Australia

Australia increases fines for pollution accidents

Shipowners, charterers, masters, operators need to be in caution of increased liabilities for fines being introduced in Australia, in addition to any pollution clean-up costs and damage claims.

AMSA seeks $22m for APL Engalnd’s clean-up

Following the container loss of APL England, Australian authorities took actions to make sure that the owners and operators would take financial responsibility for the damages of the incident.

YM Efficiency container recovery operation a success

The AMSA led operation to recover containers lost from the YM Efficiency off the NSW coast is complete. On 8 May the vessel MV Pride returned to Port of Newcastle for the final time to discharge containers and pollution recovered from the ocean floor.

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