Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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: 2916

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: 724

Friday, November 13, 2020
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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: 544

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: 498

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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: 94

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: 493

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

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: 1014

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: 28

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: 56

Monday, August 17, 2020
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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: 40

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: 22

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: 51

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: 210

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: 534

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Maritime News

APL England Master Charged Over Loss of Containers Overboard

The Master of the APL England appeared in a Queensland court on Monday to face two charges related to the loss of about 50 containers overboard during heavy weather. Mohamad...

June 2, 2020
Total Views: 132

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Maritime News

APL Containership Loses Containers Off Australia

An APL containership lost about 40 containers overboard during heavy sea Sunday off the coast of Australia.  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority boarded the Singapore-flagged APL England upon its arrival...

May 26, 2020
Total Views: 71

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Maritime News

Western Australia Pushing to Establish LNG Bunkering Hub in Pilbara

Western Australia is vying to establish Pilbara as a leading LNG refueling hub for dry bulk vessels. The State Government this month announced it will begin offering a 50 percent...

May 20, 2020
Total Views: 165

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Maritime News

Queensland Tells Foreign Trading Ships to Self-Quarantine

Maritime officials in Queensland, Australia have ordered all foreign trading ships to essentially self-quarantine before entering their ports due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Maritime Safety Queensland directive,...

March 18, 2020
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
offshore oil and gas rig
Maritime News

Equinor Abandons Drilling Plan in Great Australian Bight

Norwegian energy firm Equinor says it is halting exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight offshore southern Australia.  The move comes after a review by Equinor that determined its existing...

February 25, 2020
Total Views: 36

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: 77