Wednesday, November 16, 2016
News

WATCH: Cow Marked for Export Jumps Ship, Swims to Shore in Fremantle

A determined cow with an amazing will to live escaped a livestock ship and swam to freedom on Sunday in Fremantle, Western Australia. The cow was apparently

November 16, 2016
Total Views: 48

Sunday, October 30, 2016
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Maritime News

Asylum Seekers Arriving By Boat Face Lifetime Ban In Australia

by Gareth Hutchens (TheGuardian) The Turnbull government plans to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into Australia. The

October 30, 2016
Total Views: 49

Friday, October 28, 2016
Maritime News

LNG Exports – Is Australia The Worst-Case Scenario?

by Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) Americans wondering what life with liquefied natural gas exports will bring can look to eastern Australia for a

October 28, 2016
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Maritime News

BP Scraps Plans to Drill Off Southern Australia Coast, Says ‘Ocean Greatwhite’ Contract Not Impacted

By Perry Williams (Bloomberg) — BP Plc has abandoned oil exploration in the offshore Great Australian Bight, five years after it began searching for

October 11, 2016
Total Views: 63

Monday, September 19, 2016
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Maritime News

Australia Settles Six Years After Great Barrier Reef Grounding

SYDNEY, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Australia on Monday reached a A$39.3 million ($29.66 million) out-of-court settlement with the owners of a Chinese coal

September 19, 2016
Total Views: 11

Maritime News

Australia’s Busiest Port Sold for $7.3 Billion

By Cecile Lefort and Byron Kaye SYDNEY, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A consortium of global and domestic funds, backed by investors including China Investment

September 19, 2016
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Grounding Incidents

Australia Charges $120m for Ship Damage To Great Barrier Reef

Australia is asking Shenzhen Energy Transport, the owners of the Chinese coal carrier Shen Neng 1, to pay $120m for damage to the Great Barrier

September 7, 2016
Total Views: 41

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Interesting

Cocaine Cruise Ships: Provocative Photos Released Of Women Caught Smuggling $30M In Drugs

Two Canadian women are accused of helping smuggle $30 million in cocaine aboard a Princess cruise ship while documenting the luxury globe-trotting

September 1, 2016
Total Views: 75

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Defense

Cruise Ship Passengers FAIL To Smuggle 210lb Of Cocaine Into Sydney

Yesterday Australian Border Force (ABF) officers seized 95 kilograms (210 lb) of cocaine from three Canadian cruise ship passengers. On Sunday 28 August, ABF

August 29, 2016
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Environment

Sea Shepherd’s Sea Lawyers Back And Fill On Promise To Stop Harassing Whalers

gCaptain Note: On Tuesday gCaptain published an article titled “Sea Shepherd Claims It Will Stay Away From Japan Whaling Ships“… the original

August 25, 2016
Total Views: 25

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Blog

Love Dogs But Hate Seagulls? Then You Have To Meet Bailey The Seagull Security Dog

Two things most mariners have in common; they think of their pups as fellow mariners but consider seagulls to be little more than rats with wings. That may be

August 25, 2016
Total Views: 29

Thursday, August 18, 2016
M/V FIVE_STARS_FUJIAN stranded crew
Incidents

Hong Kong Group To Help Abandoned Crew

By Keith Wallis (Reuters) The Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) on Thursday called on the city’s authorities to provide assistance to the crew of

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
M/V FIVE_STARS_FUJIAN stranded crew
Incidents

Australia: Bulker Crew Remains Stranded Without Food In Australia

by Joshua Robertson (TheGuardian) The Chinese coal ship crew who were left without enough food, wages, or fuel for their return voyage

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 20

Monday, May 30, 2016
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News

Fortescue Named Second Tug Operator at Port Hedland

SYDNEY, May 30 (Reuters) – Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group Ltd has won a tender to become the second provider of marine towage services at the

May 30, 2016
Total Views: 28

Friday, May 27, 2016
Interesting

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

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 89

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Austal Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Design
News

Australia Awards Austal $208 Million Pacific Patrol Boats Contract

SYDNEY, May 5 (Reuters) – Australia signed a A$280 million ($208.8 million) contract with naval shipbuilder Austal Ships Pty on Thursday for 21 patrol

May 5, 2016
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Maritime News

France’s DCNS Beats Rival Bidders to Win $40 Billion Australian Submarine Deal

By Colin Packham, Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly SYDNEY/TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) – France has beaten Japan and Germany to win a A$50 billion ($40 billion)

April 26, 2016
Total Views: 41

Monday, April 18, 2016
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Maritime News

Australia Funds Lead Bids for $4.1 Billion Port of Melbourne Sale

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY, April 18 (Reuters) – Three consortia of Australian and international funds have submitted bids for a 50-year lease of the Port of

April 18, 2016
Total Views: 20

Maritime News

Australia Accelerates Naval Shipbuilding Program to Secure Jobs

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, April 18 (Reuters) – Australia will speed up plans to build more naval vessels in domestic shipyards, Prime Minister Malcolm

April 18, 2016
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
News

Production at Chevron’s Brand Spanking New Gorgon Mega-Project Could Be Shut for Months

By James Paton (Bloomberg) — Chevron Corp. temporarily halted output at its $54 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Australia due to

April 6, 2016
Total Views: 22