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Singapore’s Police Coast Guard (PCG) has arrested 11 men for their suspected involvement in an illegal transaction of marine gas oil (MGO).

Kim Wan-joong, ceo of Polaris Shipping, and four others are facing arrest warrants over the tragic sinking of VLOC Stellar Daisy 22 months ago.

Singapore’s Police Coast Guard has arrested 12 men suspected of engaging in the illegal sale of 6 metric tonnes of marine gas oil (MGO) valued at about SGD4,000 ($2,960), reports said.

An investigation on board sunken Korean ferry Sewol’s sister ship Ohamana has uncovered inadequately maintained life rafts and escape chutes.

The crew of Panamanian-flagged vessel Munzur, detained by the UK Coastguard for 14 failings, has asked the International Transport workers Federation (ITF) to retrieve over $35,000 in unpaid wages.

Royal Australian Navy vessel HMAS Melbourne has apprehended nine alleged pirates suspected to be the culprits of the recent attack on Island Splendor.

Gulf Sheba, a VLCC owned by Gulf Navigation has been arrested at the Port of Rotterdam, under instruction from creditor DNB.

India has filed an appeal with the Detention Review Panel of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (IOMOU), following the release of tanker Desh Shanti last week.


Indian foreign secretary Sujatha Singh has petitioned Iran for the “unconditional” release of Desh Shanti, the tanker under arrest at Bandar Abbas port.

India is to reject Iran’s demand for a $1m guarantee for the release of detained tanker Desh Shanti, an unnamed “top bureaucrat” has said.

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