Singapore's port authority revokes license from magnet-defrauding bunker supplier

Singapore's port authority, MPA, revokes the bunker supplier license of Inter-Pacific Petroleum due to a fraud case involving the use of magnets to cheat fuel measuring.

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA, has revoked Inter-Pacific Petroleum's bunker supplier license to operate in the city-state's jurisdiction, effective from Dec. 9, 2019, MPA writes in a press statement.

Inter-Pacific's banishment comes after a case earlier this year, when the supplier also forfeited its license to operate its fleet of bunker ships. That occurred after the port authority became aware that Inter-Pacific was using magnets to cheat in refueling service.

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