ON Jan 97, a Singapore Court meted out the most severe punishment
in Singapore's maritime history for oil pollution offences
involving the VLCC Song San.
The Singapore registered tanker was found to have deliberately
discharged oily residues into the sea
while she was anchored just outside Singapore Waters.
Following the investigations, the owner, agent, master and CO
of the tanker were charged in court for causing the pollution.
The owner was fined Sdlr450,000, the agent was fined Sdlr400,000.
The master was fined Sdlr400,000 and was given a prison
sentance totalling 5.5 months.
The CO was ssentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment.