Charges of alleged bribery were read to several officials from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and Marine Department at a Malaysia court on Friday (21 May), according to Bermana.
Mohd Zulfadli Nayan was charged with receiving a RM 10,000 bribe in 2020 from a Malaysia shipowner for not taking action on a bunker tanker detained by MMEA; he was a Director of the MMEA Tanjung Sedili maritime zone during the time of alleged offense.
Adi Haidir Ali of the Melaka and Johor MMEA branch faced 43 counts of receiving bribes totalling RM 35,400 between Dec 2016 and Dec 2020 from the same shipowner as inducement for not detaining and inspecting his vessels.
Alias Jaafar, an assistant maritime officer from the Marine Department, was charged for receiving a bribe of RM 5,800, also from the same individual, to expedite the flag state control inspection for his vessels.
The trio pleaded not guilty to Judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail; the court has fixed further hearing sessions for the suspects’ respective cases in June.
Note: Full information of the parties involved is available at Malaysian paper Bernama via the link here.
On 5th June 2021, VPS carried out a Remaining On Board (R.O.B.) survey on board a Singapore-registered bunker tanker at short notice by the Charterer and quickly identified the theft of 98 metric tons of bunker fuel.
The Bunkerchain Pte Ltd and Helmsman LLC sponsored event will be moderated by Gabian Chew, Senior Editor of Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
No quarantine required if vessels have not called at Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa during the 21 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong port, according to Marine Department notice.
CCIC discuss the progression of MFM technology for bunkering at Singapore port with Manifold Times; and possible development of a primary facility for MFM calibration.
‘The acquisition of PGI Industries will enhance VPS’ preventative maintenance services offered to the power sector, increasing protection and sustainability of the asset,’ says Malcolm Cooper, CEO, VPS.
A foreign vessel was involved in an alleged unauthorised STS incident with bunker tanker Pearl Melody on 5 June, Director and General Manager of Consort Bunkers tells Manifold Times.
14 Jun 2021