Australia Bans Bulk Carrier for One Year for Underpaying Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang for 12 months after it was discovered that crew had been deliberately underpaid. AMSA received information from the International Transport Workers’ Federation on 6 July 2018 alleging discrepancies in the payment of crew wages. Surveyors boarded the ship on … [Read more...]

Australia Bans Cargo Ship Over Maritime Labour Convention Violations

Australia has banned the Liberian-flagged containership MSC Kia Ora from its ports for three months due violations of international crew welfare laws after the operator failed to pay crew wages in full and on time, in addition to other detainable deficiencies. MSC Kia Ora is operated by Vega-Reederei, the same company which operated the Vega Auriga, which AMSA banned over … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Banned from Australia After Caught Underpaying Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier DL Carnation from entering Australian ports for one year after the vessel was caught underpaying crew wages. The AMSA was first alerted to the offense on September 8 when it received a complaint via the International Transport Workers’ Federation alleging discrepancies in the payment … [Read more...]

Paris MoU Planning MLC, 2006 Crackdown

The Paris MoU on Port State Control is getting ready to launch a 3-month campaign intended to crack down on sub-standard working and living conditions on board ships by verifying compliance with Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. The "Concentrated Inspection Campaign" will begin September 1 and run through November 30, 2016. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 is … [Read more...]

Paris MoU Reports 113 MLC Detentions in First Year

The Paris MoU reports 113 ship detentions related to Maritime Labour Convention 2006 deficiencies in the first twelve months since the convention was entered into force. The 113 detentions represents 17.4% of the total number of ship detentions -649- in Paris MoU ports during this same period. The MLC 2006 entered into force on August 20, 2013. The convention has been … [Read more...]