Rio Tinto interferes following the detention of bauxite ship by Australian Maritime Safety Authority

May 10, 2021 Maritime Safety News

The Movers 3 is one of two Aswan Shipping carriers under detention in Australia for multiple breaches of the Maritime Labour Convention.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) inspected the Panama-flagged bulk carrier in the previous month discovered a defective freezer.

Allan Schwartz, Executive Director of operations, AMSA, said:  “That was resulting in unsafe and insufficient food stores for crew and dwindling freshwater supplies.”

“Aswan Shipping had displayed ‘continued reluctance’ to address food shortages and its health and safety obligations towards the crew, prompting Rio Tinto to step in”, he added.

Movers 3 arrived in Weipa, North Queensland with 22 crews but the cook petitioned to be repatriated on arrival and scouting is underway for a replacement.


Source: alcircle


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