Singapore cracks down on illegal MGO

Illegal bunkering and fuel theft are ongoing problems.

Illegal sale of marine gas oil: 58 arrested, 6 boats seized

Tugboats modified with additional fuel tanks to facilitate the illicit transactions pose a fire hazard, warns the Police Coast Guard.

SINGAPORE: The Police Coast Guard has busted seven groups involved in the illegal sale of marine gas oil (MGO) since 2013, with the most recent case on May 21 this year.

The Coast Guard has arrested 55 foreign crew members and three Singaporean financiers involved in these cases, the Singapore Police Force said on Monday (Sep 15). Cash amounting to more than S$22,000 and six vessels were seized in the course of investigations.

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