Monday, July 6, 2015

Cabotage Unraveled – Striking Tanker Crew Gains Support in Australia

  About 200 people took to the streets of Devonport, Tasmania Monday in support of the Australian crew of an oil tanker who are refusing to sail after

July 6, 2015
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Maritime News

Australian Government Hopes UNESCO Won’t Blacklist Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO will announce on Wednesday whether it is going to place the reef, larger than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined, on a list of

June 29, 2015
Total Views: 1

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Maritime News

Two Shipping Companies Busted for Illegal Dumping in Great Barrier Reef

  Australia has successfully prosecuted two shipping companies for illegal dumping garbage within the Great Barrier Reef in two separate incidents. The

June 11, 2015
Total Views: 25

Friday, May 29, 2015
Maritime News

Mysterious Deaths, Gun Running, Assault – What the Heck Happened Aboard the Sage Sagittarius?

  An Australian court has heard of a captain’s scheme to cover up gun sales and assault on board a Japanese-owned bulk carrier where three

May 29, 2015
Total Views: 46

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Australia Files Suit – New Lawsuit Seeks Damages Over 2010 Great Barrier Reef Grounding

  The Commonwealth of Australia is suing the Chinese owner of the bulk carrier MV Shen Neng 1 over unpaid damages from the ship’s 2010 grounding on

May 27, 2015
Total Views: 56

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Preliminary Report – Maersk Garonne Grounding in Freemantle, WA

A preliminary report into the grounding of a Maersk containership outside Freemantle harbor in Western Australia earlier this year has found that the ship's

May 21, 2015
Total Views: 33

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Australia’s Plans for Domestic Shipping Risks Thousands of Jobs, ITF Warns

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed the Australian government’s plans to reform its newly-adopted cabotage laws, saying

May 21, 2015
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ Heading to Australia

Royal Caribbean on Wednesday announced that its newbuild Ovation of the Seas cruise ship will head to Sydney, Australia for the winter 2016-17 season, a

April 15, 2015
Total Views: 49

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Australia’s Military Shipbuilders Need Overhaul, Defence Minister Says

Australia’s military shipbuilding industry needs to cut costs and become more productive to win contracts as the government seeks to buy 40 ships and

March 31, 2015
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Maritime News

MV Maersk Garonne Departs Fremantle After Grounding

The MV Maersk Garonne departed Fremantle Inner Harbour Tuesday after an inspection of the vessel found no significant damage from Saturday's

March 4, 2015
Total Views: 8

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Maersk Containership Runs Aground Near Fremantle, Western Australia

A Maersk containership spent a few hours aground early Saturday morning near the entrance to Fremantle Harbour in Western Australia. According to the Fremantle

February 28, 2015
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Maritime News

Seafarers Crushed in Heavy Lift Accident at Port Hedland

Two seafarers were seriously injured this week at Western Australia's Port Hedland after being crushed in an accident aboard a heavy lift

February 25, 2015
Total Views: 207

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Maritime News

Master Fined for Breaching Great Barrier Reef Navigation Rules

A Taiwanese ship captain has been fined over USD$6,000 for navigating his vessel through an area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park without a

February 17, 2015
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Maritime News

Australia Day’s Sydney Harbour Madness [Time-lapse]

Sydney’s famous ferries look like a bunch of children’s toys in this Sydney Harbour Australia Day time-lapse. Australia Day is celebrated every

January 27, 2015
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Disabled Cargo Ship Near Great Barrier Reef Under Tow

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is continuing to coordinate the response to a disabled general cargo ship which spent about 24 hours adrift

January 13, 2015
Total Views: 1

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Australia to Toughen Asylum-Seeker Visa Laws

Australia’s Senate voted early today to support legislation backed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that denies asylum seekers arriving by boat the right to

December 4, 2014
Total Views: 2

Friday, November 21, 2014
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Maritime News

Australian Mariners Stage Sit-In Aboard Teekay Product Tanker

Viva Energy Australia, a joint venture between energy trader Vitol and Royal Dutch Shell says they will be handing the product tanker Tandara Spirit back to

November 21, 2014
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Monday, November 17, 2014

China, Australia Sign Landmark Free Trade Deal

China and Australia on Monday signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making, opening up markets worth billions

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, November 6, 2014
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Port Hedland Tug Engineers Plan Strike

Tugboat engineers at Australia’s Port Hedland will strike next week, risking disruption to iron ore shipments through the world’s largest bulk export

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 16

Monday, October 20, 2014
Maritime News

Deeper Oil Slump Seen as ‘Disaster’ Risk for Australian LNG

An extended slump in oil prices threatens an expansion of the liquefied natural gas industry and risks cutting returns for project developers in Australia,

October 20, 2014
Total Views: 16