Livestock Carrier Escapes Brazil’s Live Animal Export Ban

by José Roberto Gomes (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal court late on Sunday lifted an injunction blocking the shipment of around 25,000 cattle from the port of Santos, allowing for the individual cargo to leave port but leaving in place a broader ban on shipments of live animals. The initial injunction had been granted on behalf of an animal rights group known as Fórum … [Read more...]

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. An update from Wellard said that the vessel suffered a main engine malfunction while sailing to the Aqaba Gulf at the northern tip of the Red Sea from Western … [Read more...]

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

Earlier this morning news of a broken down livestock carrier had many people wondering what it's like to work on that kind ship. Well, here's a look: Actually, the vessel featured in the video just so happens to be the same MV Ocean Drover that was adrift for about 72 hours this week with 42,000 sheep and 6 cows. I must say high seas cattle herding doesn't sound … [Read more...]

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 of two types of livestock carriers. Groot Ship Design created two concept designs for Sungdong, a design for the transport of 7000 cows (Livestock carrier 7000) and a … [Read more...]

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 owners who lives in Puntland, Liibaan Dheere, spoke with Somalia Report. “The pirates released the boat late on Thursday at 4:30pm. The captain of the … [Read more...]