Australia: COVID-19 Update
Members are advised that effective 12:00pm, Thursday 22 July, South Australia transitioned from a 'low risk' state to a ‘medium risk’ state, advance warning of a FIC has also been given which will run in Australia from 1 August to 31 September 2021 to determine the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of International Conventions and familiarity of the masters and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation.
Prolonged waiting periods of vessels carrying Australian coal to China: Cargo hazards and precautions while waiting to discharge coal.
The following table lists countries which have imposed bans on vessels fitted with open-loop SOx scrubbers calling at their ports, and on the discharge of washwater from these scrubber systems within their port waters.
The Club has recently been notified by our correspondent in Australia, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, of an increase in fines for those polluting Australian waters.
Members are advised that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a new marine notice (2018/3), reminding vessel owners, operators and masters of the need to stow and secure cargo containers in accordance with approved arrangements.
The below notice has been disseminated by DP World Australia quoting the source as the Port Authority of New South Wales.
Australia's Zero Tolerance for Asbestos - New ABF requirements for imports into Australia
The UK Club has received the following update from its correspondents, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, regarding new requirements for imports in Australia.
Legal update: In what circumstances will Australian Admiralty law recognise a foreign maritime lien?
An update on the recent decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in Ship "Sam Hawk" v Reiter Petroleum Inc  FCAFC 26.