Wrecks found in MH370 ocean hunt identified as coal-carrying 19th century merchant ships

Wrecks found in MH370 ocean hunt identified as coal-carrying 19th century merchant ships

Posted May 03, 2018 15:13:48 Photo: A sonar image of the wreck of an iron sailing ship found in the hunt for MH370. (Supplied: Australian Transport Safety Bureau) Two shipwrecks discovered by accident during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been confirmed to be 19th century coal …

Australia sending plane to monitor North Korean ships’ ‘illicit trade’ | Australia news

Australia will send a military plane to monitor North Korean vessels suspected of transferring prohibited goods in defiance of UN sanctions. The surveillance aircraft is bound for a US facility in Japan alongside Canadian military planes to monitor Pyongyang’s vessels on the high seas. “We do have a P-8A [Poseidon] …

Livestock ships could be blocked under state law, says WA Premier

Livestock ships could be blocked under state law, says WA Premier

Posted April 22, 2018 14:57:51 Photo: The Awassi Express remains docked at Fremantle Port while its ventilation system is upgraded. (ABC News: Nicolas Perpitch) Related Story: ‘Short, sharp’ review into live sheep exports after shocking footage released Related Story: Live export ship refused permission to sail as footage reveals ‘shocking’ …

Maritime college research aims to help Navy subs, ships avoid detection

Maritime college research aims to help Navy subs, ships avoid detection

Updated April 06, 2018 13:04:44 Photo: Samuel Smith’s research could help both military and civilian vessels. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) Related Story: Tasmania looking for defence contract allies in US mission The Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania is looking into how to make military submarines and ships even more …

Meet the marine pilots who guide enormous ships into Sydney Harbour

Meet the marine pilots who guide enormous ships into Sydney Harbour

Updated April 03, 2018 11:44:03 Video: ‘Every time I go out I can’t help but take photographs’ (ABC News) Captain Jonathan Drummond is descending a rope ladder hanging from a 70,000 tonne cargo ship, while waves of up to six metres break around him. He’s just taken navigational control of …

North Korea: UN Security Council blacklists dozens of ships, companies over illegal smuggling

North Korea: UN Security Council blacklists dozens of ships, companies over illegal smuggling

Updated March 31, 2018 17:51:01 Photo: Washington requested the historic sanctions package. (Reuters) The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea, boosting pressure on Pyongyang as leader Kim Jong-un plans to meet with his South Korean and …

Record number of cruise ships visit Tasmania, but backpackers worth more to the state

Record number of cruise ships visit Tasmania, but backpackers worth more to the state

By Fiona Blackwood Posted March 30, 2018 08:10:10 Photo: The number of cruise ship visits to the Port Arthur Historic Site jumped to 25 this summer season. (Supplied: Rodney Atkins) Related Story: Calls to ban cruise ships near Tasmanian national parks Related Story: Cruise ship emissions to be tested at …

Karachi port closed after cargo ships collide, spilling containers into sea

Karachi port closed after cargo ships collide, spilling containers into sea

Posted March 21, 2018 18:11:20 Video: Container ships collide at Karachi Port (ABC News) One of the largest ports in south Asia was closed after two cargo ships collided at the Karachi harbour, spilling shipping containers into the sea. The collision was captured on film by a dock worker, and …