Singapore jails 11 tug crewmen for gasoil theft

Eleven crew members on two tugs were jailed between six weeks and four months on 20 January in Singapore, for stealing 4,200 litres of gasoil from one of the vessels.

The incident occurred on 21 December 2022, when the tugs, Singapore-flagged PW Iota, owned by PACC Offshore Services Holding, part of Malaysian conglomerate Kuok Group, and Mongolia-flagged Banyu, were docked next to each other at Inparco shipyard in Singapore.

Around 8 pm, Pareng Budiman, the master of Banyu, shouted at PW Iota’s...

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