Monday, January 11, 2016
Maritime News

Stranded Livestock Carrier MV Ocean Outback Departs Western Australia After Animal Deaths

The livestock carrier MV Ocean Outback finally departed Western Australia this weekend after a propulsion problem left the ship stranded offshore Freemantle for nearly two weeks with thousands of live animals aboard....

January 11, 2016
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Maritime News

Capsized Livestock Carrier Causing a Huge Stink in Brazil

  A port town in northern Brazil has been brought to a near standstill more than a week after a livestock carrier loaded with thousands of cattle capsized and sank...

October 15, 2015
Total Views: 181

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Maritime News

Thousands of Cattle May Have Died After Livestock Carrier Capsizes Pierside in Brazil

  A livestock carrier loaded with cattle turned over alongside a pier at the Port of Vila do Conde in Barcarena, Brazil, reportedly killing thousands of cattle. According to local...

October 6, 2015
Total Views: 556

Friday, February 14, 2014

COSCO Guangdong to Build Pair of Livestock Carriers

COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. secured a contract today valued at over USD $57 million to build two, 4500 square meter livestock carriers. The order was placed from an undisclosed European...

February 14, 2014
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Stinky Situation: Livestock Carrier Spends 72 Hrs. Adrift with 42,000 Sheep, Cows

Australia’s largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, said Thursday that their flagship carrier, the MV Ocean Drover, broke down in the Indian Ocean this week while carrying 42,000 sheep and 6,000 cattle.

January 31, 2014
Total Views: 338


Ever Wonder What It’s Like to Work On A Livestock Carrier?

Earlier this morning news of a broken down livestock ship got many people wondering what it's like to work on such a ship. Well, here's a look:

January 31, 2014
Total Views: 278

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Engineering News

MOOOO!!! Groot Lands Livestock Ship Design Order

KUALA LUMPUR – A unique contract was signed yesterday between Dutch naval architecture firm, Groot Ship Design, South Korea’s Sungdong shipyard, and Malaysian shipowner PBHH/BH, for the design and delivery...

May 16, 2012
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Monday, January 9, 2012
savina al-salaam livestock ship

Don’t Have a Cow, Man! Pirates Release Ship Carrying 3,620 Heads of Cattle Without Ransom

By JD, Somalia Report Somali pirates released the Indian-flagged Savina al-Salaam and its 16 all-Indian crew without ransom on Thursday, as owners and pirates confirmed to Somalia Report. A representative of the...

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 104

Thursday, January 5, 2012
livestock ship

Pirates Attack a Livestock Ship… Try Bringing THAT into Somalia and See How Many Friends You Make

Initial reports indicate that Somali pirates may have hijacked, or attempted to hijack, one of the dirtiest and most foul-smelling vessels on the planet… a livestock ship.  Why in God’s...

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 149

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Sheep Ship Stranded – 67,000 animals stranded at Port Adelaide after break down

A livestock carrier is stranded at Port Adelaide with approximately 67,000 sheep on board. The Al Messilah, an aging Kuwaiti-flagged live animal export vessel, was forced back to the port...

August 16, 2011
Total Views: 17

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Incident Photo of The Week – Cattle vessel grounded on Kings Island

Nearly 300 cows were stuck on board the Mathew Flinders when it ran aground on Kings Island just off of Tasmania, Australia late Monday night.  Initial attempts to refloat the...

April 2, 2009
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Attacking Livestock – A Most Unusual Target

We are all aware of the petty thefts and ransom demands of Malacca and Somali pirates but a recent rash of attacks in the Phillipines is quite different. Instead of...

June 11, 2008
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