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S'pore authorities cancel bunkering licence of Golden Lights

S'pore authorities cancel bunkering licence of Golden Lights
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has cancelled the bunker supplier licence of Golden Lights HS Bunkering after the company was found to have breached the terms and conditions of owning a bunkering licence.

MPA said Golden Lights, a Singapore-based marine gas oil supplier, had allowed another company to use its Bunker Delivery Note (BDN) to supply bunkers to the customers of that company.

At the same time, bunker craft operator Shing Li Shipping also had its bunker craft operator licence cancelled for delivering bunkers on behalf of an unlicensed company to customers of that company.

The licences were cancelled with effect from 24 June, according to MPA. Sources had told Seatrade Global last week that two to three small privately-owned bunker suppliers may soon lose their accredited licences.

Golden Lights and Shing Li Shipping will no longer be allowed to operate as bunker supplier and bunker craft operator, respectively, in Singapore, MPA confirmed.

“MPA would like to emphasise to all licensed bunker suppliers that the bunker supplier's licence is not transferable under the terms and conditions of the bunkering licence. All licensed bunker craft operators are also advised not to make use of any bunker tankers to deliver bunkers on behalf of any person, firm or company that is not a bunker supplier licensed by MPA,” the Singapore authority said.

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

As at 24 June, Singapore has 70 accredited bunker suppliers licensed to supply bunkers with the government-approved BDN.