Australian Maritime Safety Authority recently detained a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship for serious and repeated safety and pollution prevention related failures.
AMSA found a Gold Coast company guilty of operating a domestic commercial vessel unlawfully and fined it $20,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court on 3 August 2020.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says Australia is experiencing economic carnage from clogged ports as a result of rapidly worsening crew change crisis around its coasts.
AMSA announced it has received a large number of MLC-related complaints after its late-June marine notice on the maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers during COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier TW Hamburg from Australian ports for 12 months, after finding evidence that the crew was underpaid.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months, as some crew had not been paid their wages in full.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responding to an incident involving the loss of about three shipping containers from the Liberian-flagged container ship, Navios Unite.
The containership APL England, which lost approximately 40 containers on 24 May off Sydney, was allowed to leave the port of Brisbane and set sail to China, where it is scheduled to undertake repairs.
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.
Following the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s 12-month detention of the Panama-flagged “Fortune Genius” bulk carrier, the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) further affirmed this decision.
- Maritime Health
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