The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore reports that it has: “… revoked the bunker craft operator licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (“Inter-Pacific”) with effect from 15 October 2019. Inter-Pacific will not be allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.”
This has been done as a part of the ongoing efforts to ensure integrity of bunkering in Singapore. MPA’s checks and investigations had shown that numerous Mass Flow Meter readings across the fleet had been affected by magnetic interference.
You can read the whole story at www.mpa.gov.sg
This shows that bunker fraud can happen even at very safe ports like Singapore, and the only way to safeguard yourself against bunker fraud is to have your own bunker measuring system on board, like our Bunker Management System.