Singapore revokes more bunker licenses

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 —The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) says it  has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licenses of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine Services Pte Ltd with effect from February 9, 2015. The two companies are no longer allowed to operate as bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators in the Port of Singapore.

As part of MPA's ongoing regulatory efforts to ensure the safety, reliability and quality of bunker supplies in Singapore, routine checks were conducted last year on Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine Services Pte Ltd.

MPA says that its separate investigations into the two companies revealed discrepancies and wrongful declarations in the records kept on board their bunker tankers. There were also incidences of transfers of bunkers between bunker tankers that were done without MPA's approval. MPA has therefore decided to revoke the companies' licenses as they had breached the terms and conditions of their bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licenses.

MPA is reminding all licensed bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators to adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of their bunker licenses and says it will take firm action against any licensee who has acted in contravention of their licenses, including suspending or revoking their bunker licenses, as appropriate.

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