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AMSA removes license from rolling livestock carrier in Portland

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has revoked the Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock (ACCL) of the Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier ‘Jawan’, as ‘the vessel’s approved stability data cannot be relied upon when the vessel is loaded’.

Australian Livestock Exporters urge for investigation on Portland incident

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council announced its strong endorsement for a full investigation into the circumstances which led to 4,327 cows being unloaded from the livestock carrier Jawan at Portland earlier this week. AMSA confirmed on Tuesday the vessel would not be cleared to sail with livestock on board.

Watch: Ferry hits pier in San Francisco

On Friday afternoon, the US Coast Guard was notified of a ferry allision with pier at the San Francisco Ferry Building, involving the ferry ‘San Francisco’, reportedly carrying a total of 53 passengers onboard at the time.There were reports of two minor injuries that did not require treatment beyond first aid and no reports of pollution.  

INTERPOL operation reveals 500 marine pollution crimes

On October, INTERPOL conducted a world-wide law enforcement operation aimed at investigating maritime pollution found 500 offences, including illegal discharges of oil and garbage from ships, violations of ship emissions rules, as well as river pollution and runoffs from land to sea. The international effort led to more than 5200 inspections resulted in at least 185 investigations, with arrests and prosecutions anticipated.

PSA Norway to investigate fire on mobile drilling unit

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has launched an investigation into a fire which broke out on the West Phoenix drilling unit on Monday, November 5, 2018. The PSA reported that that the incident had occurred in the mud laboratory on the rig. The fire was extinguished and no injuries to the personnel have been reported as a result of the blaze.

Intercargo: Casualty investigation reports should not be delayed

Intercargo held its Annual General Meeting re-iterated its commitment to a safe and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry and its support for an industry governed by free and fair competition. Intercargo focused on ‘Safe Carriage of Cargoes’ and ‘Investigation of Casualties by Flag Administrations’.

IMO Sec-Gen expresses sadness over Nyerere casualty

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his great sadness over the recent casualty of the Nyerere, the domestic ferry which capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, killing 224. I would like to send our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the crew members and passengers who perished in the accident, Mr. Lim said.

Death toll from capsized vessel off Tanzania reaches 224

Death toll from the Tanzanian ferry ‘MV Nyerere’ has reached 224, after the vessel capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian authorities informed, while the ship’s managers have been detained for questioning. The ferry sank on Thursday evening just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island.

Stevedore dies while unloading cargo in Port of Paulsboro

A 26-year-old stevedore died after two steel planks fell on him, while he was working onboard the bulk carrier ‘Virtuous Striker’, docked in the Delaware River, at the Port of Paulsboro, on Sunday morning, the New jersey Police informed. 

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