Project Completed to Repair Storm-Damaged Aids to Navigation at World’s Busiest Bulk Port

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has completed a $15.5 million project to repair and renew essential aids to navigation (AtoNs) located off the coast of Western Australia’s Port Hedland,…

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has completed a $15.5 million project to repair and renew essential aids to navigation (AtoNs) located off the coast of Western Australia’s Port Hedland,...

Containership Banned from Australian Waters for Serious Safety and Maintenance Issues

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a 90-day ban to the Marshall Island-flagged containership Big Lilly over significant safety and maintenance problems. The Big Lilly was initially detained in Melbourne following an…

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a 90-day ban to the Marshall Island-flagged containership Big Lilly over significant safety and maintenance problems. The Big Lilly was initially detained in Melbourne following an...

Australia Bans Second Briese Heavylift Ship Over Safety Violations

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a second Briese Heavylift GmbH & Co vessel from Australian waters due to safety violations, including failures of the safety management system…

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a second Briese Heavylift GmbH & Co vessel from Australian waters due to safety violations, including failures of the safety management system...

Australia Bans Bulk Carrier Over Multiple Deficiencies

Panama-flagged bulk carrier Babuza Wisdom has been banned from Australian waters for a period of 90 days by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) due to numerous detainable deficiencies, including…

Panama-flagged bulk carrier Babuza Wisdom has been banned from Australian waters for a period of 90 days by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) due to numerous detainable deficiencies, including...

Search Underway as Chinese Fishing Vessel Capsizes in Remote Area of the Indian Ocean

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating an international search effort to locate a missing Chinese fishing vessel that is believed to have capsized in a remote area of…

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating an international search effort to locate a missing Chinese fishing vessel that is believed to have capsized in a remote area of...

Australia Port State Control Campaign Targets Ships’ Watertight and Weathertight Integrity

Persistent and concerning issues with the watertight and weathertight integrity of ships in Australian ports have been revealed in recently released ship inspection data, according to the Australian Maritime Safety…

Persistent and concerning issues with the watertight and weathertight integrity of ships in Australian ports have been revealed in recently released ship inspection data, according to the Australian Maritime Safety...

Master Claims Recreational Voyage While Towing a Barge

Australia has convicted the master of a Sydney-based commercial vessel for breaching a condition on his vessel’s certificate of operation. The March 20 conviction comes after a successful prosecution by…

Australia has convicted the master of a Sydney-based commercial vessel for breaching a condition on his vessel’s certificate of operation. The March 20 conviction comes after a successful prosecution by...

Australia Bans Dutch Ship Amid Crackdown on ‘Poor Performers’

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has handed down a 90-day ban to a Netherlands-flagged ship as part of a crackdown on “poor performers” in the maritime industry.   AMSA detained…

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has handed down a 90-day ban to a Netherlands-flagged ship as part of a crackdown on “poor performers” in the maritime industry.   AMSA detained...

Australia Bans MSC Containership for 90 Days: AMSA Calls Out Operator Over Repeat Offenses

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) containership from entering Australian ports over maintenance and safety-related deficiencies following a string of detentions involving MSC-operated ship…

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) containership from entering Australian ports over maintenance and safety-related deficiencies following a string of detentions involving MSC-operated ships. AMSA issued a 90-day refusal of access direction notice on Sunday against the Liberian-flagged MSC Kymea II. AMSA says it issued the notice following months of sub-standard performance from the ship’s operator, Cyprus-based MSC Shipmanagement Ltd, including critical maintenance issues.  Over the past two years, AMSA has detained nine MSC-operated ships, including five so far in 2023. AMSA said many of these detentions showed systemic sub-standard maintenance practices onboard.   The...

Australia Bans Tanker for Underpaying Crew, Insufficient Food and Water

A Liberian-flagged tanker has been banned from Australian ports for six months for underpaying crew wages and insufficient food and water. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) announced the ban…

A Liberian-flagged tanker has been banned from Australian ports for six months for underpaying crew wages and insufficient food and water. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) announced the ban...