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 carrier that ran aground in 2010 on...

September 19, 2016
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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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 Reef. But Shenzhen Energy Transport says it won’t...

September 7, 2016
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Australia Approves Dredging for Controversial Coal Port Near Great Barrier Reef

By James Regan SYDNEY, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Australia approved on Tuesday a controversial expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal, which environmentalists fear will damage the Great Barrier Reef...

December 22, 2015
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Australia Fines Master, Owner Over Dumping Garbage in Great Barrier Reef

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says it has successfully prosecuted the master and owners of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier ANL Kardinia for illegally dumping garbage in the Great...

July 22, 2015
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Friday, July 17, 2015
Maritime News

Australia Finds Oily Water Patches Near Great Barrier Reef

By Alex Morales (Bloomberg) — Patches of oily water detected near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a Unesco-protected site, will be investigated further Saturday morning, local authorities said. “We can confirm...

July 17, 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 endangered World Heritage sites, a move the Australian government wants to avoid at all costs.

June 29, 2015
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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 prosecutions were announced Thursday by the Australian Maritime...

June 11, 2015
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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 the Great Barrier...

May 27, 2015
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Australia to further restrict shipping around Great Barrier Reef

SYDNEY, May 16 (Reuters) – Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid to protect the environmentally...

May 15, 2015
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Maritime News

New Ship Routing Measures to Protect Australia’s Coral Sea Agreed by IMO

New ship routing measures aimed at protecting environmentally sensitive areas in Coral Sea, home to the Great Barrier Reef, have been agreed by the IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and...

March 16, 2015
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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 pilot.

February 17, 2015
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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 near the Great Barrier Reef.

January 13, 2015
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Maritime News

MV Bulk Ingenuity Detained in Queensland

A Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained in Queensland following a Port State Control (PSC) inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) which identified a number of deficiencies....

July 31, 2014
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Maritime News

Sovcomflot Tanker Busted for Using Scanned Paper Charts Through Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal last week affirmed the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s October 2013 detention of the 2007-built Liberian-flagged product tanker SCF Yenisei. The vessel is operated by SCF Unicom, a...

July 2, 2014
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Australia Permits Dredge Dumping Near Great Barrier Reef For Major Coal Port

Australia's Great Barrier Reef watchdog gave the green light on Friday for millions of cubic metres of dredged mud to be dumped near the fragile reef to create the world's biggest coal port and possibly unlock $28 billion in coal projects.

January 31, 2014
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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U.S. Navy Recovers Live Ordnance from Great Barrier Reef

The U.S. Navy and Australian Defense Force (ADF) successfully recovered and disposed of the live ordnance emergency-jettisoned by two AV-8B Harrier aircraft on July 16 off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

September 3, 2013
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Greenpeace Activists Board Australia-Bound Coal Carrier

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Six Greenpeace activists boarded a coal ship bound for South Korea near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Wednesday, protesting against the expansion of the rich Australian coal...

April 24, 2013
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Shipping Company Fined $5000 For Dumping Food Waste on Great Barrier Reef

The master and owners of Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Hope Star have been fined and had criminal convictions recorded by an Australian court following the illegal dumping of garbage in...

December 4, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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Coal Shipping is Not a Threat to Great Barrier Reef [STUDY]

MELBOURNE–The forecast jump in ships carrying coal north from Australia that will come with the expansion of a northerly port by companies such as BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) doesn’t pose a...

October 24, 2012
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Saturday, May 19, 2012
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Bulk Carrier MV ID Integrity “Not Under Command” Offshore Great Barrier Reef [UPDATE]

**UPDATE** From the Australian Marine Safety Authority: One of the commercial tugs, PT Kotor, rendezvoused with the ID Integrity at approximately 10:30am AEST today. At 11:30am AMSA was advised that the tug had...

May 19, 2012
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