Court-appointed managers of Singapore’s Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd (OTPL) have filed to the Singapore court to return most of the OTPL managed vessels to shipowners as the company is running low on the necessary funding to bankroll its operations, reports Reuters.
Purportedly, this would allow OTPL to focus on its cash-generating sectors such as its oil lubricants business.
According to an update from OTPL’s judicial managers Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to creditors, the company is allegedly burning $540,000 per day to sustain the estimated 150 vessels in its fleet.
In the update, EY also forecasts that “by early November 2020, (Ocean Tankers) will not have sufficient cash to continue maintaining the vessels in the company’s fleet and the operations of the company’s lube plant, storage and terminal business.”
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Published: 21 October, 2020
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U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.