Kiunga Chief banned from Aus ports

THE Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Papua New Guinea cargo ship Kiunga Chief from entering or using Australian ports for three months.
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Staff Reporter

AMSA said this came after "the ship was detained for a third time in less than 18 months due to the failure of its operators to safely and effectively manage the operations of the vessel".
 
AMSA said the ban was issued to the master of the ship in Brisbane.
 
"The ship has now gone to an anchorage within the port to undergo an inspection by its class society, before it continues its voyage. The three-month ban will take effect once the vessel leaves the port," AMSA said.
 
AMSA said Kiunga Chief had been issued a total of 79 deficiencies by AMSA between August 14, 2015, and May 29, 2017.
 
"These deficiencies include failure to maintain critical equipment such as the ship's engines and fire extinguishing systems, inadequate food provisions, unsanitary living conditions including defective toilets and water leakage into cabins, inadequate training for crew and evidence of crew exceeding 72 hours of work in seven days and being underpaid," AMSA alleged.
 

 

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