Parties shall each within 14 days of the Arbitrator’s appointment provide him or her with the following documents and information (collectively “the Evidence”):
a. A summary of the background facts of the case set out on no more than six pages of A4 paper.
b. A maximum of one lever arch file of key documents (“The Arbitration Bundle”), which may be provided in electronic form, such as:
i. Navigation charts;
ii. Deck and engine logbook extracts;
iii. Deck and engine bell books;
iv. Engine data logger records;
v. Course recorder extracts;
vi. Weather forecasts and reports; if relevant
vii. STCW Crew certificates for those officers and ratings involved in the incident;
viii. Any photographs or notes made by the witnesses;
ix. Other ship’s documents or records which may be relevant to the case;
x. Any key advices provided to the Parties by their legal advisors;
xi. Any criminal or civil reports by national maritime administrations;
xii. Any surveyors’ reports; and/or
xiii. Any available AIS data.
c. Copies of any ECDIS or VDR/SVDR data, including playback software, from the respective Ships.
19. The Parties will promptly after provision of the Evidence to the Arbitrator make appropriate arrangements for the simultaneous exchange of their Arbitration Bundles.
20. The Arbitrator will review the Evidence and determine whether there is any additional information or documentary evidence (“Additional Evidence”) which might assist him or her in making the Liability Award. It is envisaged that this initial review would be conducted within 14 days of the Parties providing to the Arbitrator their Arbitration Bundles. The Arbitrator will then provide a written list of any such Additional Evidence to the Parties.
21. The Parties shall within 14 days of the Arbitrator’s written request provide such Additional Evidence as he or she may request. Neither Party shall be obliged to provide such Additional Evidence to the Arbitrator, but the Arbitrator may draw whatever inference he or she considers appropriate in the circumstances from any failure to do so.
22. Where Additional Evidence is provided to the Arbitrator, the Parties will at the same time serve on each other an identical copy of their respective Additional Evidence. The Parties will make appropriate arrangements for the simultaneous exchange of such Additional Evidence.
23. The Arbitrator will then prepare a draft Liability Award in writing, with reasons (“the Draft Award”) on the apportionment of liability for the Collision, which he will provide to the Parties for their consideration.
24. The Parties agree that once such a Draft Award has been published they will be bound to obtain a final written Liability Award from the Arbitrator, subject to the Parties achieving an Early Settlement and regardless of whether they provide further written submissions in response to the Draft Award as set out below.
25. The Draft Award will normally be available to the Parties within six weeks after the Parties have provided such Additional Evidence as the Arbitrator may require.
26. The Parties shall within 21 days of receiving the Draft Award provide to the Arbitrator any further written submissions they may have, on not more than four pages of A4 paper, in response to the Draft Award.
27. Where the Parties provide further written submissions to the Arbitrator, the Parties will promptly make appropriate arrangements for the simultaneous exchange of such further written submissions.
28. The Arbitrator will then prepare his or her Liability Award with reasons on the apportionment of liability for the collision. The Liability Award will normally be available to the Parties within four weeks after the Parties have provided their further written submissions in response to the Draft Award.
29. It is envisaged that the timescale from the appointment of the Arbitrator to the publication of the Liability Award will be no longer than five months, and hopefully shorter than this, subject to any exceptional circumstances.
Inter-ship Claims and Settlement
30. By agreement between the Parties, the Arbitrator may also provide a Settlement Award on the payment to be made on the balance of inter-ship claims arising out of the Collision from one Party to the other.
31. The Arbitrator shall make such directions and orders as he or she considers necessary to obtain evidence on claims (“the Quantum Evidence”) including invoices, vouchers and payment receipts. Having reviewed the Quantum Evidence, the Arbitrator will then provide a Settlement Award.
32. The Liability Award and any Settlement Award will be final and binding on the Parties. The Liability Award and any Settlement Award shall each have the force of an Arbitration Award made under the Act.
Costs and Fees
33. The Arbitrator will be entitled to charge the rates set out in the Engagement Letter for work carried out in preparing a Liability Award or Settlement Award as described in these Terms.
34. The costs of the Arbitrator (“the Arbitrator’s Costs”) will be shared equally between the Parties regardless of the outcome of the SEADOCC Arbitration. The Parties shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of all the Arbitrator’s Costs. Payment will be made promptly within 30 days of receiving his or her invoice. Thereafter the Arbitrator shall be entitled to charge interest at 5% per annum on any unpaid Arbitrator’s Costs.
File Closure
35. Three months after the publication of the Liability Award and/or Settlement Award (as appropriate) the Arbitrator shall notify the Parties of his or her intention to dispose of the Evidence and any other documents and to close the file. He or she will act accordingly unless otherwise requested by either Party within 21 days of such notice being given.
Law and Jurisdiction
36. Any dispute arising under these Terms shall be subject to Singapore Law and the exclusive Jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts.
Dated this [ ] day of [ ]

SMALL CLAIMS PROCEDURE FEES/COSTS
The Rules contain a small claims procedure (Rule 46) for claims unlikely to exceed USD150,000 excluding interest and costs. Under
this expedited procedure, there is a cap on fees for arbitrators and recoverable legal costs as follows.
ARBITRATOR’S FEES
The fees of the Arbitrator(s) shall be capped at US$5,000 or, if there is a counterclaim, US$8,000 in total per Arbitrator (which for small claims, it is usually a sole Arbitrator).
COSTS
The Tribunal may order that all or part of the legal or other costs of one party shall be paid by the other party but the amount of legal costs to be paid by that other party shall not exceed US$7,000, or if there is a counterclaim, US$ 10,000 in total for each party's lawyers.

SMALL CLAIMS PROCEDURE FEES/COSTS (PREVIOUS VERSION)
The Rules contain a small claims procedure (Rule 44) for claims unlikely to exceed USD75,000 excluding interest and costs. Under
this expedited procedure, there is a cap on fees for arbitrators and recoverable legal costs as follows.
ARBITRATOR’S FEES
USD3,000 or, if there is a counterclaim, USD5,000 in total per arbitrator (normally a sole arbitrator).
COSTS
Lawyers’ Maximum Recoverable Party and Party Costs: USD4,000, or if there is a counterclaim, USD5,000 in total each party’s lawyers.

SCMA RULES 2ND EDITION (2009)
AS AMENDED JAN 2013 (PREVIOUS VERSION)

SCMA RULES

2nd Edition

(2009)

新加坡海事仲裁院仲裁规则

第二版

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Note: The Chinese and Korean version are for guidance only. If there are any discrepancies, the English version shall prevail.
Special thanks to Mr. Benjamin Hughes & his team comprising of Ms Bina Jo, Ms Seungmin Lee, Ms Suh-Young (Claire) Shin from
Shin & Kim for rendering their help in the Korean Translation.

SCMA RULES 2ND EDITION (2009)
(PREVIOUS VERSION)

SCMA RULES

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