The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced that it will not be renewing the bunker supplier licences of Panoil Petroleum and Universal Energy when they expire on 31 August 2017. Both companies will no longer be allowed to operate as a bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
MPA explained that Panoil Petroleum made unauthorised alterations on the pipelines of their bunker tankers and has accumulated demerit points for non-compliances to bunkering procedures while Universal Energy accumulated demerit points for delivery of bunkers that were severely aerated as well as stoppages during bunkering operations.
With the demerit points accumulated, Panoil Petroleum and Universal Energy have failed to be accredited under the Accreditation Scheme for Bunker Suppliers.
MPA has reminded all licensed bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators to adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of their bunker licences and it will take firm action against any licensee who has acted in contravention of their licences.