The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Monday (9 December) revoked the bunker supplier licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (Inter-Pacific).
With effect from 9 December 2019, Inter-Pacific will cease to operate as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.
“With the appointment of the judicial manager, Inter-Pacific has failed to meet the terms and conditions of the bunker supplier licence, leading to the revocation of the licence.”
The development follows MPA’s earlier revocation of Inter-Pacific’s bunker craft operator licence on 15 October 2019 due to bunkering malpractices.
Earlier on Monday, Manifold Times reported the Director of Inter-Pacific Petroleum and its parent company Inter-Pacific Group Pte Ltd (IPG) making ‘clear admission’ to the Singapore branch of Societe Generale that both firms were involved in a fraud.
A timeline organised list of events preceding the current development have been recorded by Manifold Times below:
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Published: 9 December, 2019
Captain Segar, MPA Assistant Chief Executive, Operations, to be also joining IBIA for the game where proceeds will be channelled into an IBIA Bursary Fund for supporting students to obtain a maritime studies degree.
‘Consort Bunkers will be operating the youngest bunkering fleet in Singapore after complete delivery of the ‘K’ series vessels by late-2023,’ Mr SK Yeo, Founder of Consort Bunkers, tells Manifold Times.
‘Vessel suffered inter alia damage to her engines as well as other losses and expenses, including but not limited to salvage costs, costs of repairs and time lost,’ states legal document obtained by Manifold Times.
‘It is undisputed that Sing Fuels furnished fuel in Port Elizabeth that enabled the M/V Lila Shanghai to continue on its way […] and it is undisputed that Sing Fuels was never paid for this fuel,’ states Judge.
JMs wanted to confirm if both of IPP’s former auditors ‘were reasonably assured that its assessment that the receivables owed by Mercuria Energy were not in any way doubtful’, according to court documents.
A Duraisamy received a SGD 42,870.60 fine and 10-month jail sentence while Lee Been Lian was fined SGD 6,795 and received a two-month jail term due to offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.