The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Response Centre has been officially recognised as a Commonwealth Emergency Service Facility under the Telecommunications (Intercept and Access) Act 1979.
Australia has provided marine oil spill response support to Sri Lanka following the sinking of the Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl container ship off the coast of Colombo last June.
The awards are presented by the NATSAR Council in recognition of outstanding contribution to search and rescue within the Australian region.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Singapore-flagged bulk carrier Western Callao from Australian ports for six months.
In December 2020, Australian Pilot Captain Ritesh Bhamaria was expertly piloting oil tanker MT Godam through the Torres Strait in adverse weather conditions when he and the vessel crew sighted a distant hand waving for help in the rough sea.
AMSA is conducting research throughout 2021 into how Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs) behave if spilt into the Australian marine environment.
AMSA detained Maryam in Port Kembla on 19 February 2021 for numerous deficiencies including issues with its safety equipment and inoperative electricity generators.
AMSA has banned the bulk carrier Movers 3 from Australian ports for 18 months following outstanding mechanical and survey issues being resolved this week.
Australian maritime authorities have detained two vessels owned by controversial a Qatari shipping company for serious labour rights breaches just weeks after the crew on another of Aswan Trading and Contracting’s ships were driven to hunger strike off the coast of Kuwait.