The Hong Kong-flagged tanker Lighthouse Winmore was allegedly delivering either fuel oil or marine gas oil to a North Korean vessel in late December, sources told Platts on Wednesday.
In late December, South Korean authorities seized and the Lighthouse Winmore for transferring 600 metric tonnes (mt) of oil to North Korean vessel Sam Jong 2 in international waters via a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer operation – a sanctioned activity under the United Nations Security Council.
The vessel delivered oil to three other vessels, none from North Korea, after the initial STS operation with Sam Jong 2.
According to South Korean officials, the Lighthouse Winmore was chartered by Taiwanese company Billions Bunker Group while the South Korean foreign ministry has named commodity trading firm Trafigura as owner of the oil cargo.
To date, Trafigura has denied involvement with the sanctioned activity.
Published: 4 January, 2018
Additional topics of bunker contamination and OCM services discussed at VPS’ Fuel Management Challenges – The Year of 2021 & Beyond webinar on 23 September; Manifold Times summarises the session.
‘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.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.