A total of nine suspects aged between 21 and 56 have been reportedly arrested by the Singapore Police Coast Guard on Monday due to an alleged illegal sale of marine gas oil (MGO) in waters off Selat Puah Anchorage.
Four crew from a Singapore-registered vessel are believed to have misappropriated 400 litres of MGO without their company's knowledge.
The group are believed to have sold the fuel to five crew from a foreign-registered tugboat.
The nine suspects are scheduled to be charged at a Singapore court on Tuesday. They may be jailed for up to 15 years and fined, if convicted.
Buyers can nominate deliveries on platform and plan operations together with suppliers following ‘one single truth’ concept with all players aware of what has been agreed when and by whom, says DNV spokesman.
Rotterdam’s intention to mandate the usage of MFMs goes down well with licensed bunker supplier VT Group; MFM providers supportive of move but stressed continuous monitoring is needed for optimum performance.
Cost of alternative bunker fuels, bunker operations and technology advancement are some considerations to be examined by the maritime industry, says Neo, director of SDE International Pte Ltd.
Kim Hyung Joon and Han Donghoon were planning to join the Singapore entities of Hartree Group - either Hartree Partners Singapore Pte Ltd or Hartree Marine Fuels - in October, discovered management.
‘When you think of Helmsman on the next occasion, think of us as lawyers with expertise in various fields. Come to us before a problem develops. It’s the process that matters,’ says Tang Chong Jun, Executive Director.
Bernard Chew was a former shareholder of MB Marine and was an authorised signatory of the company’s cheques at the material time, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.