AMSA Strips Livestock Carrier from Permit amid Multiple Defects

Image Courtesy: Wikimedia/Bahnfrend

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) found a number of issues on board the livestock carrier Al Messilah during a port state control and livestock pre-loading inspection at the port of Fremantle carried out on October 20.

The surveyor found holes corroded in the decks and bulkheads throughout the ship as well as wastage of the supporting structure. Multiple issues were detected with the electrical cabling including wasted conduits, improperly mounted cables, exposed wires and unsealed electrical junction boxes. In addition, the generator was unserviceable, the bulkhead structure was damaged and repairs throughout the livestock decks were of poor quality, an AMSA spokesperson told World Maritime News.

As a result, on Monday, October 23, AMSA withdrew the vessel’s Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock pending the completion of repairs.

The certificate is a prerequisite for the carriage of livestock and AMSA does not allow ships that are non-complaint with MO43 to carry livestock from Australia.

“AMSA is awaiting confirmation from the vessel operator about how they intend to rectify the issues,” the spokesperson said.

The vessel is chartered to carry 75,000 sheep to the Persian Gulf.

Al Messilah was involved in a major incident last year when up to 3,000 sheep died from heat stress while underway from Fremantle to the Middle East in July 2016, according to local media.

World Maritime News Staff


Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Jan 2018 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4


27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >