Governments must do more to combat fuel theft: ASF

Shanghai: At a meeting of the Safe Navigation & Environment Committee of the Asian Shipowners’ Forum late last week, a call was made for greater government action to fight the theft of fuel by pirates in Southeast Asia. So far there have been 17 incidents of fuel theft in the region this year.

The forum said it was “very concerned that the surge in the number of incidents in 2014 could result in a situation where vested commercial interests use alarmist press reports to depict scenarios where vessels transiting the Straits of Malacca and Singapore are forced to pay additional premiums.”  [22/09/14]
 

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