Friday, May 28, 2021
maryam bulk carrier
Shipping

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: 4602

Friday, May 21, 2021
Jag Anand
Shipping

Stranded Australian Coal Cargo Arrives in China After 356 Days at Sea

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — The Jag Anand, stranded off the Chinese coast for 356 days with Australian coal, left the port of Jingtang yesterday after delivering its cargo, according to...

May 21, 2021
Total Views: 24190

Monday, May 10, 2021
prelude flng
Maritime News

China Bans Some Australian LNG Cargoes

By Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) At least two of China’s smaller liquefied natural gas importers have been told to avoid buying new cargoes from Australia, a further example of the impact...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 10963

Friday, April 30, 2021
movers 3 bulk carrier
Shipping

“Not Welcome” – Australia Bans Aswan Shipping Bulk Carrier for 18 Months

A Panama-flagged bulk carrier operated by Qatari shipping company Aswan Shipping has been banned from Australian ports for 18-months following a lengthy Port State Control detention for “appalling” conditions on...

April 30, 2021
Total Views: 32805

Friday, April 9, 2021
hastings bulk carrier coal ships shipping iron ore newcastle
Shipping

China is Paying a High Price for Its Ban on Australian Coal

By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 9 (Reuters) – China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the cost of domestic and...

April 9, 2021
Total Views: 52051

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
mpv everest
Accidents

Australian Antarctic Resupply Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Over 1,400 Miles from Home

An Antarctic resupply vessel chartered by the Australian government suffered a fire in one of its two engine rooms while returning from a mission to the frozen continent. The ice-strengthened...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 5986

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Shipping

Ship Waits 269 Days to Unload Australian Coal in China

By Aaron Clark and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — A ship that waited nine months is among a handful of vessels that China has let unload their cargoes of Australian coal, a...

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 5896

Friday, March 5, 2021
Shipping

Bulk Carrier Busted for Dumping Garbage at Great Barrier Reef

Australia has fined the chief officer and operator of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier for dumping garbage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. An investigation by Australian Maritime Safety Authority...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 8550

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
SUISO-FRONTIER-hydrogen-tanker
Environment

Kawasaki Heavy Delays Departure of Suiso Frontier, The World’s First Dedicated Hydrogen Tanker

By Yuka Obayashi (Reuters) – Kawasaki Heavy Industries expects shipment of its first cargo of liquefied hydrogen from Australia to Japan could be delayed until the summer due to the pandemic,...

March 3, 2021
Total Views: 3662

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Accidents

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: 5545

Monday, February 8, 2021
hastings bulk carrier coal ships shipping iron ore newcastle
Shipping

China Set to Unload Some Stranded Australian Coal Amid Ban

(Bloomberg) — China plans to allow some stranded Australian coal shipments to unload despite ongoing curbs on imports, a move aimed at showing goodwill to countries with seafarers stuck on...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 3884

Friday, February 5, 2021
Wallenius Wilhelmsen ship
Shipping

Australia Fines Wallenius Wilhelmsen $24 Million for Criminal Cartel Conduct

Australia has convicted Norway-based shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen with criminal cartel conduct and fined the company $24 million. The conviction brings to a close a wide-ranging investigation by the Australian...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 9096

Monday, January 11, 2021
Accidents

Australia Has Unseaworthy Livestock Carrier Hauled Away Along with 2-Year Ban

Maritime authorities in Australia have banned the livestock carrier Barkly Pearl from its waters for two years after the ship was discovered in Australian waters with a hole in its...

January 11, 2021
Total Views: 35954

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Defense

Japan and Australia Reach Breakthrough Security Pact Over Disputed South China Sea

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defense pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2915

Monday, November 16, 2020
ship's bridge
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: 717

Friday, November 13, 2020
bulk carrier sunset
Maritime News

China-Australia Spat Strands 400 Seafarers as Crew Change Humanitarian Crisis Looms

By Aaron Clark, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — An estimated 400 seafarers and roughly 2 million tons of coal are stuck on ships off the northeast coast...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 539

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Maritime News

Stranded Coal Ships in Crosshairs of China-Australia Spat

By Aaron Clark, Kevin Varley and Rajesh Kumar Singh (Bloomberg) — At least 20 giant bulk carriers are anchored off the Chinese port of Jingtang and unable to offload millions...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 476

Thursday, November 5, 2020
usna-sailing-offshore-yacht
Blog

Despite COVID Fears Yachts Depart For Historic Sydney to Hobart Race

by Amlan Chakraborty (Reuters) – This year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race will proceed with COVID-19 measures in place following Tasmania’s decision to open borders to New South Wales, the...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 87

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: 472

Thursday, October 15, 2020
shell Prelude floating LNG facility underway
Offshore

Is Shell’s $17 Billion Bet On Floating LNG A Flop?

What new ship construction project has cost more than a US Navy Supercarrier and is equally troubled with delays and problems? Shell’s Prelude FLNG. by Sonali Paul (Reuters) – Royal...

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 929