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Australia bans bulk carrier Movers 3 after months of detention for appalling conditions

AMSA has banned the bulk carrier Movers 3 from Australian ports for 18 months following outstanding mechanical and survey issues being resolved this week. Caption: Bulk carrier Movers 3 - Image courtesy of Chuldan Imansyah Key points:AMSA has banned …
May 5, 2021 / Vessels

Hyundai Heavy Industries Takes A Step Further In 'Autonomous Ship' Design By Developing AI Solution For Ship Safety

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group independently has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based safety management/monitoring system (HiCAMS) and obtained  classification and flag Approval-in-Principal (AIP) for the first time in the shipbuilding …
Apr 23, 2021 / Curious

Wärtsilä and Ocean Technologies Group partner to deliver transformational learning solutions to improve safety and efficiency at sea

The leading provider of maritime smart Simulation and Training solutions Wärtsilä Voyage, and the leading maritime knowledge and technology solutions provider Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), have agreed to share their expertise and resources via a …
Feb 24, 2021 / Vessels

AMSA bans Barkly Pearl from Australian waters for 24 months

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued its most severe banning to date to the master and operator of the Marshall Islands-flagged livestock carrier, Barkly Pearl on Thursday, Jan 07, 2021.Due to concerns over the structural integrity of …
Jan 13, 2021 / Vessels

Ship banned for AUD $118,000 in unpaid crew wages

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Thursday banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier AC Sesoda for deliberately underpaying its crew by more than AUD $118,000, which the ship’s operator attempted to conceal from authorities.AMSA boarded …
Sep 18, 2020 / Vessels

Australia bans bulk carrier TW Hamburg for wage exploitation

Overnight the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier TW Hamburg from Australian ports for 12 months.AMSA boarded the ship in Gladstone on Friday 24 July 2020 after receiving correspondence that seafarers …
Jul 31, 2020 / Vessels

Australia slams door on cargo ships; desperately needed goods at risk

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) has late this morning (18 March) banned all commercial ships from entering ports in Queensland if the ship, or any person onboard, has been in any country outside of Australia within the last 14-days. Shipping …
Mar 18, 2020 / Curious

Equinor cleared to use Island Wellserver for well intervention in 2020

Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Island Wellserver vessel for well intervention in 2020. Caption: Well Stimulation Vessel Island Wellserver - Image courtesy of Morten Vika The PSA …
Jan 15, 2020 / Vessels

Japanese shipper MOL issues new safety advisory for Strait of Hormuz transit

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, one of the country’s largest shipowners, issued a new safety advisory for its vessels transiting the Strait of Hormuz, the key chokepoint for oil and gas ships traversing the Persian Gulf, amid heightened tensions between …
Jan 7, 2020 / Curious

Two bulk carriers banned from Australian ports in one day

In an unprecedented move, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned two bulk carriers from Australian ports for breaching the most basic rights of seafarers.Panama registered Fortune Genius in Gladstone and the Xing Jing Hai in …
Sep 13, 2019 / Curious