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Singapore retracts bunkering licence of Coast-Channels

Singapore retracts bunkering licence of Coast-Channels
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has decided not to renew the bunker supplier licence of Coast-Channels Marine Services after the company breached the terms and conditions of the bunkering licence.

Coast-Channels was found to have breach a clause of the bunker supplier licence after it allowed other companies to use its Bunker Delivery Notes (BDNs) to supply bunkers to the customers of those other companies, according to MPA.

“This non-renewal of licence is akin to a cancellation. This is the second such case this year,” MPA said in a statement.

Last week, the Singapore port authority cancelled the bunker supplier licence of Golden Lights HS Bunkering for the same reason.

MPA warned that a bunker supplier's licence is not transferable and all licensed bunker craft operators are also advised not to make use of any bunker tankers to deliver bunkers on behalf of any parties that are not licensed bunker suppliers.

Bunker craft operator Shing Li Shipping had its bunker craft operator licence cancelled last week as well after it delivered bunkers on behalf of an unlicensed company.

Last year June, MPA revoked the bunker supplier licence of Winbuild Petrofin for the same reason of allowing another company to use its BDN to supply bunkers.

As at 1 July 2013, MPA listed 69 licensed bunker suppliers in Singapore.