Nine men face up to 15 years jail for Singapore illegal marine fuel sales

Nine men face up to 15 years jail for Singapore illegal marine fuel sales Photo by niu niu on Unsplash

Nine men face up to 15 years in jail for illegally selling marine fuel at an anchorage in Singapore.

The Singapore Police said on Monday the Police Coast Guard had received information that, “a foreign registered tugboat and a Singapore registered vessel were believed to be involved in an illegal sale of MGO (marine gas oil) at the sea of Selat Pauh Anchorage”.

 

The four crew on Singapore-registered vessel were believed to have taken 400 litres of MGO without their company's knowledge to sell illegally to the five crew on the foreign-registered tugboat. The tugboat has also been seized.newsletter

The nine men are due to be charged in court on Tuesday and face up to 15 years in jail and a fine according to the police.

Posted 19 June 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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