The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that is has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Transocean, with effect from 6 November 2017.
As a result, Transocean will no longer be allowed to operate as bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
This decision was made after MPA undertook regulatory efforts to ensure the integrity of bunkering in Singapore.
These efforts concluded that, following checks conducted on Transocean in March and April this year, Transocean had several falsifications of records and discrepancies in the stock movement logbooks on board its bunker tankers. Thus, violating the terms and conditions of their bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences, MPA mentions.
MPA, in a statement, reminds all licensed bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators to comply with the terms and conditions of their bunker licences.
Otherwise, as MPA highlights, strict action will be taken against any licensee who has acted in contravention of its licence(s), including the suspension or revocation of licence(s).