The following article was first published on 27 June 7.30pm (Singapore time):
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Thursday (27 June) evening issued a circular, informing the maritime community of a recent bunkering development involving Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (IPP).
“Arising from an enforcement check on a bunker tanker operated by Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (Inter-Pacific), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has temporarily suspended Inter-Pacific’s bunker craft operator licence with effect from 27 June 2019 until further notice,” it said.
“During the period of the licence suspension, Inter-Pacific is not allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.”
Manifold Times on Monday (24 June) reported IPP, along with other companies, being involved with investigations.
A crew of Singapore-flagged bunker tanker Consort Justice (IMO 9199701), now renamed as Fragrance, pleaded guilty to tampering of a mass flowmeter.
Published: 27 June, 2019
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
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Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.