The UK Defense Club reports that a number of ships loaded with Australian coal are experiencing significant delays in receiving authorization to discharge in Chinese ports.
Keeping in mind that mooring remains a challenging operation, many have been the shipping stakeholders launching safe mooring technologies and projects to protect seafarers, with the latest company supplying automated vacuum mooring systems for ports in Australia and New Zealand.
AMSA published a new Notice concerning the temporary approach to the maximum continuous period that a seafarer can serve on board a vessel until 28 February 2021.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate regarding the berthing of the coal-carrying vessels in Chinese ports, as some of the seafarers have been on board for more than 20 months.
The Australian Government called on Beijing to help resolve a standoff involving an Indian ship carrying Australian coal that has been stranded for five months at a Chinese port.
The Australian Federal Government has received backlash from unions after it was revealed that it granted fifty eight foreign seafarers COVID-19 exemptions allowing them to fly to Australia and work on coastal trading vessels despite local workers being available to do the work.
The Marshall Islands-flagged livestock carrier MV Barkly Pearl sustained damage to its hull off Australia and was successfully brought into the Port of Geraldton, on Tuesday night.
An ambitious renewable energy hub expanding thousands of kilometres in the Pilbara region, Australia is one step closer to realization.
Australian authorities arrested a car carrier operated by Japanese shipping company NYK at the Port of Melbourne, for keeping seafarers onboard beyond the acceptable limits, in breach of MLC Convention.
AMSA received a total of 12,349 marine incident reports in 2016-2019, according to the first marine incident annual report for regulated Australian and foreign flagged commercial vessels in Australian waters. The data suggests a significant upward trend in serious incidents between 2018-2019, unveiling the need for a concerted effort on improving safety.
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