Vietnamese oil-tanker captain jailed in Singapore for conspiring oil theft

Yen Doran 20-Dec-2019

A Vietnamese oil tanker captain has been jailed for over five years in Singapore for his role in a scheme that amounted to around $150 million worth of oil stolen from Shell’s biggest refinery over the course of several years.

Doan Xuan Than, 47, on Thursday became the second person to be sentenced in a case that also involves several former employees of the local unit of Royal Dutch Shell who allegedly conspired to siphon thousands of tons of oil from the firm’s Singapore refinery.

Another Vietnamese national was jailed from two to two and a half years in July for related offenses.