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.
ITF says Australia is facing economic carnage from clogged ports as a result of rapidly worsening crew change crisis around its coasts, as the crews of two further ships in Western Australia and Victoria refused to keep sailing today in bids for repatriation.
Container terminal operator Hutchison Ports withheld coronavirus information from their workforce while allowing the site to operate after they knew of a positive COVID-19 test result.
MUA and ITF condemn the brutal treatment of more than 15,000 international crew from more than 50 nationalities engaged in the cruise ship industry in Australian waters.
Ports Australia is calling for recognition of ports and their personnel as essential services in all Australian states so we can keep Australia running.
Ports Australia is maintaining constant dialogue with government and industry to ensure the necessary measures are in place to keep Australia’s people safe and its trade flowing.
MSC Australia has come a long way since 1989. From six MSC staff, offering a fortnightly container service to South Africa, the agency has now expanded to hundreds of employees and vessel calls in seven major ports around Australia.
If you are planning to give your merchant navy competency examinations from Australia, read this article to get a general overview of the procedures and requirements.
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of Spirit of the Wild, a spectacular new tour vessel for Gordon River Cruises, and the first in Australia to operate in World Heritage-listed wilderness with Silent Drive.