• Follow Us On Our Preferred Social Media Platform:

Captain of “Prime South” jailed in Shell Pulau Bukom gas oil theft

20 Dec 2019

A Judge at the Singapore State Court on Thursday (19 December) sentenced Doan Xuan Than, the Captain of Prime South to five-and-a-half years in jail in relation to a multi dollar fuel heist from Shell Eastern Petroleum’s Pulau Bukom refinery.

Prosecutors said the misappropriate was on a “unprecedented scale”, according to local media.

Doan Xuan Than received about USD 5.7 million (SGD 7.7 million) worth of stolen marine gas oil. He claimed that he earned about USD 70,000 to USD 90,000 in total up until his arrest.

He had worked with three other men, who remain at large. They split the profits among themselves from selling the stolen fuel. 

The Shell Pulau Bukom refinery is oil major Shell’s export centre in the Asia-Pacific region and its largest petrochemical production facility.

In August 2017, a Shell representative filed a report saying the firm had lost about SGD 2.98 million worth of fuel in April that year.

To date, Doan is the second person sentenced at the Singapore court in relation to the Shell Pulau Bukom oil heist case. The first was the former Chief Officer of Prime South.

Earlier coverage of the Shell Pulau Bukom oil heist case can be found below:

Related: Shell Singapore oil heist: Ex-Chief Officer of Prime South jailed
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist amount balloons to USD$142 million
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist update: Fresh charges issued at Singapore court
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist: More charges issued at court
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist: Nine charged offered bail
RelatedSingapore bunker employee faces additional charges
RelatedIntertek Singapore employee among Shell oil heist suspects
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist update: More individuals charged
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist: Shipowner should have conducted a charterer check
RelatedFuel syndicate busted at Singapore Shell Bukom
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist: Breakdown of stolen oil cargoes

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published on: 20 December, 2019

Related News

Featured News

Our Industry Partners

PR Newswire