Australian waters contain a range of dangerous fauna that secrete toxins, inject venom, release or contain poison, harbour dangerous bacteria, give electric shocks or just have sharp teeth. Some can become aggressive once disturbed.
The new guidelines are based on the International Maritime Organization Guidelines on Fatigue (MSC.1/Circ. 1598.) and are aimed at regulated Australian and foreign-flagged vessels.
The sister ship of the YM Efficiency, which lost 81 shipping containers off the coast of Newcastle and Port Stephens in June 2018, has been arrested in Sydney today for a pollution debt that could reach as high as AUD $20 million.
AMSA has signed a contract to remove the pollution caused by the Yang Ming owned container ship YM Efficiency, when it lost 81 containers off the coast of Newcastle last year.
Australia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the Hon. George Brandis QC, has presented a cheque for $30,000 to the International Maritime Organization for the Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme.
Previously known as the Seafarer’s Handbook for Australian Waters, edition five contains a new chapter on interpreting the accuracy of depth information in Electronic Navigational Charts.
In an unprecedented move, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned two bulk carriers from Australian ports for breaching the most basic rights of seafarers.
AMSA has taken the next step in the ongoing battle to clean-up containers lost overboard from the YM Efficiency by announcing a tender for salvage operations.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has coordinated the successful rescue of 24 seafarers from a Japanese fishing vessel that caught alight off the coast of Perth.