Why resort to theft when you earn such a big salary?
Chief engineer and skipper nabbed for selling ship’s diesel
Posted on January 11, 2014, Saturday
MIRI: The chief engineer and captain of a vessel, both Indonesians, have been arrested on Friday morning for allegedly selling off more than 10,000 litres of diesel amounting to more than RM20,000 to other vessels.
The duo was allegedly caught selling off the diesel on Jan 1.
They were arrested at Krokop’s ship dockyard by the security on duty and were later handed over to police around 8am.
According to sources, one of the vessel’s crew had told the security on the wrong-doing of the chief engineer and captain, which led to their arrest.
My experience in dealing with seafarers, chief engineers can earn a salary of more than RM30k a month, and masters (captain) can earn salary of more than RM60k, depending on the type of vessel.