Singapore crackdown on illegal fuel sales

Singapore crackdown on illegal fuel sales

Singapore: Singapore continues to crack down on illegal bunkering sales.

The Police Coast Guard (PCG) has rumbled seven groups for illegal sales of marine gas oil since last year.

A total of 55 foreign crew members and three Singaporeans financers were arrested and cash amounting to over S$22,000 and six vessels were seized, said the police in a statement yesterday.

“In these cases, tugboats have been modified with additional fuel tanks to facilitate the illegal sale of MGO. These tugboats are a fire hazard and pose a danger to other vessels in the area. PCG will continue to conduct enforcement operations and checks, as well as engage relevant stakeholders to clamp down on the illegal sales of MGO (marine gas oil),” said the police.  [16/09/14]