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06/11/2009

Fraudulent Certificate of Platinum-II

Liau Siew Leng Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 11:57 AM
To: Gopal Krishna
Cc: vijai.sharma@nic.in, "r.gauba" , DALIP SINGH , iasteel@nic.in, sarojmoef , "Info (KSR)"

Dear Mr Gopal Krishna,

Kindly be advised the vessel, Platinum-II, is never registered under Kiribati Ship Registry.

We had also received a copy of fraudulent certificate of Platinum-II from the Basel Action Network which the Ministry of Communications, Transport & Tourism Development,of Kiribati had confirmed that the certificate is definitely a fake certificate.

We appreciate the Indian Authorities can investigate further into this matter.

Best regards

Liau Siew Leng

Operation Manager

Kiribati Ship Registry


Inquiry about a ship with IMO No. 5160180

Gopal Krishna Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 11:17 AM
To: lsl@kiribaship.com, info@kiribaship.com
Cc: vijai.sharma@nic.in, "r.gauba" , DALIP SINGH , iasteel@nic.in, sarojmoef

To

Mr Liau Siew Leng
Operation Manager
Kiribati Ship Registry
10 Anson Road
#25-02 International Plaza
Singapore 079903

Dear Mr Lia Siew Leng,

I am writing to inquire about this US flagged vessel called the Oceanic (IMO No. 5160180) that is said to be reflagged under Kiribati registry as of September 30, 2009 under the name Platinum II or D.V. Platinum II.

I am an applicant in the Supreme Court of India and have sent a letter to the Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests in the matter of a US flagged vessel called the Platinum II (formerly Oceanic, Independence) with IMO No. 5160180.

In response to my letter about the ship in question, Indian government's central committee's report on the ship mentioned above is available at http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/Final_Plantinum-II_Report.pdf
and its annexures which has documents of registry are available at
http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/Annexures_Platinium.pdf

On page 9. of the Report of the Central Technical Team constituted by Ministry of Environment & Forests on the inspection of Ship “Platinum-II” anchored at Bhavnagar Anchorage Point, Gujarat, India, it is submitted that "the Ship does not have any national flag
though USA flag was found painted on Chimney. The ship is of 1951 make and as per Lloyds Register ( Annex: VI) ; its original name was Independence as registered in USA. The name has been undergone changes thereafter and its present name is Platinum-II as registered in-
Republic of Kiribati in September, 2009 in the name of M/s Platinum Investment Services Corporation at 80, Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia."

Can you inform us on whether this vessel which is mentioned in the report referred above indeed under Kiribati registry as has been claimed?

warm regards
Gopal Krishna
Indian Platform on Shipbreaking
New Delhi
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Skype id: witnesskrishna
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Cc Mr Vijai Sharma, Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment & Forests
Mr Rajiv Gauba, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment & Forests
Dr Dalip Singh, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Steel
Mr A C R Das, Industrial Advisor, Union Ministry of Steel
Dr Saroj, Director, Union Ministry of Environment & Forests

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