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...

5 hours ago
Total Views: 2067

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: 2699

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: 5262

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: 3552

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: 8904

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: 35799

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: 2906

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: 686

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: 522

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: 452

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: 78

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: 360

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: 459

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Maritime News

Virus Cases Rise on Ship Stranded Off World’s Key Iron Ore Hub

By David Stringer and Krystal Chia (Bloomberg) — Authorities in Australia are contending with a rising number of coronavirus cases among the crew of a bulk carrier anchored off Port...

September 29, 2020
Total Views: 14

Friday, September 18, 2020
Maritime News

Australia Bans Fourth Ship for Underpaying Crew Wages

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned yet another vessel for deliberately underpaying crew wages, which in this case the operator attempted to conceal from the authorities. The AMSA on...

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 32

Monday, August 17, 2020
Ruby Princess Cruise Ship In Los Angeles
Cruise Ships

COVID-19: Cruise Ship Linked To Australia’s ‘Worst Outbreak’

by Colin Packham (Reuters) – The leader of Australia’s New South Wales state apologized on Monday for failing to stop people carrying the coronavirus from disembarking from the  Carnival Corporation owned...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Maritime News

Labor Abuse Allegations Tie Up Ships in Australia Ports

By Aaron Clark, Annie Lee and Jinshan Hong (Bloomberg) — Australian authorities detained at least two cargo ships for alleged labor violations related to demands from seafarers to be sent...

August 12, 2020
Total Views: 12

Monday, July 27, 2020
Maritime News

Australia Bans Bulk Carrier Over Underpayments to Crew

Officials in Australia have banned a Liberian-flagged ship from visiting Australian ports for six months after discovering that the ship’s crew had been withheld pay in violation of international maritime...

July 27, 2020
Total Views: 25

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: 101

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Wallenius Wilhelmsen ship
Maritime News

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Enters Guilty Plea in Australian Cartel Investigation

Norwegian-based shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS is likely facing millions of dollars in fines after pleading guilty today in Australian federal court to criminal cartel conduct. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean...

June 18, 2020
Total Views: 492