AMSA issued Marine Notice 01/2021, announcing a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) for livestock carriers, which will run from 1 March 2021 to 31 August 2021. SQE Marine provided detailed guidance on the matter.
Australia has joined the Global Ocean Alliance, an alliance of nearly 40 nations calling for a global target to protect the world’s ocean by 2030.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority recently informed that from 1 March to 31 August 2021, will undertake a focused inspection campaign (FIC) on livestock ships departing Australian ports.
As the 16 seafarers from the cargo ship MV Anastasia were finally released following months of being stranded onboard off China, the ITF called on shipowners to pay the millions of dollars required to get seafarers off ships which remain stranded off the Chinese coast due to the country’s informal Australian exports ban.
Following China’s decision to suspend the purchases and the offload of Australian coal back in October 2020, the region now plans to allow some stranded Australian coal shipments to unload despite the ban.
The Federal Court in Australia sentenced Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, the Norwegian car carrier, fining the company $18.25 million in Australia’s long-running criminal cartel case.
Over 70 ships are stranded off the coast of China, as a result of an ongoing trade dispute with Australia, which has brought significant pressure to charterers and has left more than a thousand of seafarers trapped onboard for months.
A crew member of a bulk carrier ship was arrested after allegedly jumping into the sea from the ship, swimming ashore at a Western Australian port.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) reported that Australia failed to designate seafarers as key workers, contrary to the IMO’s resolutions.
The Indian Ocean MoU has updated the list of foreign ships which are currently banned by its Member Authorities. The bans involve five ships in Australia, two in India, three in Iran, and two in Myanmar.
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