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COVID-19: Singapore implements first full crew change 

Seafarers in Australia refuse to sail amid crew change crisis 

  Crews on two more ships in Australia have refused to keep sailing, demanding repatriation as crew change crisis resulting from the COVID-19 travel restrictions...

Australia bans Greek ship for underpaying crew

Australia bans Greek ship for underpaying crew

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months. The 82,000 dwt...

Australia bans Greek ship for underpaying crew

Australia bans Greek ship for underpaying crew

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months. The...

Australia frees APL England after losing 50 containers 

Australia frees APL England after losing 50 containers 

  The APL England has been cleared to leave Australia after losing some 50 containers overboard off the coast of New South Wales last month. Inspectors with the...

Norwegian shipper pleads guilty to cartel conduct in Australia

Norwegian shipper pleads guilty to cartel conduct in Australia

  Norwegian shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS pleaded guilty to charges of criminal cartel conduct in Australia’s Federal Court on Thursday,...

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...