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ATSB Releases LNG Tanker Accident Report

Northwest StormpetrelThe Australia Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its report on the serious injury that occurred on board the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel.

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Ovation for Australian Cruising

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Quantum ClassRoyal Caribbean’s new Ovation of the Seas will cruise in Australasian waters next year.

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Bulker Master Fined $6,200 for Pilot-Less Barrier Reef Voyage

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China Stee lDeveloperThe master of a Chinese coal carrier, which sailed into a restricted section of the Great Barrier Reef, has been fined A$8000.

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Australia ‘Unable To Protect Domain’ in Southern Ocean

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Ocean ShieldThe Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield, appeared in Hobart late in February sparking speculation it may soon start pursuing illegal fishers in the Southern Ocean.

The ship arrived as an ocean security research fellow said Australia is unable to protect its sovereignty in Antarctic waters. Dr Sam Bateman, a retired Navy Commodore and Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, said the large Australian waters in the Southern Ocean were increasingly being targeted by illegal fishing.

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China COSCO Sends 17 Ships for Demolition

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COSCOChina COSCO Holdings has announced the disposal of 17 vessels with a combined tonnage of 919,853 dwt.

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MOL Express Refloated in Japan

MOL ExpressA container ship operated by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ran aground in Tateyama Harbour in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture on 11 January. The 2003-built 4,600teu MOL Express was manoeuvring to an anchoring area within the harbour to undergo repairs on her main engines when she went aground.

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