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Chief engineer gets 18 months for siphoning $153K worth of marine fuel oil

Published on Apr 17, 2014 5:20 PM
 
Oil tanker chief engineer Pittis Stavros 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). -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

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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