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New Shipping Measures for the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier ReefThe Australian government claims a new plan to manage shipping through the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait and the Coral Sea will put maritime navigation on a safer course.

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Record Levels of Antarctic Sea Ice

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Aurora AustralisFor the first time since satellite records began in 1979 Antarctic sea ice has passed the 20 million square kilometre mark.

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Ships Collide in Port Botany

Kiel ExpressThe actions of tug crews and pilots averted major damage in Sydney’s Port Botany during October when a super storm struck the city causing a trail of destruction.

Mooring lines of a 67,000-tonne container vessel, causing it to collide with another ship and shear the mooring lines of a third vessel.

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Incat Diversification Continues

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Muslim MagomayevThe latest vessel to appear from the Incat yard in Hobart is a 70 metre Fast Crew Boat (FCB).

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Carnival Legend Kicks Off Australian Cruise Season

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Carnival LegendAustralia’s biggest ever cruise season got underway with Sydney staging a spectacular welcome to mark the maiden arrival of Carnival Cruise LinesCarnival Legend.

In keeping with its name, the 88,500-tonne ship enjoyed a legendary entry into Sydney Harbour with the Australian Girls Choir performing a medley of well-known Australian tunes, along with the American and Australian national anthem, with 3,000 guests and crew singing along.

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‘Wind Bomb’ to Blame for Fremantle Damage

Grand PioneerFremantle’s harbourmaster says a rare and impossible-to-predict ‘wind bomb’ caused two ships to break their stern moorings at the West Australian port in August.

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