Chief engineer gets 18 months for siphoning $153K worth of marine fuel oil
Published on Apr 17, 2014 5:20 PM
An oil tanker chief engineer was sentenced to 18 months' jail on Thursday after he was found guilty of siphoning 200 metric tonnes of marine fuel oil worth US$125,400 (S$153,359).
But Greek national Pittis Stavros, 58, is appealing.
Bail of $120,000 has been offered pending his appeal, and he is scheduled to leave for home early Friday morning.
Stavros - a chief engineer of the MV Sakura Princess which was chartered by V8 Pool Inc - was found guilty last week of criminal breach of trust.
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