AMSA bans bulk carrier for underpaying seafarers

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.

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.

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