The recent federal elections saw a significant shift in support for the Labor government and which, traditionally, has held positive views towards seafarers and all those workers living, working and otherwise operating at sea.
But the ITF and its affiliates warn that rogue lobbyists, Shipping Australia, risk undermining the policy advances on cabotage and have called on its supporters in the industry to abandon it.
Four Pinoy seafarers aboard a Cyprus-flagged vessel had been apprehended in Australia for importing cocaine, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday.
Having published Counsel’s advisory opinion on a potential amendment to Australian maritime legislation, Human Rights at Sea has reinforced its independent efforts to enhance seafarer support under its international Maritime Levy Campaign.
Australia’s biggest navy vessel was docked in Tonga to unload supplies after a tsunami and volcanic eruption in the South Pacific archipelago, even after two dozen sailors testing COVID positive.
Mohd Zulkhaili Bin Alias, the master of a vessel that lost several dozens of cargo containers off Australia’s east coast was committed to stand trial.
Today’s arrival of the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, the Suiso Frontier, in Victoria marks the success of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project and the dawn of Australia’s hydrogen industry.
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.
In the past months, Human Rights at Sea, along with in-country partners, has been discreetly pursuing its Maritime Levy Campaign in Australia.
After months of being stranded on Chinese waters, distraught seafarers of Australian coal-carrying cargo ships might be repatriated as China is set to allow the unloading of cargo.