Livestock Carrier Detained in Australia After Experiencing Stability Issues -Incident Video

MV Jawan Rolling

Australia ordered that all cattle be removed from a Panama-flagged livestock carrier after the vessel ran into stability issues shortly after leaving port last Thursday.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority ordered that the vessel, named Jawan, be detained as it investigated.

The incident took place at Australia’s Port of Portland.

According to reports, the Jawan was departing for Muscat, Oman with 4,327 cattle on board when it began listing heavily, forcing the pilot to return the ship to port. 

Video of the incident shows the Jawan rolling violently from side to side in seemingly calm, sheltered waters:

The AMSA eventually ordered that all cattle was to be removed from the vessel under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

As of Thursday, AIS ship tracking data showed the MV Jawan had departed Portland with its destination unknown – and no cattle on board.

No injuries to cattle were reported.