Media Statement relating to Alleged Fuel Siphoning
[Singapore, 2 December 2016]
It has come to the attention of the management of Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd and its affiliated companies (“Sinanju”) that there are rumours alleging that the bunker tankers owned and operated by its company, have been illegally fitted with pipes to siphon off marine fuel oil during bunker delivery to its customers.
Sinanju is taking a serious view of these allegations and will be carrying out a thorough investigation into the source of these rumours. Sinanju strongly and irrevocably refutes these allegations and will not hesitate to take legal action against the perpetrator/(s).
For the past 24 years, Sinanju has been operating as a bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore, carrying out its operations with utmost integrity, reliability and safety.
Sinanju is one of the first adopters of the Mass Flow Metering (MFM) system, having installed MFM systems on all its bunker tankers since 2014 to carry out bunker deliveries. Since then, Sinanju’s vessels have been frequently called upon by the port regulator, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), for bunkering industry research and technical support towards the development of the Technical Reference for Bunker Mass Flow Metering TR48:2015. As mandated by the MPA, starting from 1 January 2017, all marine fuel oil deliveries in the Port of Singapore must be carried out using approved MFM systems and in accordance to TR48:2015.
Sinanju, would like to assure its customers that the fuel siphoning allegations against the company are unfounded. It is working with the MPA in the investigations of this matter.
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