Friday, May 28, 2021
maryam bulk carrier

Australia Bans Decrepit Bulker for Three Years: “This is Unprecedented”

Australia has booted another Aswan Shipping bulk carrier from its ports for serious deficiencies related to vessel maintenance and sub-standard working and living conditions for its crew. The 36-month ban...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 4644

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Australia Launches Livestock Carrier Inspection Campaign

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has launched a inspection campaign that will target all livestock carriers departing the country after recent incidents involving the ships. The purpose of the focused...

February 23, 2021
Total Views: 5561

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Maritime News

Australia to Return to Pre-Covid Maximum Shipboard Service Limits for Seafarers

Australia is set to end interim regulations that have allowed seafarers to work beyond the maximum time limits set out in international maritime labor regulations amid the COVID-19 crisis. The...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 723

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Maritime News

Livestock Carrier Runs Into Trouble Off Western Australia

It seems like livestock shipping has dodged another black eye A livestock carrier that had run into trouble and was listing has made safely it to port in Western Australian...

November 3, 2020
Total Views: 487

Monday, October 19, 2020
Maritime News

Australian Tug Owner in Hot Water for Expletive-Laced Tirade During Inspection

The owner of an “unseaworthy” ex-Navy tug has been convicted in Australia of hindering a public official after a violent expletive-laced tirade towards an inspector with the Australian Maritime Safety...

October 19, 2020
Total Views: 100

Monday, June 22, 2020
Maritime News

APL England Cleared to Leave Australia

The APL England has been cleared to leave Australia after losing some 50 containers overboard off the coast of New South Wales last month. Inspectors with the Australian Maritime Safety...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 202

Monday, January 20, 2020
asphault spirit tanker
Maritime News

Master Fined for Delayed Reporting of Main Engine Failure

The captain of a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker has been convicted and fined $3,000 AUD in Australia after waiting several hours to report that his ship had suffered a main engine...

January 20, 2020
Total Views: 65

Monday, December 10, 2018
MV Jawan Rolling
Maritime News

Australia Revokes MV Jawan’s Livestock Carriage Certificate

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has revoked the Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock (ACCL) for the Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier, MV Jawan, because the vessel’s approved stability data...

December 10, 2018
Total Views: 21

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Australia Detains ‘Unseaworthy’ Ship, Arrests Owners

Inspectors with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority detained the Australian-flagged MV Tomin in the Port of Yamba, New South Wales last week after determining the vessel to be unseaworthy, substandard...

July 5, 2018
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
MSC Kia Ora banned from australia
Maritime News

Australia Bans Cargo Ship Over Maritime Labour Convention Violations

Australia has banned the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Kia Ora from its ports for three months due violations of international crew welfare laws after the operator failed to pay crew wages...

March 27, 2018
Total Views: 33

Thursday, September 14, 2017
dl carnation banned from australia

Bulk Carrier Banned from Australia After Caught Underpaying Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier DL Carnation from entering Australian ports for one year after the vessel was caught underpaying crew wages. The...

September 14, 2017
Total Views: 32

Friday, May 27, 2016

Australia Finds Detained Bulk Carrier’s Crew Was Unable to Operate the Ship’s ECDIS

Australian authorities have detained a Panama-flagged bulk carrier in Brisbane after officials found that the crew was untrained in the operation of the ship’s electronic navigation equipment. The Brisbane Times...

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 70

Monday, February 8, 2016
Maritime News

Indonesian Cargo Ship Banned from Australia for Second Time

An Indonesian cargo ship has been banned from Australian waters for the second time in less than twelve months and following five detentions in just over 3 years. The Australian...

February 8, 2016
Total Views: 23

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Australia Detains Bulk Carrier Over Crew Labor Violations

  Australian authorities have detained a Panama-flagged bulk carrier over several crew labor violations including non-payment of wages. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says it was tipped off to possible...

September 10, 2015
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Australia Fines Master, Owner Over Dumping Garbage in Great Barrier Reef

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says it has successfully prosecuted the master and owners of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier ANL Kardinia for illegally dumping garbage in the Great...

July 22, 2015
Total Views: 5

Monday, March 16, 2015
Maritime News

New Ship Routing Measures to Protect Australia’s Coral Sea Agreed by IMO

New ship routing measures aimed at protecting environmentally sensitive areas in Coral Sea, home to the Great Barrier Reef, have been agreed by the IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and...

March 16, 2015
Total Views: 29

Monday, February 2, 2015
dunce cap loser
Maritime News

Australia Puts Giant Dunce Cap on PT Meratus Line

PT Meratus Line is most certainly one of the worst maritime shipping companies in the world, and Australia has had enough of their inability to properly operate their ships. For...

February 2, 2015
Total Views: 38

Friday, January 9, 2015
meratus sangatta
Maritime News

Three Strikes and You’re Out: Australia Bans Another Ship from PT. Meratus Line

From now on, every ship operated by Indonesian shipper PT. Meratus Line will be subject to inspections upon arrival in any Australian port, according to a statement by the Australian...

January 9, 2015
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
territory trader maratus
Maritime News

Indonesian Cargo Ship Banned from Entering Australia

Indonesian shipper Meratus Line has been flagged by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) due to repeated compliance issues related to one of its multi-purpose cargo ships, Territory Trader. The...

November 25, 2014
Total Views: 6

Friday, November 21, 2014
garbage sea ocean beach pollution environment

Bulk Carrier Owner and Master Fined for Dumping Trash Off Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted China Earth Shipping Incorporated, the owners of Panama flagged bulk carrier Xin Tai Hai and its master after the ship’s crew tossed bags...

November 21, 2014
Total Views: 21