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Singapore authorities conclude “Marmoris” investigations, returns stolen LS MGO to Triton Bunkering Services

14 Feb 2022

Singapore authorities recently returned 68 metric tonnes (mt) of stolen low sulphur marine gas oil (LS MGO) to Singapore bunker supplier Triton Bunkering Services Pte Ltd, after the completion of investigations involving former crew members of bunker tanker Marmoris (SB802G).

The Indonesian crew of five was caught illegally siphoning off LS MGO from the Singapore-registered 2,281 dwt bunkering tanker by the Police Coast Guard during 23 May 2021.

They received jail sentences of between five to seven months after a hearing at the State Courts of Singapore on 25 June.

“The LS MGO siphoned off Marmoris has been recovered and returned to our principal, Triton Bunkering Services Pte Ltd, on 12 February 2022,” confirmed Alex Ow Yong, Fleet Agency Director, Agency Division, Iships Mgmt Pte Ltd.

“We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore for their prompt intervention that crippled the unlawful activity.”

Moving forward, Triton Bunkering Services has implemented new processes by encouraging shipboard members to report any theft or fraudulent activities to the authorities, shared Ow Yong.

“CCTVs have been installed on our fleet, and we have also formed a watch group with other crafts and their operators to alert each other of any suspicious activities within Singapore waters.”

Related: Singapore: Five to seven months’ imprisonment for former crew of bunker tanker “Marmoris”
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Photo credit: Iships Mgmt Pte Ltd
Published: 14 February, 2022

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