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Shell MGO bunker heist: Police seize property, cars, watches from ex-Shell Bukom Process Technician

Cai Zhi Zhong received a total of about USD 1.3m to USD 1.6m, of which he saved a portion and spent the rest, including on property, cars and watches, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.

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The former Process Technician of Shell Eastern Petroleum Private Limited (Shell) pleaded guilty to multiple charges including those under the Penal Code, and Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes Act at the State Courts of Singapore on Wednesday (28 September).

Cai Zhi Zhong first joined Shell in 2008 as a Process Technician, a position which he held up to the time of his arrest. At the time of arrest, his monthly salary was about SGD 4,000.

Mr Cai was recruited by Juandi bin Pungot and joined the conspiracy from August 2014 up till his arrest on 8 January 2018. 

During the period, he allegedly assisted the syndicate in misappropriating USD 93.6 million (approximately SGD 127.7 million) worth of gasoil over 20 instances to various vessels, according to court documents obtained by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.

At the material time of the offences, the vessels receiving the misappropriated gasoil belonged to Vietnamese entity Prime Shipping Corporation, and Singaporean firms Sentek Marine & Trading Pte Ltd (Sentek 22 and Sentek 26) and Sirius Marine Pte Ltd (Alli and Khatim).

Mr Cai received a total of between USD 1.3 million to USD 1.6 million, of which he saved a portion and spent the rest, including on property, cars and watches.

In the course of investigations, property seized from Mr Cai includes:

  • One Audemars Piguet Summer Edition ROO
  • One Audemars Piguet Green Diver ROO
  • One Audemars Piguet Black Ceramic ROO
  • One Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 ST
  • One Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with white stones
  • One Patek Philippe 5067A (white dial)
  • One Patek Philippe 5067A (black dial)
  • One Patek Philippe 5167A
  • One Patek Philippe 5990/1A
  • One Patek Philippe 5980R
  • One Patek Philippe 5726/1A (white dial)
  • One Audemars Piguet 15202ST
  • One Patek Philippe 5980/1A (blue dial)
  • Cashier's Order from sale of the Audi A3 bought with criminal proceeds
  • Cashier’s Order from sale proceeds of the condominium Vue purchased in part with criminal proceeds

Earlier coverage of developments by Manifold Times regarding the Shell MGO bunker heist can be found below:

Related: Shell MGO bunker heist: Ex-Shell blending specialist jailed over USD 956,000 worth of misappropriated gasoil
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Former Intertek, Inspectorate surveyors receive fines, jail sentences
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Ex-CCIC Singapore surveyor pleads guilty to misconduct, receiving USD 12k in bribes
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Ex-Process Technician receives 184-month prison sentence over illicit involvement
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Syndicate member’s nephew jailed over concealment of safe containing valuables
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: 12 former surveyors from Intertek, Inspectorate, CCIC, SGS charged for corruption
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Former Shore Loading Officer receives 29-year jail sentence over total 85 charges
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Ex-Process Technician received minimum SGD 735,000 in benefits, faces 43 charges
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Ex-Shell employee admits leading role in illicit operation
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Sentek ex-Director faces 40 fresh charges
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Two former Shell employees jailed over theft
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: High Court affirms ‘Prime South’ forfeiture to Singapore State
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Three ex-Shell employees charged with bribing surveyors
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Second ex-Shell employee pleads guilty to nine charges
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: First ex-Shell employee to plead guilty over involvement
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Director of Singapore bunkering firm released from police custody
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Oil tanker ‘Prime South’ forfeited by State Courts of Singapore
RelatedShell MGO bunker heist: Director of Singapore bunkering firm face charge at State Courts
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist: Third offender pleads guilty for gas oil theft
RelatedCaptain of “Prime South” jailed in Shell Pulau Bukom gas oil theft
RelatedShell Singapore oil heist: Ex-Chief Officer of Prime South jailed
RelatedSingapore: Shell 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: Breakdown of stolen oil cargoes
RelatedIntertek Singapore employee among Shell oil heist suspects

 

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 29 September, 2022

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Winding up

Singapore: Liquidators arrange creditors meeting for Otto Marine Limited

Meeting will be held from 3pm on 24 July at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095, according to Government Gazette notice.

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A meeting for creditors of Otto Marine Limited, which is in liquidation, has been scheduled to take place on 24 July, according to a Government Gazette notice on Thursday (11 July). 

The meeting will be held from 3pm at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095

The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • To update on the liquidation administration;
  • To approve the Liquidators’ fees and disbursements;
  • To approve the declaration of preferential dividend(s) pursuant to Section
  • 328(1)(b) to 328(1)(f) of the Companies Act, Cap. 50;
  • To consider and if thought fit, to appoint a committee of inspection; and
  • Any other business.

The details of the liquidators are as follows: 

Chee Yoh Chuang
Lin Yueh Hung
Liquidators
c/o 8 Wilkie Road
#03-08 Wilkie Edge
Singapore 228095

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

Port of Cuxhaven in Germany had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth, says Titan.

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Thursday (11 July) said it completed the first-ever LNG bunkering operation by ship in the port of Cuxhaven.

Titan’s bunker vessel Optimus successfully delivered LNG to dredger Vox Ariane operated by its long-term client Van Oord. 

“Our ship-to-ship bunkering in Cuxhaven represents a pioneering step in the region's LNG infrastructure development, as the port had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth,” it said in a social media post. 

“LNG infrastructure development is part of a broader trend, with more ports across Germany adopting LNG operations to support shipping’s clean fuels transition.”

Titan added the improved LNG bunkering capabilities in Cuxhaven, a Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG port, also opened up the pathway to maritime decarbonisation via liquified biomethane (LBM) and then renewable e-methane going forward.

 

Photo credit: Titan
Published: 12 July, 2024

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LNG Bunkering

UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Firm said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier in the Port of Drammen, Norway.

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) on Wednesday (10 July) said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier Auto Achieve in the Port of Drammen on 4 July.

The firm said this was the first time UECC received LNG by barge to any of their vessels in their home country Norway. 

“We also believe that it was the first time LNG was delivered by barge to any vessel in Drammen, and most likely the entire Oslofjord,” UECC said in a social media post.

The LNG was supplied by the Molgas Energy Holding vessel Pioneer Knutsen, owned by Knutsen Group OAS.

“UECC is very pleased to see the expansion of the LNG barge network in Norway,” it said. 

 

Photo credit: UECC
Published: 12 July, 2024

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