• 2015 January 31 18:02

    AMSA bans vessel from Australian ports for 12 months

    For the first time, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a vessel from entering or using any port in Australia for 12 months. Indonesian flagged container ship Red Rover (IMO9481673) was issued with a direction not to enter or use any port in Australia for 12 months after being detained by AMSA three times since September 2014. The most recent detention was on 28 January 2015 in Fremantle, Western Australia. All three detentions identified failings in the vessel’s Safety Management System, including a lack of effective passage planning and failure to use appropriate chart s and publications. This is the third vessel operated by PT Meratus Line (Company Number 0313623) which has been banned from accessing Australian ports for a period of time.

    All three of these vessels repeatedly demonstrated they were not operating or bei ng managed to meet applicable standards despite repeated advice by AMSA to take action to improve performance. AMSA banned the MV Meratus Sangatta ( IMO 9116797) earlier this month and the Territory Trader (IMO 8812899) in November last year , from entering or using any port in Australia for three months. AMSA Chief Executive Officer, Mick Kinley, said Australia is a signatory to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and AMSA takes its responsi bilities seriously to ensure compliance with all international safety conventions.

    “The unsafe operation of vessels poses an unacceptable risk to seafarers and the environment and AMSA treats any breaches of international shipping standards with the greatest of seriousness ,” Mr Kinley said. “ A lack of effective passage planning is extremely unsafe, particularly in areas like the Western Australia coastline. Like the Great Barrier Reef, this coastline has environmentally sensitive areas such as Ningal oo Reef and Houtman Abrolhos Islands, with Ningaloo Reef containing International Maritime Organization endorsed ‘Area to be Avoided’ ship routing measures. “The PT Meratus Line has shown a disregard for international standards through repeated breaches and all ships operated by this company are now subject to inspections at every port call ,” he said. The Red Rover is the fourth vessel to be banned from Australian ports under the revised Navigation Act which came into effect in July 2013.




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2020 July 8

18:11 Carnival Cruise Line sets ship delivery changes and related deployment plans
17:50 POWERGLOBE seeks for 10 years LNG vessel charter-agreement
17:27 Maritime partners unveil Autonomous Guard Vessel
17:03 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for August 2020
16:48 SaR operation in Singapore: man overboard incident
16:20 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 6M’2020 grew by 10% Y-o-Y
16:13 Maritime industry calls for EU political leadership on seafarers
15:23 Port of Antwerp total throughput down by 4.9% in H1 2020
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13:45 RF State Duna adopts a package of laws on privileges in the Arctic
13:12 PD Ports wins major pipeline contract with Global Manufacturer at Hartlepool
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12:18 Germany takes over HELCOM chairmanship
12:11 Seanergy Maritime announces agreement to acquire a Capesize vessel with prompt delivery
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11:29 Pella Shipyard delivers patrol boat of Project 03160
11:04 Austal delivers first of two 118 metre trimarans to Fred. Olsen Express
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2020 July 7

18:06 ZIM unveils new digital services
17:49 Great Arctic Regatta started in Saint Petersburg
17:27 Crude exports via Kozmino in HI’2020 grew by 5% YoY
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16:35 Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme
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15:56 New ferry line Baltic Link launched at the port of Riga
15:28 RF Government allocates RUB 320 million to subsidize shipping companies
15:02 ABP delivers project cargo using North Lincolnshire’s waterways
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14:02 Konecranes to deliver mobile harbor crane to new terminal in Trieste
13:46 Bunker prices rise at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
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2020 July 6

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