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ITF Unearths Shocking Case of Seafarer Abuse in Australia

C SummitAn absolutely appalling situation was uncovered in the Australian port of Mackay where five crew members of a Korean bulk carrier were allegedly denied basic rights such as access to food and were forced to work without pay.

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New Orders Slump at Chinese Yards

China ShipyardNew orders received by China’s shipbuilders contracted by more than 70% during the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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New Expansion Plan for Port Hedland

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Port HeadlandBHP Billiton is to improve the reliability and safety of port facilities with a $US240 million investment in six extra tugs and a new eight-pen tug harbour at West Australia’s Port Hedland.

The investment will also include the upgrade of workshop facilities, operational and service berths and two small boat moorings at the existing Nelson Point tug harbour.

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Bulk Carrier Lifeboat Incident

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AquarosaThe Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its report after a lifeboat was inadvertently released from the bulk carrier Aquarosa (pictured above) about 450 nautical miles north-west of Dampier, Western Australia on 1st March 2014.

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Queensland Bans New Barrier Reef Ports

Gladstone PortThe Australian state of Queensland is banning all new Great Barrier Reef ports under some of the “toughest laws in the world”.

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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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