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Australia charges ship Master over loss of containers

Australia charges ship Master over loss of containers

  Australian authorities have brought charges against the master of the APL England, which lost about 50 containers overboard off Sydney on Sunday. The offenses...

Australia orders all foreign cruise ships out of Its waters

Australia orders all foreign cruise ships out of Its waters

  In the wake of what has been characterized as a humanitarian crisis as thousands of seafarers and passengers are left stranded on board cruise ships in Australian...

Cruise ships avoid Australia’s Port of Eden amid raging bush fires 

Cruise ships avoid Australia’s Port of Eden amid raging bush fires 

  Operations at the Australian small seaport of Eden have been impacted by the major bush fires raging across the South Coast region of New South Wales, threatening...

Australia revokes national shipping line law

Australia revokes national shipping line law

  Australia has removed laws that protect the country’s shipping industry with the repeal of the Australian National Line (ANL) Act, according to the Maritime...

Australia detains ship over unpaid crew wages

Australia bans two vessels in one day for MLC violations

  The Australian authorities are continuing to clamp down on owners that violate the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) barring two ships from the country’s waters...

Australia bans two ships from its ports

Australia bans two ships from its ports

Two bulk carriers have been banned from Australian ports for breaching the most basic rights of seafarers, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)....

Australia detains ship over unpaid crew wages

Australia detains ship over unpaid crew wages

  A Chinese-owned bulk carrier chartered to carry coal to Korea has been detained at the Port of Gladstone after crew members reported they were owed tens of...

Ship owner, master face trial for dumping oil off Australia

Ship owner, master face trial for dumping oil off Australia

  A shipowner and a master are facing trial after being accused of discharging around 90 tonnes of oil from a bulk carrier into Queensland waters in July 2015....

Australia slams criminal cartel charges on Norwegian shipping firm

Australia slams criminal cartel charges on Norwegian shipping firm

  Norway-based shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WWO) has been charged with criminal cartel conduct in Australia. The charge relates to alleged cartel...

Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions

Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions

  New allies Vietnam and Australia expressed concern on Friday about China’s activities in the South China Sea, where Vietnamese and Chinese vessels are locked in...

Australia to fund PNG navy base redevelopment

Australia joins mission to protect Gulf shipping

  Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels traveling through key Middle East waterways after Iran seized a...

Australia on track to become world’s largest LNG exporter

Australia on track to become world’s largest LNG exporter

Australia could soon surpass Qatar as the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, according to Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation, and...