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Australia declares ‘state of disaster,’ locking down millions as virus cases soar

Empty store shelves. People in line. Shopping carts.

PortandTerminal.com, August 2, 2020 “Where you slept last night is where you’ll need to stay for the next six weeks,” MELBOURNE – The premier of Victoria, one of Australia’s six states, plunged the region into a “state of disaster” on Sunday, announcing even stricter lockdown measures, introducing a nightly curfew and banning virtually all trips outdoors. The move came after …

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Australia Bans Another Ship Over Wages Owed to Crew

Cargo ship

PortandTerminal.com, July 30, 2020 Seafarers on Liberia-flagged TW Hamburg were underpaid and suffered poor food provision, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Overnight the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier, TW Hamburg, from Australian ports for 12 months. Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows that the 93,230 dwt TW Hamburg is owned by China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding …

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LEAKED VIDEO: Heavy rain triggers massive release of water from lagoon into ocean

Screen grab water torrent. Sand. Onlookers

PortandTerminal.com, May 26, 2020 WAMBERAL LAGOON, AUSTRALIA – Heavy rain and rising water levels in Wamberal Lagoon, New South Wales in Australia caused lagoon waters to break through into the ocean. Footage from Tuesday (May 26) shows the massive release of water from Wamberal Lagoon into the ocean at Wamberal Beach. The filmer, Jacob told Newsflare: “The flow started with …

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Container ship loses at least 40 boxes in heavy seas off Australian coast on Sunday

Shipping containers falling off of container ship

PortandTerminal.com, May 24, 2020 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – The APL England, a Singapore-flagged container ship on route to the Port of Melbourne from China, lost at least 40 containers after experiencing a loss of propulsion in heavy seas shortly after 6am on Sunday. Power was restored in minutes but while it was out the ship rocked heavily and multiple container stacks collapsed …

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Australia bans 2 deadbeat bulk carriers for not paying crew

PortandTerminal.com, September 14, 2019 In an unprecedented move, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today banned two bulk carriers from Australian ports for breaching the most basic rights of seafarers – paying them what they are owed, on-time. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – The Panama-registered Fortune Genius in Gladstone and the Xing Jing Hai in Brisbane have been banned for a period of …

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Australia to join US military effort to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

Photo of Australian Navy Frigate in front of Sydney Opera House

PortandTerminal.com, August 21, 2019 Australian forces will make a “modest, meaningful and time-limited” contribution to a United States-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia has decided to join the United States-led mission to ensure freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz amid …

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